Inside the University 662 - Hook Sweep to Under Guard Sweep

Inside the University 662 - Hook Sweep to Under Guard Sweep

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Xande goes for his hook sweep, but his opponent defends by posting his leg out. Xande reaches his arm all the way under the leg and uses his foot on the mat and his hook to pull himself underneath, forcing his opponent to base himself. Xande lets go of the belt to push the chest and hugs the leg with his shoulder. Now he straightens his leg to stretch his opponent away and post on his hand, giving him the space he needs to do a technical stand up and finish the sweep.


Inside the University 660 - Inserting Your Underhook

Inside the University 660 - Inserting Your Underhook

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In this scenario, Xande's opponent is staying low and tight, and not allowing him to get his underhook. Xande makes a grip on the back of the gi on the opposite side he wants his underhook. Next he stretches his leg on the other side, opening up the space he needs to insert his underhook. He squares his body back to the center and gets his second underhook. Now he can stretch both his legs to push his opponent back, then sit up and set himself up for the sweep.

Inside the University 659 - Staying Connected While Sweeping

Inside the University 659 - Staying Connected While Sweeping

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Xande touches on a few key details about staying connected, first off with your forehead. While setting up his sweep, he keeps his forehead connected to his opponent's body. While coming up to the top after sweeping, he keeps his forehead connected to the ground, which allows him the leverage he needs to get up. Another important detail is that his hook stays connected while sweeping, rather than trying to kick his opponent up and off his hook, which will not work against a resisting opponent.

Inside the University 658 - Butterfly Guard Hook Sweep

Inside the University 658 - Butterfly Guard Hook Sweep

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With his opponent on his knees, Xande sets up his butterfly guard with an underhook and his head on the opposite side of the body, always staying connected. Depending on whether his opponent posts his hand on the mat or on Xande's knee, Xande grabs the triceps or the wrist, and traps the arm to his body. Now he rolls to the side, staying tight with his hook and pushing off the mat with his free foot. Using the momentum, he comes to the top already in position to pass the guard.

Inside the University 627 - Pushing Off Your Bottom Leg

Inside the University 627 - Pushing Off Your Bottom Leg

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Answering a student's question, Travis explains how his power to sweep comes from pushing off his bottom leg, not by kicking with his hook leg. If he tries to sweep by kicking, he can push his opponent away from him and give him momentum to hop to the side and easily pass his guard.

Inside the University 626 - Hook Sweep when Opponent Flattens You

Inside the University 626 - Hook Sweep when Opponent Flattens You

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Now while in butterfly guard, Travis' opponent stays really tight and flattens him on his book, closing any space he needs to sweep him. With his overhook belt grip in place, Travis bridges his hips up, creating leverage by driving his shins into the thighs. From here he drops his hips back down fast and has created space for him to stretch his legs and push his opponent back. Now he can escape his hips and finish the hook sweep as he did before.

Inside the University 625 - Shifting the Base

Inside the University 625 - Shifting the Base

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Travis points out a key detail on making sure he stretches his hook leg and keeps it strong, in order to keep his opponent from being too mobile. If done correctly, his opponent should almost be in a sprawl position, and unable to move much in any direction. If need be, he can always post on his hand and escape his hips to reposition himself.

Inside the University 624 - Hook Sweep Using Overhook Grip

Inside the University 624 - Hook Sweep Using Overhook Grip

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From butterfly guard, Travis has an overhook on his opponent and grips the belt while reaching over the back. He closes his elbow tight to keep his opponent locked down. His foot hooks the inside of the same side thigh and he stretches his shin to keep some distance. He grabs the free arm to stop his opponent from posting, and now uses momentum to pull him in and roll on his shoulder, sweeping his opponent and establishing top position.

Inside the University 505 - Setting Up Attacks after Pulling Guard

Inside the University 505 - Setting Up Attacks after Pulling Guard

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Now Saulo steps to the side and pulls guard, immediately setting up his classic guard collar and sleeve grips. He turns to his side and pinches with his knees, places his foot in the hip and posts his hand to sit himself up into an attacking position. From here he has many attacks depending on how his opponent reacts. The three he shows now are the collar drag, loop choke and butterfly sweep.

Josh Hinger Series 12 - Hook Sweep from Bukich Triangle Setup

Josh Hinger Series 12 - Hook Sweep from Bukich Triangle Setup

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Again from the half guard, Josh allows his opponent to get the underhook, so he can clamp down with a good overhook. He grabs wrist control and feeds the free arm to his other hand and makes his Kimura grip as he did before to set up the Bukich Triangle. But this time his opponent is sitting heavy on his leg, so Josh works his free leg underneath, makes a butterfly hook and stretches his opponent away from him. Now he pulls his bottom leg out and threads it underneath his hook leg. From here, he turns on to his shoulder, elevates his hips and uses his bottom leg to help him push and sweep his opponent. Once on top, he can work to establish the mount.

Inside the University 393 - Butterfly Guard Sweep with Shoulder Trapped

Inside the University 393 - Butterfly Guard Sweep with Shoulder Trapped

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Professor Alex Brandão starts off the class with a butterfly guard sweep series. From the butterfly, he sits up and traps his opponent's arm and head with his arms. His opponent will instinctively push Alex's elbow up to free his head, so now Alex brings the arm to the other side and traps his shoulder. With his elbow now underneath his opponent's chin, he pushes the head up and pushes the shoulder down while he uses his hook to sweep to the trapped arm side. If his opponent posts his leg out to defend, Alex can kick the leg back and sweep, or he can hook the leg and sweep to the other side and attack the reverse armbar.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 10 - Lapel Lasso Sweep to Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 10 - Lapel Lasso Sweep to Choke

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From the butterfly guard, Robson takes his opponent's lapel out, and then his opponent swims his arm to get the underhook and tries to flatten him out. Posting on his elbow, Robson lassos the lapel around his opponent's neck, and reaches over the back to grab the belt. He uses his hook to sweep, and passes to the side. His free arm goes underneath the armpit and he feeds the lapel to his other hand. Now he grabs the lapel with his free hand, thumb in, and finishes the choke.