Half Guard Bottom Turning to the Knees or Turning to take the Back with Under Hook

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  1. Nikolas A July 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Hi Henry,
    When your partner has the wizzer on your underhook and you drive towards 45 degrees towards his hips, what do you do when your partner sprawls his leg to post against your drive? Do you change the angle of the drive, try to reguard? This usually ends up in a scramble for me no matter which course of action I take. My gym has lots of wrestlers and they are really good as riding and posting.
    Thanks so much,

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 9:14 am

      Yup, shift the angle of the drive while keeping pressure so they cannot move their post leg

      • seph l June 20, 2019 at 12:15 am

        Another guy wondering about the back step pass, I’m getting caught in leg lock setup like crazy from it

  2. Chester S August 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Henry, one of the most common counters against the underhook is the back step pass or the reverse half pass. Is it possible to pick your thoughts on it?

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 8:30 am

      Is that when the opponent switches sides, hoping over to the other side and sitting on their butt to free the leg?

      • Chester S August 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

        Yes Sir. Sometimes, they sit on you rather than on the ground. Thank you!

  3. zamy y October 13, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Hi Henry, when they have the underhook and we are on our knee there is a guillotine avable, did you thing that it’s a great option?

    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      no guillotine if you have proper head placement, and its a low percentage attack because your not in a position of control

  4. Cameron S February 6, 2018 at 12:35 am

    Hi Henry,
    Just as Chester above, I was wondering your thoughts on preventing your opponent from back stepping to the other side to pass or look for leg locks on the rear leg. I usually try to hook and lift their inside leg and get to top, but would love to get some details on the position from you if possible?
    Many thanks!

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