Inside the University 394 - Spider Guard Sweep with an X-Guard Hook

Inside the University 394 - Spider Guard Sweep with an X-Guard Hook

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Yan Lucas is playing spider guard with both feet in the biceps. He places his left foot on the mat between his opponent's legs and extends his right leg, bring his opponent forward. Now he makes an X-guard hook with his left leg, and traps the leg by pinching it with his arm. He lets go of the sleeve on his other grip to grab the heel, and brings his foot on the hip so he can kick his opponent back to the mat. Now he brings his hook out to S position so he can easily come on top to finish the sweep.


Monique Elias Spider Guard 9 - Omoplata Sweep

Monique Elias Spider Guard 9 - Omoplata Sweep

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Monique locks up the omoplata as before, and as she sits up to reach for the belt, her opponent rolls forward to defend. Monique follows and ends up on top with the biceps locked between her thigh and calf. She grabs her opponent's head, and now releases the trapped arm in order to establish side control.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 4 - Back Roll Sweep from De La Riva Guard

Monique Elias Spider Guard 4 - Back Roll Sweep from De La Riva Guard

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Monique has her lasso guard and her opponent stands up with a good base, so Monique puts her free foot in the biceps, and removes her lasso, swinging her leg to the De La Riva guard. Pushing off her feet, Monique uses her core to spin toward her De La Riva hook. As she spins, she stretches her foot in the biceps, and uses the momentum to sweep her opponent backward. She rolls back over her shoulder and lands in the mount.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 3 - Lasso Guard Sweep with Feet Crossed

Monique Elias Spider Guard 3 - Lasso Guard Sweep with Feet Crossed

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Monique sets up the lasso guard and her opponent is working to pass, so she puts her other foot across her shin. When her opponent goes to her side, Monique swims her arm to the far shin, and spins herself so she is underneath and in a north south position. Now she can stretch her legs to sweep her opponent forward, and come up to side control.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 2 - Lasso Guard Sweep when Opponent Knee Cuts

Monique Elias Spider Guard 2 - Lasso Guard Sweep when Opponent Knee Cuts

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Monique sets up her lasso guard again and is looking for her sweep, but her opponent pushes her leg to the mat and steps over to knee cut. Monique stretches her lasso leg to give her more power, and makes the grip on her opponent's knee. Now she can easily kick her lasso leg to the side and sweep her opponent, coming up to side control as before.

Monique Elias Spider Guard 1 - Basic Lasso Guard Sweep

Monique Elias Spider Guard 1 - Basic Lasso Guard Sweep

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In this series, Monique Elias, who is Black Belt World Champion and wife of Mario Reis, shows us some of her favorite techniques from the spider guard. She begins with both sleeve grips and one foot on her opponent's hip. She brings her other leg over the arm to make her lasso hook, and her other hand releases the sleeve and grabs the pants outside the knee. Now she turns her hips toward the knee grip, and creates the leverage she needs to turn back hard the other way, and sweep her opponent. As she comes up, she lets go of the sleeve grip to control the head, and she establishes side control.

Inside The University 300 - Lasso Guard Sweep

Inside The University 300 - Lasso Guard Sweep

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Continuing from the lasso guard, Gustavo has his lasso hook deep and his other foot is in the biceps, stretching the arm. He removes his lasso hook from the armpit and brings it across to hook behind the knee, causing his opponent to lower his base. Now he moves the foot in the biceps to the mat, while switching his grip from the sleeve to the collar. He pulls with his grips and kicks with his hook to sweep his opponent.

Luiza Monteiro Series 9 - X-Guard Sweep with Leg Lasso

Luiza Monteiro Series 9 - X-Guard Sweep with Leg Lasso

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Luiza shows another X-guard sweep, but now instead of placing her foot in the biceps, she lassos the arm with her leg, and then brings her foot behind her opponent's hamstring. Using her lasso leg, she kicks to make her opponent step forward, and places the other leg in the X-guard. Now she pulls the lasso grip and stretches both legs to sweep her opponent.

Luiza Monteiro Series 8 - Spider Guard to X-Guard Sweep

Luiza Monteiro Series 8 - Spider Guard to X-Guard Sweep

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Again starting with one foot on the hip and one foot in the biceps, Luiza brings her foot on the hip behind the other knee and kicks, forcing her opponent to step forward. Now she lets go of the pants grip to hug the leg, at the same time she brings her knee in to make the X-guard. Next she brings the foot in the biceps behind the knee, and when she is ready to sweep, she slides her hook down behind the heel and forces her opponent to fall backwards.

Luiza Monteiro Series 5 - Tripod Sweep

Luiza Monteiro Series 5 - Tripod Sweep

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Luiza attempts her favorite variation of the tripod sweep, as shown in the previous position, but now her opponent steps back to defend the sweep, so Luiza uses the traditional tripod sweep instead. She first places her bottom foot on the hip, and brings the foot that was on the hip down to hook behind the foot instead. Now she pushes with her foot on the hip, and pulls with her other foot and both her grips to finish the sweep.

Luiza Monteiro Series 4 - Tripod Sweep Variation

Luiza Monteiro Series 4 - Tripod Sweep Variation

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After pulling guard, Luiza's favorite option is to go for a sweep similar to the tradition tripod sweep. With the pants and sleeve grip, Luiza escapes her hips and places her foot across her opponent's hips. Her foot on the same side she is gripping the pants drops down behind her opponent's other foot, and she simultaneously kicks her heel against her opponent's heel while pushing with her other foot and pulling with both grips, allowing her to come to the top for the sweep.

AJ Sousa Series 11 - Leg Lasso Spider Guard Sweep

AJ Sousa Series 11 - Leg Lasso Spider Guard Sweep

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Concluding his series, AJ shows his favorite sweep using his leg lasso guard. From spider guard, he throws the leg lasso on one arm and keeps his other foot in the other biceps. He then moves the foot in the biceps to the hip and pushes his opponent away, before undoing his leg lasso and changing it to a regular foot in the biceps hook. His foot on the hip goes to the ground to help bring his opponent forward. Next he brings his leg to the back of his opponent's thigh, grabs his ankles and sweeps him backward.