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3-09 Half Guard to Single Leg

In the arm drag section, we briefly discussed how if we stepped between our opponent’s legs when he is playing a seated guard that we can think of that position as an upright half guard or as reoriented single leg (your opponent hugging your leg between his legs, except from the seated position instead of from the standing position). We apply that perspective from the bottom of half guard in this technique. While this position might seem a far cry away from a standing single leg, the elements are there: I have an underhook, my opponent’s leg is between my legs, and my head is on the inside. Since I know that I have the ingredients for a single leg, I know that a finish is likely close by. Recognizing that my opponent is kneeling, I choose to look to set the table.