Xande's Competition Year In Review 14 - Half Guard Sweep (Lucas Leite)

Xande's Competition Year In Review 14 - Half Guard Sweep (Lucas Leite)

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Xande breaks down his final fight at the World Championships, against Lucas Leite. He shows how Lucas was able to sweep him in the half guard, and what he should have done to prevent the sweep.


AJ Sousa Series 5 - Sweep to Counter the Knee Cut Pass

AJ Sousa Series 5 - Sweep to Counter the Knee Cut Pass

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AJ shows a sweep from the half guard he uses when people try to pass his guard with the knee cut. First he controls grips on his opponent's pants and collar, and then pulls and pushes him away, allowing him the space to stand up and take his opponent down.

AJ Sousa Series 4 - Half Guard Sweep to Omoplata

AJ Sousa Series 4 - Half Guard Sweep to Omoplata

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AJ Sousa shows a half guard sweep using his knee shield. First he loads his opponent's weight on top of him, then rocks him over to the side and immediately attacks the omoplata.

Yuri Simoes Series 5 - Half Guard Sweeps while Trapping the Arm with Belt Control Grip

Yuri Simoes Series 5 - Half Guard Sweeps while Trapping the Arm with Belt Control Grip

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Yuri reviews the previous sweeps he showed from the half guard, but now he uses his favorite grip controlling the belt. By gripping the belt, he is able to better control his opponent's arm, and all of his sweeps are still easily accessible for him, depending on how his opponent reacts.

Yuri Simoes Series 4 - Sweep to the Side Using the Knee Shield from Half Guard

Yuri Simoes Series 4 - Sweep to the Side Using the Knee Shield from Half Guard

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Yuri once again starts from the half guard with the knee shield in place, but this time he looks to control both arms, rather than the collar and one arm. After gaining control of the arm on top of his knee shield, Yuri switches his hips to face the opposite side, and sweeps his opponent with this motion. He then goes for the leg drag pass to finish the position in side control.

Yuri Simoes Series 3 - Collar Drag from Half Guard

Yuri Simoes Series 3 - Collar Drag from Half Guard

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Yuri Simoes starts again in his half guard with the knee shield and cross collar grip. From here he sits up, switches his knee shield to a butterfly hook and collar drags his opponent, finishing on his back.

Yuri Simoes Series 2 - Backward Rolling Sweep from Half Guard

Yuri Simoes Series 2 - Backward Rolling Sweep from Half Guard

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Yuri shows how he likes to play the half guard, using the knee shield and controlling his opponent's cross lapel and sleeve. His knee and lapel grip help to keep his opponent at a comfortable distance so he can work for his favorite attacks from this position. Here he shows a sweep where he pushes the arm he's controlling into the body, and pulls his opponent's weight on top of him before rolling backward over his shoulder, sweeping him.

Inside the University 177 - Deep Half Guard Variation

Inside the University 177 - Deep Half Guard Variation

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In this video Xande picks up where he left off working on another sweep from the Deep Half Guard position. This Back Door Sweep is especially effective again your opponent should you find your self in the Deep Half Guard Position.

James Puopolo No Gi Butterfly System 6 - Failed Overhook Butterfly Hook Sweep to Half Guard Foot Stomp Sweep

James Puopolo No Gi Butterfly System 6 - Failed Overhook Butterfly Hook Sweep to Half Guard Foot Stomp Sweep

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In this lesson we learn how to adapt from a failed overhook butterfly sweep when your opponent settles into your half guard. Rather than accept the position, we immediately transition to the half guard foot stomp sweep to reverse for the sweep.

Xande's No Gi Half Guard Passing 8 - Negative Half Guard Kimura

Xande's No Gi Half Guard Passing 8 - Negative Half Guard Kimura

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Xande covers a variation to the kimura from the negative half guard. The kimura is a very powerful arm hold that creates a threat that can be used to finish your opponent or to advance your passing or sweeping attempts.

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 4 - Turtle Knee Pinch Sweep from Half Guard

Eduardo Telles Turtle Guard Series 4 - Turtle Knee Pinch Sweep from Half Guard

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Telles shows a way to transition into the turtle knee pinch position from the half guard and follows up with a second sweep when you are unable to push your opponent over. Following the action reaction principle, if your opponent pushes back, simply redirect your energy and roll them the other way for the sweep.

Wilson Reis UFC Fighter Favorites 8 - Half Guard to Failed Butterfly Hook Sweep to Switchback Hook Sweep

Wilson Reis UFC Fighter Favorites 8 - Half Guard to Failed Butterfly Hook Sweep to Switchback Hook Sweep

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Wilson teaches a great way to follow up a failed butterfly hook sweep by scooting your hip underneath your opponent to switch back in the other direction and get the sweep.