BJJ Universe’s associate and black belt of 11 years under Team Alliance Academy in Maryland, USA, Mike Vicioustacion shows us some old-school half-guard basics in these two short 2-minute videos.

This is an absolute MUST-KNOW knowledge for all BJJ practitioners. You will need these simple 2-3 principles in almost every sparring that you do. Some people may call them “old-school”, but in fact, these are the basics that are required to make more complex combinations. The principles of the “underhook” and of trapping the opponents’ other leg while doing the sweep from a half-guard are like a glossary of BJJ.

Mike originally learned this sweep from Eddie Bravo‘s Rubber Guard book, but has also added a few different details along the way and made it his own.