Recovery from Knee Shield Smash

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  1. Marcelo C November 21, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Are they any adjustments when the opponent weaves his arm between the legs?

    • Henry A November 21, 2016 at 11:45 pm

      That arm weave is a superficial control… if you stay on your side and kick your top leg back while bringing your bottom up towards your belly you will break the arm weave. It’s not possible for someone to control 2 legs with 1 arm, the legs are stronger then the arm

  2. Reinhardt G May 27, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Hey Henry. Does it make a difference when he pushes your leg down while gripping the pants?

  3. Wagner V June 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    I henry … I love this kind of open guard which is from BJJ Old School … I always had problems to defend this guard when my knees was pushed down … This technique will help a lot like many others is this course … Thanks for the sharing concepts … Really good!!

  4. John Taylor August 6, 2017 at 3:45 am

    I can’t wait for someone to try and press the knee shield down, as there effectively giving you a free triangle, armbar Combo. Do you alway’s look to free the leg and put it on the hip from the Half Guard knee shield Henry?….

    • Henry A August 28, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Yes I don’t play knee shield from half guard much also known a z guard, I prefer going back to full open so I can use the scissor sweep

      • zamy y October 7, 2017 at 1:20 am

        Could you make a video to explain how you free the leg and put it on the hip from the Half Guard knee shield? Beacause i got long leg and it’s a bit of a probleme for me to put it out

        • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 5:14 pm

          try stretching your body away

  5. zamy y October 2, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    This look like gold

  6. Chester S August 20, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Henry, somebody asked about the leg weave and I believe it isn’t necessarily a superficial control. Your opponent can sprawl and put weight on it. You showed a similar sprawl on a knee shield passing video in the vip section I believe. Yuri Simoes does this a lot. But anyway, I think your ping pong is one option to counter.

  7. John G August 1, 2019 at 5:27 am

    This is really interesting , I don’t do much from this position as my shield side feels vulnerable.
    But guys in our gym do, especially those more compact than I am. What occurred to me while watching is @ 110-112 on the video ,I was thinking I i waa In his guard about using that collapse as bait for the elbow shield pass . Problem is I don’t think anyone else knows this move from the open guard with shield in my gym. Thank Henry I’m loving the instruction !!

  8. Leonard August 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm


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