How to Crossface to Pass Half Guard

Flattening your partner with a crossface can be one of the very best techniques for passing the guard, particularly half guard (and the variations that arise from passing half guard). Whenever you're passing the guard, one way to prevent good guard maintenance is to keep your partner flat on their back, and few things do this better than a classic crossface from half guard. We'll take a look at several different variations and methods from a few different situations.

How to Crossface to Pass Half Guard