Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

Rafael Lovato Sr. Series 4 - Back Take and Choke to Counter the Sit Up Sweep

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Again, Rafael's opponent goes for the sit up sweep, but this time Rafael pushes the knee with his free hand, and steps over his opponent's leg. He drops his knee down behind the back, as his other knee comes up, making his first hook. Immediately, Rafael looks to control the lapel, and folds it to get a better grip for the choke. Now he can finish with one of a few choking variations he shows.


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.

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 10 - Helicopter Sweep to the Back

Eduardo Rocha's Rocha House 10 - Helicopter Sweep to the Back

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Eduardo sets up the Rocha House with the collar grip between the legs, and his opponent is pushing him back, not letting him get close. He grabs the near sleeve that is pushing him, puts his bottom hook on the mat, and releases his collar grip to grab the ankle. He swings his leg back and rolls, inverting with his legs across the body. He continues to spin and uses his foot behind the knee to push the leg away, and rolls up in position to attack the back.

Takamasa Watanabe Series 7 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

Takamasa Watanabe Series 7 - Knee Shield Guard Pass

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With his opponent on his back playing open guard, Takamasa engages by grabbing the pants on one leg and underhooking the knee on the other. He pins the bottom leg to the mat and hugs the knee tight to his body. From here, he lets go of the knee and his arm wraps over the top and grips the bottom leg underneath, and his other hand makes a collar grip. Now he cuts his knee across the bottom shin, and works his way to the side. His collar grip now moves to a grip on the back, and he uses shoulder pressure to flatten his opponent, where he can establish side control.

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 13 - Half Guard Sweep to Back Take

Giva Santana Arm Collector Series 13 - Half Guard Sweep to Back Take

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Giva goes for the same half guard sweep, and gets both hooks after his opponent back steps. But now when he tries to elevate, his opponent posts his hands on the mat and stops him. Instead of sweeping, Giva underhooks the arm and climbs to the back. He makes sure to get his seat belt grip first, and then the top and bottom hooks.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 16 - Xande's Private Lesson with Lucas Part 2

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 16 - Xande's Private Lesson with Lucas Part 2

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Xande and Lucas talk about their fight against each other in the finals of the 2015 World Championship, and show what they were trying to do and what they could have done.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 9 - Sweep when Opponent Passes the Half Guard

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 9 - Sweep when Opponent Passes the Half Guard

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Lucas sets up his half guard position with the underhook and the leg hooked, but now his opponent slides his knee through and is actively passing the guard. Lucas reacts by reaching between his opponent's legs and cupping the top thigh. He walks toward his opponent and bridges away, sweeping him, where he can now attack the back.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 8 - Half Guard Sweep to Back Take when Opponent Has the Underhook

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 8 - Half Guard Sweep to Back Take when Opponent Has the Underhook

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Lucas now shows how to sweep when he is in the half guard and his opponent has the underhook but no shoulder pressure. First Lucas steps his outside foot on top of his inside foot and brings his hips to the outside, forcing his opponent to post. Now he has the space to underhook and face the inside. He switches the hook, opens his leg and walks to the side to sweep his opponent, where he can now setup the back take as before.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 7 - Countering the Negative Half Guard to Back Take

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 7 - Countering the Negative Half Guard to Back Take

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Lucas now shows how he counters when his opponent tries to step back to the negative half guard. Before his opponent can establish the position, Lucas blocks him by bringing his knee to his chest. Now he pushes his opponent at the hips and armpit, and stretches with his leg to attack the back.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 6 - Sweep and Back Take when Opponent Passes Your Guard

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 6 - Sweep and Back Take when Opponent Passes Your Guard

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Lucas now shows how to incorporate the half guard sweep series while or after your opponent has passed your guard and is in side control. Lucas makes sure to get the underhook, and with his other arm he reaches through the legs and controls the near ankle. He bridges and hooks the leg as he did before, and walks to the side giving him the leverage to roll his opponent and attack the back.

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 5 - Dog Fight Sweep 3 to Back Take

Lucas Leite Half Guard and Back Attacks 5 - Dog Fight Sweep 3 to Back Take

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Lucas shows another back take variation from the dog fight position. He dives underneath to the deep half guard and goes for the sweep shown in the previous technique, however his opponent posts with his hand to defend. Lucas takes the opportunity to swim his head out from underneath and take his opponent's back.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 15 - Back Take from Reverse De La Riva Guard

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 15 - Back Take from Reverse De La Riva Guard

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Luiz starts in the reverse De La Riva guard with a grip on his opponent's lapel, and uses his hook to kick his opponent forward. This gives Luiz the space he needs to spin underneath inverted, like the kiss of the dragon, ending up behind his opponent. Now he grabs the pants, puts his outside hook inside the legs, and stretches his opponent out in front of him, allowing him to get the back.

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