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Half Guard: The Whip Up

Once you establish the Lockdown with double under hooks, you have some options available (the most obvious of these is simply to stall in what is a solid hold on your opponent’s leg) but, to really capitalise on the Half Guard’s offensive potential, you will need to  ‘Whip Up’ to your side.

The Whip Up is a deceptively simple looking move. Drill it over and over with your training partner holding you down as tightly as he can; only after the move starts to feel natural will it really be effective during rolls. Here is a video by the guys at Submissions 101 explaining the Whip Up in some detail:

Key Points to Remember:

  • Drill the technique thoroughly before you expect it to be effective.
  • Against much larger opponents, it can be extremely difficult to perform the Whip Up, especially if they are weighing down and/or have obtained neck control – focus on creating spaces and using your opponent’s momentum to your advantage.
  • In a situation where you are at risk of being punched/elbowed, always consider transitioning into a different position as your opponent postures up to begin striking e.g. Transition to X-Guard, or use the space to kick your opponent a safe distance away from you. 
  • Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that a successful Whip Up is a successful technique – it is only a transition that allows you to capitalise on a wider variety of techniques that follow as a result of its success. 


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