Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 9 - Underhook Butterfly Sweep to Shoulder Crunch Sweep

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 9 - Underhook Butterfly Sweep to Shoulder Crunch Sweep

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In the case his opponent has a very good base and posts his hand to prevent the underhook sweep, Steve reaches his underhook across the the back of the neck and clasps his hands together squeezing the shoulder tight. From here he can either sweep toward the trapped arm, or sit up and pull the head down and sweep in the original direction.


Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 8 - Underhook Butterfly Sweep

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 8 - Underhook Butterfly Sweep

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Having set up his underhook, Steve is already in a good position to sweep, and needs to maintain his angle if his opponent tries to move around. His opponent will likely be posting his arm on the mat to keep his base, so Steve hits it at the elbow and grabs for a good control. Now he can roll to his side and build the jack lever to finish the sweep.

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 7 - Setting Up the Underhook for Butterfly Sweep

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 7 - Setting Up the Underhook for Butterfly Sweep

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Starting in butterfly guard with his opponent smothering him, Steve gets a collar grip under the chin and a gi grip at the armpit. He pulls his opponent's weight on top of him, extends his legs to push his opponent away. As his legs are extending, he releases the collar to get his underhook and his other bases on the ground to help his set up his sweeping position.

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 6 - 2-on-1 Grip to Arm Triangle (Kata Gatame) Sweep

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 6 - 2-on-1 Grip to Arm Triangle (Kata Gatame) Sweep

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Steve gets his 2-on-1 grip and attempts to sweep but his opponent posts his leg, so Steve uses the jack lever sweep, but his opponent posts his arm and still has a base. Now Steve wraps his arms around his opponent's head and arm to make an arm triangle or kata gatame grip. With his opponent's arm trapped, he can finish the sweep and work to finish the choke.

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 5 - 2-on-1 Butterfly Sweep Using the Jack Lever

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 5 - 2-on-1 Butterfly Sweep Using the Jack Lever

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Continuing from the previous butterfly sweep with the 2-on-1 grip, Steve's opponent keeps a strong post with his leg and is defending the sweep. Now Steve uses his free foot to create his jack lever, and uses small steps to continue and finish the sweep.

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 4 - 2-on-1 Butterfly Sweep when Opponent Posts His Foot

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 4 - 2-on-1 Butterfly Sweep when Opponent Posts His Foot

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Steve makes a 2-on-1 sleeve grip on his opponent and uses his hooks to pull himself in. He rolls back with his opponent's weight on him and attempts to sweep him to the side, but his opponent posts his foot to stop it. Steve continues elevate his opponent and kicks him back over his shoulder to finish the sweep.

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard Series 2 - Body Posture Drill for Butterfly Guard

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard Series 2 - Body Posture Drill for Butterfly Guard

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Using his body posture concept, Steve shows a drill to practice a continuous movement. With his hooks in place, he pulls himself to his opponent and balls his body up as he rolls back, lifting his opponent off the ground. He extends his legs away, and repeats the drill down the line.

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard Series 1 - Body Shape and Posture when Playing Butterfly Guard

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard Series 1 - Body Shape and Posture when Playing Butterfly Guard

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In this series Steve Hargett shows some of the fundamentals and his favorite moves from the butterfly guard. To begin, he shows how he needs to round his body to be effective in the butterfly guard. A great drill is begin sitting with his butterfly hooks in place and pull himself to his opponent. As he moves he rounds his back and rolls onto it like a ball, bringing his knees to his shoulders and lifting his opponent in the process.

Inside the University 943 - Hook Sweep when Opponent Backs Away from Your Classic Guard

Inside the University 943 - Hook Sweep when Opponent Backs Away from Your Classic Guard

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Saulo begins this lesson by setting up his collar and sleeve classic guard. In the first variation, his opponent backs away from him, and Saulo sits up to plant both feet on the mat with his elbow inside his knee. Now he can pull his opponent in and roll to the side on his shoulder to get the hook sweep.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 6 - Transitions from Side Butterfly Guard

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 6 - Transitions from Side Butterfly Guard

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Now Rafael goes over some common reactions your opponent will have when you establish side butterfly guard, and gives options to counter them. He goes over a triangle, sweep and some general principles of how to connect the side butterfly to other positions in your game.

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 5 - Side Butterfly Guard Sweep

Rafael Lovato Jr. Timeless 2-on-1 Attacks 5 - Side Butterfly Guard Sweep

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Sometimes while playing the 2-on-1 sleeve grip, Rafael's opponent will drop to his knees to feel more comfortable. This is the time for Rafael to insert his butterfly hooks and drag the arm so he can get to a side butterfly guard. When his opponent drives back into him, Rafael can use the momentum to hook sweep and establish a strong top position.

Inside the University 765 - Butterfly Guard to Single Leg Trap

Inside the University 765 - Butterfly Guard to Single Leg Trap

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This time when Xande gets to his butterfly guard, his opponent keeps his weight on the side of Xande's hook. Now Xande steps his bottom leg underneath his opponent, pushes him away and brings his foot to the hip, setting up his single leg trap. He has many options from here, but one he shows is the technical stand up sweep.