Atos HQ Head Black Belt Andre Galvao teaches The Deep Half Guard Attacks, Transitions & Sweeps from Half Knee Shield Guard, during the 6:15pm class on 09/16/2020.
The Deep Half Guard is a great position in BJJ. It is a very strong defensive position to be in. You can set up many different sweeps from this position and much more.
Deep half guard is a position that we are all probably familiar with, even if you have only spent a little time on the mats. It's an inverted over under pass.
Professor Galvao also shows a variation from this position using the lapel to shoulder trap back take.
Andre Galvao is one of the greatest BJJ athletes of all time, with 6 IBJJF World Championship titles, 10 IBJJF Pan American Championships, and 6 ADCC World Championship titles (4x as the ADCC Super Fight Champion). He received his black belt from Luis “Careca” Dagmar, having also worked extensively with Fernando Terere. Galvao is also a former mixed martial artist, with an MMA record of 5-2-0, before he retired to lead the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Headquarters in San Diego, California.
Today, Atos is considered one of the best jiu-jitsu academies in the world, producing World Champion athletes at all levels, from juvenile and white belt all the way to black belt. Galvao's mission with Atos BJJ On Demand is to share the lessons, and experiences he has acquired competing and coaching over the years.