The Jiu-Jitsu Half Guard is one of the most common BJJ Guards for training Jiu-Jitsu and Sport BJJ – but it also is a great “Combat BJJ Guard” that can be used in a Self-Defense situation when you are on the ground, and you need to escape get back to your feet in a dominant position.

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When learning BJJ for Self Defense, the application of the Jiu-Jitsu Technique must change slightly. There are many Half Guard Techniques to learn in Jiu-Jitsu, but not all half guard techniques are great BJJ Self Defense.

The way we like to think about the BJJ Half Guard, is that is an attacking BJJ guard where we can use the good self-defense techniques and concepts to create space and get back to our feet; use half guard sweep techniques to get to your opponents back and finish them with BJJ Self-Defense Chokes / Submissions or finish with punches or kicks.