Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 3 - Strong Hooks Drill

Steve Hargett Butterfly Guard 3 - Strong Hooks Drill

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Steve shows a drill to strengthen your butterfly hooks. His partner stands above him and Steve places both hooks behind the knee. His partner steps back with one leg, and Steve uses his hook to pull himself back to his partner.


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.

Inside the University 596 - Knee Shield to X-Guard Transition

Inside the University 596 - Knee Shield to X-Guard Transition

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Guest Instructor Daniel Campos begins in a knee shield guard position with his opponent putting pressure on his knee shield. Daniel opens his knee to the side, creating space and the angle for him to swim his other knee behind his opponent's knee for the first X-guard hook. He grabs the pants and closes his elbow to keep the leg trapped. Next he moves his knee shield to hook behind the far thigh, creating his second X-guard hook, stretches his legs and sits up into his X-guard.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 2 - Setting Up Butterfly Guard from Full Guard

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 2 - Setting Up Butterfly Guard from Full Guard

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Robson starts from the full guard, controlling both sleeve grips, and opens his guard to escape his hips. With his foot in the hip, he pulls the same side arm, making sure his opponent can't make a grip. Robson now brings his other foot inside the legs to make the first butterfly hook, and at the same time, sits up, swimming his arm underneath the armpit. Now he takes the foot off the hip and puts his leg underneath his opponent's legs, as he shoves the sleeve grip arm between the legs, and lifts his opponent with his hook. Now his opponent is off balance, and Robson can start to work his butterfly techniques.

Inside the University 106 - Late Torreando Pass Counter to Modified Arm Drag

Inside the University 106 - Late Torreando Pass Counter to Modified Arm Drag

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Xande teaches in depth how to counter the torreando pass with the modified arm drag. The key to this counter is to shift your hips to the side and redirect your opponent's passing energy. Without moving your hips to the side, the arm drag is nearly impossible because you will be fighting your opponent's entire weight with only your arms.

Inside the University 88 - Details on Posting Your Arm from Flattened Half Guard or Butterfly

Inside the University 88 - Details on Posting Your Arm from Flattened Half Guard or Butterfly

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Xande covers a simple but very common mistake that people have when trying to transition from the flattened half guard or butterfly to a more offensive position. By creating base in a proper manner, it will be more difficult for your opponent to disrupt the base.

Inside the University 87 - Details on Maintaining Control with Close Distance in Butterfly

Inside the University 87 - Details on Maintaining Control with Close Distance in Butterfly

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In this lesson Xande stresses the importance of keeping your head under your opponent's chin and having a high grip on their back with the double underhooks to stay glued chest to chest with your opponent. It is beneficial to stay glued to your opponent in this position as you will have more opportunities to off balance and attack your opponent.

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 6 - Black Belt Champ Techniques, Z Guard Knee Shield to Rollover Sweep or Omoplata and Butterfly Guard Concepts and Options

Rico Vieira Competition Techniques 6 - Black Belt Champ Techniques, Z Guard Knee Shield to Rollover Sweep or Omoplata and Butterfly Guard Concepts and Options

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Rico explains how to control the distance and attack your opponent from the z guard or half guard knee shield position with the rollover sweep or omoplata. Afterwards he explains that he switches between the knee shield, spider guard, butterfly guard, and classic open depending on the distance as well as whether his opponent is standing or on their knees. If your opponent is on both knees, a half spider or butterfly guard may make more sense while a classic open, spider guard, or de la riva guard will work more effectively against a standing opponent.

Inside the University 69 - Side to Side Guard Recovery Drill for the Single Under Leg Pass Defense

Inside the University 69 - Side to Side Guard Recovery Drill for the Single Under Leg Pass Defense

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Xande teaches the side to side guard recovery drill movement. This drill is great for learning the proper way to shift your hips and replace your legs to defend against the single under leg pass.

JJU 27-0 to 27-01 Butterfly Guard Pass Drill and Wet Blanket Drill

JJU 27-0 to 27-01 Butterfly Guard Pass Drill and Wet Blanket Drill

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In this chapter we learn how to pass the butterfly guard and we start with a lesson on how to distribute your weight to neutralize the butterfly hooks when your opponent attempts to sweep you.

Jeff Glover Deep Half and Sneaky Subs 2 - Countering Torreada Pass with Arm Drag or Rollover Sweep

Jeff Glover Deep Half and Sneaky Subs 2 - Countering Torreada Pass with Arm Drag or Rollover Sweep

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Jeff Glover teaches an arm drag or rollover sweep combination counter to the torreada pass that he has been using since he was a blue belt. It's important to maintain a firm grip and stiff arm your opponent's sleeve to keep their arm stretched out and create the space to transition into the arm drag or rollover sweep.

Inside the University 32 - Passing Flattened Butterfly, Sprawl Pass and Hip Switch Pass

Inside the University 32 - Passing Flattened Butterfly, Sprawl Pass and Hip Switch Pass

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Saulo teaches two ways to pass the flattened butterfly with the sprawl pass and the hip switch pass. We learn to assume the tiger stance to distribute weight and move laterally to neutralize out opponent's hooks and pass the guard.

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