Inside the University 89 - Classic Butterfly Hook Sweep to X Guard Entry

Inside the University 89 - Classic Butterfly Hook Sweep to X Guard Entry

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Xande's closing lesson from the butterfly seminar covers how to get underneath your opponent if they decide to post out by standing against your classic hook sweep. When your opponent posts a leg out, it gives you the space to hook the far leg and get underneath them to transition into various X guard sweeps. Combining multiple attacks such as the arm lock and the x-guard transition with the hook sweep can confuse your opponent and allow you to capitalize on their reaction.


Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 5 - Brown Belt Champ Techniques, Classic Open Guard to Triangle, Omoplata, or Tripod Sweep Combo

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 5 - Brown Belt Champ Techniques, Classic Open Guard to Triangle, Omoplata, or Tripod Sweep Combo

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Rico recalls the techniques that helped him win his 2 brown belt world titles. He explains that as your opponent gets more advanced, they will often break a grip and not let you control both sleeves to play a traditional spider guard. In this case, use the cross lapel and work a modified classic open guard to attack with the triangle, omoplata, or the tripod sweep.

White Belt University - Triangle from Classic Open Guard

White Belt University - Triangle from Classic Open Guard

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Xande teaches how to set up the triangle from the classic open guard. This is a great submission to add to your game at the earliest stages because you can catch your opponent with it from almost any position.

Inside the University 71 - Defending Double Unders or Single Unders Pass

Inside the University 71 - Defending Double Unders or Single Unders Pass

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Xande teaches how to defend against the double unders or single unders pass and position yourself to sweep them off their pass attempt. In this defense we straighten our leg and turn our hips to change the weight distribution and angle of our body to make it harder to complete the double unders or single unders pass.

Inside the University 58 - Defending the Torreada Pass

Inside the University 58 - Defending the Torreada Pass

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Xande teaches two basic ways to defend against the torreando (torreada) pass as seen in the Jiu Jitsu University book.

Inside the University 48 - Helio Gracie Choke and Butterfly Hook Sweep Combo from Classic Open Guard

Inside the University 48 - Helio Gracie Choke and Butterfly Hook Sweep Combo from Classic Open Guard

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Saulo teaches the Helio Gracie choke (palm up palm up collar choke) and classic butterfly hook sweep as a combination attack from your classic open guard. He covers details on how to set up the grips as well as how to create the proper angle to finish the choke.

JJU 23-0 to 23-04 Reverse De la Riva Control and Knee Push Sweep

JJU 23-0 to 23-04 Reverse De la Riva Control and Knee Push Sweep

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Xande teaches how to set up and control your opponent in the reverse de la riva position and set up the knee push sweep. He explains that the reverse de la riva is a good position that can be used to counter the knee cross pass.

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 2 - Late Berimbolo Counter Reberimbolo to Back Take

Xande's Modern Guard Killer 2 - Late Berimbolo Counter Reberimbolo to Back Take

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Xande teaches a late counter to the late berimbolo using your opponent's attempt to spin underneath you to take their back instead. The reberimbolo requires anticipation of your opponent's movements, understanding of the berimbolo roll, and practice to be able to execute it against them successfully.

White Belt University 4.7 Classic Guard Sweeps - Scissor Sweep

White Belt University 4.7 Classic Guard Sweeps - Scissor Sweep

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The classic guard goes well in combination with the closed guard. If you are having trouble in the closed guard, you can open your guard and set up the classic guard to attack with different sweeps. The scissor sweep is a staple from this position and although it is a basic sweep, it is highly effective even in the highest levels of jiu jitsu.

White Belt University 4.8 Classic Guard Sweeps - De la Riva Hook Sweep or Arm Drag

White Belt University 4.8 Classic Guard Sweeps - De la Riva Hook Sweep or Arm Drag

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When setting up the classic guard, your opponent may raise their knee to defend against the scissor sweep. In this case, transition into the de la riva hook sweep or the arm drag to continue your attack.

White Belt University 4.9 Cross Grip or 2-on-1 Guard - Arm Drag, Scissor, and De la Riva Hook Sweep

White Belt University 4.9 Cross Grip or 2-on-1 Guard - Arm Drag, Scissor, and De la Riva Hook Sweep

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The cross grip guard or 2 on 1 guard has very similar attacks as the classic guard. The different between the two guards is a difference in how you are gripping your opponent's gi. The classic guard has one grip in your opponent's cross collar and one grip on the same side sleeve. The cross grip guard is when you grip your opponent's cross sleeve while the 2 on 1 guard is when you have your opponent's cross sleeve and use the same side hand to grip their gi near the armpit to reinforce the cross grip. The arm drag, scissor sweep, and de la riva hook combinations from the 2 on 1 or cross grip guard are very similar to their classic guard variations.

Inside the University 37 - Half Spider Guard Setup into X Guard, Curu Curu, or Single Leg

Inside the University 37 - Half Spider Guard Setup into X Guard, Curu Curu, or Single Leg

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The half spider guard is mostly a transitional position as there aren't any direct sweeps from the half spider position itself. We can use the half spider guard to transition from spider guard into x guard, curu curu guard, or a single leg to finish with a sweep. The position has become more popular in the modern competition scene with people like Leandro Lo using it effectively in competitions against the best in the world. Check out the Leandro Lo seminar in the curriculum section for more half spider guard transitions to sweeps.