Inside the University 822 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

Inside the University 822 - Half Guard Sweep when Opponent has One Arm Under the Leg

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Now Rene is in half guard and his opponent is under one of his legs, similar to an over-under pass. Rene makes a grip on the triceps and quickly switches his hips to face the other direction, sweeping his opponent in the process.


Inside the University 777 - Back Roll Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 777 - Back Roll Half Guard Sweep

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Using the half guard lift, Gustavo raises his opponent off the mat and gets underneath him. Now he pulls the collar down and pushes it away as he looks toward his right shoulder and does a back roll, ending up on top in his opponent's half guard, where he has many options.

Inside the University 776 - Half Guard Lift

Inside the University 776 - Half Guard Lift

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Now with knee shield across the belly, and has a collar and wrist grip, Professor Gustavo plants his top foot on his bottom foot for leverage. He pushes into his opponent to cause a reaction before using his hips to pull him up and on top of him, where he holds him up like a table. From here he will show different options.

Inside the University 668 - Hannette Staack - Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 668 - Hannette Staack - Half Guard Sweep

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Starting from the same set up with the lapel already in her underhook hand, Hannette feels that Xande is blocking her from going to the back, so she reaches in and grabs his sleeve with her free hand. She tucks her elbows in and changes her legs so her outside foot is now hooking the inside of Xande's leg. Using her other foot planted on the mat, she shifts her hips underneath Xande several times until she is on the other side and he is completely off balance. Now she can easily roll and sweep Xande, keeping her head tight to his chest and she comes to the top.

Inside the University 667 - Hannette Staack - Back Take from Half Guard

Inside the University 667 - Hannette Staack - Back Take from Half Guard

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Special guest and multiple time world champion, Hannette Staack, shows a couple of her favorite half guard positions during her surprise visit to the University of Jiu Jitsu. Starting from half guard with her underhook reaching across the back and her head tight to the chest, Hannette opens the lapel with her free hand and feeds it to her underhook. Next she swims her free hand between herself and Xande, feeding the lapel to it, and her underhook reaches up to grab the back of the collar. Now she kicks her leg and pushes the collar, creating space for her to sit up to his back. With Xande in turtle, she can throw her free leg over the back and sink in her hook to establish back control.

Inside the University 616 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Deep Half Guard Sweep

Inside the University 616 - Push-Pull Off Balance to Deep Half Guard Sweep

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After answering some questions on the triangle, Gustavo does his push-pull and off balance, but this time his opponent keeps a good control of his leg and he is unable to break the grip. Now Gustavo lifts his leg and swims his arm underneath, while spinning his hips to establish deep half guard. From here he lets go of his own shin to bring his arm out and rolls inside to get the sweep.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 14 - Elevated Scissor Sweep from Half Guard

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 14 - Elevated Scissor Sweep from Half Guard

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Following the same set up as before, Eduardo traps the arm, hooks the leg and elevates his opponent. However, instead of looking to recover closed guard this time, he looks to sweep instead. Now when he brings his leg to the outside, he uses it like a scissor to sweep his opponent and establish his top position.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 12 - Half Guard Bridge Sweep

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 12 - Half Guard Bridge Sweep

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Eduardo's opponent is on top in half guard with heavy shoulder pressure, so Eduardo locks the inside leg with a triangle and pushes the foot away with his foot. Now he grabs the hand that is pushing his knee, and pulls it down. He reaches over the arm and grabs the belt, trapping the arm now. Next he moves his legs so that his foot is now blocking the far leg rather than the near foot, and his other foot plants on the mat so he can bridge and sweep his opponent.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 11 - Pulling Half Guard to Sweep

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 11 - Pulling Half Guard to Sweep

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From standing, Eduardo gets his cross collar and sleeve grips, and kicks at his opponent's leg to make him step back. This opens the space for him to pull half guard. Now depending on his opponent's reaction, he can set up different sweeps. If his opponent stays on his knees, he shoves the wrist to the body and kicks back to roll his opponent. If he steps one leg up, Eduardo comes underneath to an X guard and sweeps.

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 4 - Elevator Sweep from Half Guard

Eduardo Jamelão Conceição Series 4 - Elevator Sweep from Half Guard

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From the half guard, Eduardo reaches over his opponent's underhooking arm, and grabs the belt, trapping the arm. His other hand grabs the pants at the knee, and he escapes his hips so he can place his hook under the thigh on the same side of his belt grip. Now he plants his other foot on the mat, elevates his opponent with his hook and brings his other leg to the outside, using it to scissor his opponent's leg as he sweeps him.

Inside the University 594 - Defending the Knee Cut with Reverse De La Riva Hook

Inside the University 594 - Defending the Knee Cut with Reverse De La Riva Hook

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Now Saulo focuses on establishing the reverse De La Riva hook immediately when his opponent steps his leg in to knee cut. By kicking back over his head or inverting and spinning underneath, Saulo opens the door for many attacks to get a sweep. The key for him now is to react at the right time.

Inside the University 567 - Developing Proper Timing

Inside the University 567 - Developing Proper Timing

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Wrapping up the lesson for the day, Saulo speaks on the importance of training with the right goal in mind. In this case, the training partners must be on the same page and cooperate with each other in order to develop the proper timing of the sweep. This lesson can be extended to everyday practice.