Takamasa Watanabe Series 10 - Loop Choke from Butterfly Guard

Takamasa Watanabe Series 10 - Loop Choke from Butterfly Guard

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From the butterfly guard, Takamasa makes a cross collar grip, and kicks his opponent's knee back on the opposite side of his collar grip, while simultaneously pulling his posture down. His free arm holds the head down behind the neck as he loops his collar grip over his own hand. Now he falls to the side and brings his far foot onto his opponent's back for leverage, and he finishes the choke.


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 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.

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.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 10 - Heel Hook from Butterfly Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 10 - Heel Hook from Butterfly Guard

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From the butterfly guard, Masakazu sits up with his hands in his opponent's armpits, and pulls himself underneath while lifting him up with his hooks. He stretches his left leg straight up and wraps it over his opponent's leg. His right leg pushes the other leg away and he hooks the foot he's attacking with his arm to finish the heel hook.

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.