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 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.

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 12 - Baseball Bat Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 12 - Baseball Bat Choke

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From the butterfly guard, Robson's opponent gets the underhook and flattens him out. Robson feeds his lapel under his armpit to his other far hand with the palm down, and his other hand grabs from the other side of the neck with the palm up, making the baseball bat grip. Here, he can attempt to finish the choke by closing his elbows, but if his opponent defends, he can sweep and finish the choke from the top.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 11 - Brabo Choke

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 11 - Brabo Choke

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Robson is playing butterfly guard, but before he can set up a good attack, his opponent gets the underhook and flattens him out. Robson pulls his opponent's lapel out on the same side as the underhook, and feeds it under the armpit and behind the neck to his other hand. Now he extends his butterfly hooks to stretch his opponent out and to sit up. He brings his free hand underneath the jaw, and gives the lapel, setting up the first grip on his choke. Here, Robson can grab the gi on the other shoulder to finish the choke, or if his opponent blocks with his hand, Robson drags the arm across the body and finishes the brabo choke.

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.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 9 - Sweep with Lapel Grip Behind the Back

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 9 - Sweep with Lapel Grip Behind the Back

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Robson starts in the butterfly guard with the underhook, and is unable to grab his opponent's sleeve. He pulls his opponent's far lapel out of the belt, and lays flat as he feeds it across the back to his underhook hand, trapping the arm with it. He posts his free foot flat on the mat, swims his arm underneath his opponent's leg, and uses his leverage to sweep his opponent.