Inside the University 48 - Helio Gracie Choke and Butterfly Hook Sweep Combo from Classic Open Guard

Inside the University 48 - Helio Gracie Choke and Butterfly Hook Sweep Combo from Classic Open Guard

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Saulo teaches the Helio Gracie choke (palm up palm up collar choke) and classic butterfly hook sweep as a combination attack from your classic open guard. He covers details on how to set up the grips as well as how to create the proper angle to finish the choke.


White Belt University 4.11 Butterfly Hook Sweep and Half Guard Classic Back Take

White Belt University 4.11 Butterfly Hook Sweep and Half Guard Classic Back Take

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Xande teaches how to set up the butterfly guard sweep your opponent with the hook sweep or enter into the half guard from a failed sweep to take your opponent's back with the classic back take.

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.

Inside the University 20 - Recovering Flattened Butterfly Guard to Whizzer Butterfly Hook Sweep

Inside the University 20 - Recovering Flattened Butterfly Guard to Whizzer Butterfly Hook Sweep

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Saulo explains how to recover from the flattened butterfly guard when your opponent has double overhooks on your butterfly hooks. As we recover the butterfly guard, we establish a whizzer on the opponent and utilize this grip to set up the butterfly hook sweep.

Inside the University 19 - Classic Grip Butterfly to Armdrag or Armdrag Hook Sweep

Inside the University 19 - Classic Grip Butterfly to Armdrag or Armdrag Hook Sweep

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Saulo explains that you must maintain both butterfly hooks for the guard to have any power. Once your opponent kills a hook, it's time to transition into the half guard or begin framing to recover our guard. In this lesson we start from the classic grip butterfly guard and transition into an arm drag or the arm drag hook sweep.

Inside the University 18 - Double Underhook Butterfly Guard Control to Straight Arm Lock

Inside the University 18 - Double Underhook Butterfly Guard Control to Straight Arm Lock

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Saulo teaches how to control your opponent in the double underhook butterfly guard and how to transition from this position to a straight armlock.

Inside the University 17 - Seat Belt Grip Butterfly Sweep Setups, the Wing Sweep

Inside the University 17 - Seat Belt Grip Butterfly Sweep Setups, the Wing Sweep

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Saulo explains that he likes the seat belt grip from butterfly guard because it keeps your opponent's hips very close to you and forces your opponent to make 3 or 4 quick decisions when you attempt to sweep. The seat belt grip is very versatile in that you can sweep to the side or backwards, use the grip to get under your opponent to an x-guard, or come forward with the grip for an ankle pick depending on their reaction. He also teaches how to counter your opponent's arm weave with the wing sweep.

Inside the University 16 - Classic Grip to Butterfly Hook Sweep, Understanding the Base of the Hook Sweep

Inside the University 16 - Classic Grip to Butterfly Hook Sweep, Understanding the Base of the Hook Sweep

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Xande teaches the how to sweep your opponent with the hook sweep with the classic grip. This lesson focuses heavily on how to build the foundation, what Xande likes to call the "Jack", that is used to elevate your opponent to achieve the sweep. This sweep can be initiated from the classic open guard or the butterfly guard with the classic grip.

Inside the University 15.2 - Three Grips to Control Distance in Butterfly Guard

Inside the University 15.2 - Three Grips to Control Distance in Butterfly Guard

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Saulo teaches three different grips that can be used from the butterfly guard to control the distance and attack with sweeps. He shows how each grip can be manipulated to get your hook deep underneath your opponent to set up for a successful sweep. A more in-depth breakdown of each grip in action can be seen in Inside the University 15.3 and 15.4

Inside the University 15.1 - Setting Up Butterfly Guard from Classic Open Guard

Inside the University 15.1 - Setting Up Butterfly Guard from Classic Open Guard

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Saulo explains that in order to use the butterfly guard we must first be able to set up the guard and manage the distance between ourselves and our opponents to prevent them from passing during the transition. In this lesson we transition from the classic open guard to the butterfly guard to a basic hook sweep.

Inside the University 12 - Defending against Side Smash and Leg Squeeze Pass, Recovering Classic Open or Cross Collar Butterfly from Quarter Guard

Inside the University 12 - Defending against Side Smash and Leg Squeeze Pass, Recovering Classic Open or Cross Collar Butterfly from Quarter Guard

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Xande explains how to defend against the side smash pass and the leg squeeze pass. In this defense, we establish a cross collar grip and use it to recover from the quarter guard to the classic open guard or cross collar butterfly guard.