Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 8 - Sideways Sweep when Opponent has Underhook

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 8 - Sideways Sweep when Opponent has Underhook

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Robson's opponent has the underhook and is able to flatten him out. With his free hand, Robson grabs the near sleeve and pushes it across his body. His other arm that had the whizzer now reaches over the back to grab the belt, and Robson ducks his head underneath his opponent's head, moving his body perpendicular to his opponent. Now he uses his leverage to pull with his grips and kick with his hook, sweeping his opponent to his side. He maintains his grip control until he rolls to the top and can establish side control.


Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 7 - Butterfly Sweep to Mount when Opponent has Underhook

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 7 - Butterfly Sweep to Mount when Opponent has Underhook

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Once again, Robson is playing butterfly guard, and his opponent gets the underhook. Like before, Robson makes a tight whizzer, feeds the far sleeve to his hand, and posts up on his elbow. His opponent feels off balance, so he drops to his knees to keep pressure on Robson. With his free leg behind his hook, gets on his knee, removes his hook and steps his leg over his opponent's back. Not wanting to give up his back, his opponent rolls and Robson takes the mount.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 6 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 6 - Triangle from Butterfly Guard

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Robson is in the butterfly guard, and his opponent gets the underhook on him, so he whizzers the arm and makes a grip on the opposite sleeve by feeding it with his other hand. He posts his hand on the mat to keep his base, and drags the arm in as he stretches his free leg out, giving him the space he needs to close the triangle.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 5 - Butterfly Sweep to Back Take

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 5 - Butterfly Sweep to Back Take

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Again, Robson goes for the basic butterfly sweep, but his opponent bases, so Robson needs another option. He brings his free foot below his hook, and makes an X on his opponent's knee. He brings his underhook up as high as possible to force his opponent's posted arm past his head. Now he stretches out his legs and moves his body under his opponent's armpit, landing on the back. Here, he throws his top hook over the body, makes a grip on the lapel, and rolls through, taking the back. He brings his other leg over the shoulder to finish the choke. Note that Robson never lets go of the sleeve grip.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 4 - Butterfly Sweep to Kata Guruma

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 4 - Butterfly Sweep to Kata Guruma

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Robson sets up his butterfly guard and attempts the basic sweep, but his opponent has a good base and stays on his feet. Robson's first step is to pull the arm and wrap around the back of his neck, as he posts on his elbow. His other arm abandons the underhook and grabs the leg. He lowers his forehead to the mat, and at the same time sweeps his opponent using the kata guruma technique.

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 3 - Basic Butterfly Sweep

Robson Moura Butterfly Guard 3 - Basic Butterfly Sweep

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Robson sets up his butterfly guard as shown before, and raises his opponent off the mat with his hook. It's important that he pushes the hand between the legs, his underhook goes as high as it can, and he is on his side. He uses his foot on the mat to push and turn his body over as he sweeps his opponent. He looks to land with his shin across the thigh, so he can easily mount right away.

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.

Fredson Paixao Series 9 - Back Take from Butterfly Guard

Fredson Paixao Series 9 - Back Take from Butterfly Guard

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Although Fredson is most known for his wrist locks, his favorite positions are taking the back. Here he shows a back take from the butterfly guard, that he sets up by attempting a wrist lock. When his opponent defends the wrist lock, he drags the arm across his body, causing his opponent to base on his feet in order to avoid being swept. Now his back is exposed, so Fredson escapes his hips from underneath and attacks the back.

Tarsis Humphreys Series 7 - Butterfly Guard Sweep

Tarsis Humphreys Series 7 - Butterfly Guard Sweep

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Tarsis shows a butterfly guard sweep that he learned from Fernando Terere. First he posts his hand on the mat and scoots close to his opponent, grabbing his belt with the underhook and making sure to get his shoulder underneath the armpit. With his hook live and his knee on the outside, Tarsis grabs the triceps and pulls the arm in tight before he rolls to his side, sweeping his opponent.

Inside The University 214 - Leg Lock from Butterfly Guard

Inside The University 214 - Leg Lock from Butterfly Guard

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Saulo continues with the butterfly guard, and uses the same movement as the previous sweep, but instead of sweeping he grabs the leg to finish the knee bar. The key to this position is rolling sideways over your shoulders.

Inside The University 213 - Butterfly Guard to X-Guard Sweep

Inside The University 213 - Butterfly Guard to X-Guard Sweep

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Saulo continues to show the butterfly guard sweep, but now his opponent posts his arm and drops his base to defend the sweep. Saulo reacts by spinning underneath his opponent, keeping his hook and sets up an X-Guard, Curu-Curu Guard or you can use any other similar hook guard that suits your game.

Inside The University 212 - Butterfly Guard Sweep Gripping the front of the Belt

Inside The University 212 - Butterfly Guard Sweep Gripping the front of the Belt

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Saulo shows the basic butterfly guard sweep, but instead of using the tradition grip on the back of his opponent's belt, he grips his opponent's belt in the front for better control. Saulo believes this to be the strongest grip possible for the butterfly sweep. He also emphasizes the importance of lateral movement while sweeping.