Inside the University 393 - Butterfly Guard Sweep with Shoulder Trapped

Inside the University 393 - Butterfly Guard Sweep with Shoulder Trapped

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Professor Alex Brandão starts off the class with a butterfly guard sweep series. From the butterfly, he sits up and traps his opponent's arm and head with his arms. His opponent will instinctively push Alex's elbow up to free his head, so now Alex brings the arm to the other side and traps his shoulder. With his elbow now underneath his opponent's chin, he pushes the head up and pushes the shoulder down while he uses his hook to sweep to the trapped arm side. If his opponent posts his leg out to defend, Alex can kick the leg back and sweep, or he can hook the leg and sweep to the other side and attack the reverse armbar.


Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 10 - Lapel Lasso Sweep to Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 10 - Lapel Lasso Sweep to Choke

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From the butterfly guard, Robson takes his opponent's lapel out, and then his opponent swims his arm to get the underhook and tries to flatten him out. Posting on his elbow, Robson lassos the lapel around his opponent's neck, and reaches over the back to grab the belt. He uses his hook to sweep, and passes to the side. His free arm goes underneath the armpit and he feeds the lapel to his other hand. Now he grabs the lapel with his free hand, thumb in, and finishes the choke.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 9 - Sweep with Lapel Grip Behind the Back

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 9 - Sweep with Lapel Grip Behind the Back

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Robson starts in the butterfly guard with the underhook, and is unable to grab his opponent's sleeve. He pulls his opponent's far lapel out of the belt, and lays flat as he feeds it across the back to his underhook hand, trapping the arm with it. He posts his free foot flat on the mat, swims his arm underneath his opponent's leg, and uses his leverage to sweep his opponent.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 8 - Sideways Sweep when Opponent has Underhook

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 8 - Sideways Sweep when Opponent has Underhook

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Robson's opponent has the underhook and is able to flatten him out. With his free hand, Robson grabs the near sleeve and pushes it across his body. His other arm that had the whizzer now reaches over the back to grab the belt, and Robson ducks his head underneath his opponent's head, moving his body perpendicular to his opponent. Now he uses his leverage to pull with his grips and kick with his hook, sweeping his opponent to his side. He maintains his grip control until he rolls to the top and can establish side control.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 7 - Butterfly Sweep to Mount when Opponent has Underhook

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 7 - Butterfly Sweep to Mount when Opponent has Underhook

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Once again, Robson is playing butterfly guard, and his opponent gets the underhook. Like before, Robson makes a tight whizzer, feeds the far sleeve to his hand, and posts up on his elbow. His opponent feels off balance, so he drops to his knees to keep pressure on Robson. With his free leg behind his hook, gets on his knee, removes his hook and steps his leg over his opponent's back. Not wanting to give up his back, his opponent rolls and Robson takes the mount.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 6 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 6 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

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Robson is in the butterfly guard, and his opponent gets the underhook on him, so he whizzers the arm and makes a grip on the opposite sleeve by feeding it with his other hand. He posts his hand on the mat to keep his base, and drags the arm in as he stretches his free leg out, giving him the space he needs to close the triangle.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 5 - Butterfly Sweep to Back Take

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 5 - Butterfly Sweep to Back Take

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Again, Robson goes for the basic butterfly sweep, but his opponent bases, so Robson needs another option. He brings his free foot below his hook, and makes an X on his opponent's knee. He brings his underhook up as high as possible to force his opponent's posted arm past his head. Now he stretches out his legs and moves his body under his opponent's armpit, landing on the back. Here, he throws his top hook over the body, makes a grip on the lapel, and rolls through, taking the back. He brings his other leg over the shoulder to finish the choke. Note that Robson never lets go of the sleeve grip.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 4 - Butterfly Sweep to Kata Guruma

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 4 - Butterfly Sweep to Kata Guruma

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Robson sets up his butterfly guard and attempts the basic sweep, but his opponent has a good base and stays on his feet. Robson's first step is to pull the arm and wrap around the back of his neck, as he posts on his elbow. His other arm abandons the underhook and grabs the leg. He lowers his forehead to the mat, and at the same time sweeps his opponent using the kata guruma technique.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 3 - Basic Butterfly Sweep

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 3 - Basic Butterfly Sweep

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Robson sets up his butterfly guard as shown before, and raises his opponent off the mat with his hook. It's important that he pushes the hand between the legs, his underhook goes as high as it can, and he is on his side. He uses his foot on the mat to push and turn his body over as he sweeps his opponent. He looks to land with his shin across the thigh, so he can easily mount right away.

Fredson Paixao Series 9 - Back Take from Butterfly Guard

Fredson Paixao Series 9 - Back Take from Butterfly Guard

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Although Fredson is most known for his wrist locks, his favorite positions are taking the back. Here he shows a back take from the butterfly guard, that he sets up by attempting a wrist lock. When his opponent defends the wrist lock, he drags the arm across his body, causing his opponent to base on his feet in order to avoid being swept. Now his back is exposed, so Fredson escapes his hips from underneath and attacks the back.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 7 - Butterfly Guard Sweep

Tarsis Humphreys Series 7 - Butterfly Guard Sweep

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Tarsis shows a butterfly guard sweep that he learned from Fernando Terere. First he posts his hand on the mat and scoots close to his opponent, grabbing his belt with the underhook and making sure to get his shoulder underneath the armpit. With his hook live and his knee on the outside, Tarsis grabs the triceps and pulls the arm in tight before he rolls to his side, sweeping his opponent.

Inside The University 213 - Butterfly Guard to X-Guard Sweep

Inside The University 213 - Butterfly Guard to X-Guard Sweep

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Saulo continues to show the butterfly guard sweep, but now his opponent posts his arm and drops his base to defend the sweep. Saulo reacts by spinning underneath his opponent, keeping his hook and sets up an X-Guard, Curu-Curu Guard or you can use any other similar hook guard that suits your game.