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.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 11 - The Combat Hip Escape

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 11 - The Combat Hip Escape

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Xande breaks down into great detail the perfect hip escape. Some key points are that he anchors his elbow to the mat and when he escapes his hips he brings his knee to his elbow. He also limits the movement his head will make and progress backward in a straight line.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 10 - Hip Switch from Half Guard

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 10 - Hip Switch from Half Guard

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Now Xande goes into some details on switching the hips and recovering guard when your opponent is on top with a lot of control and restricting your movement. In this case, he probably cannot use a lot of force for a big movement, so he focuses on just sneaking the knee in and switching his hips to recover.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 9 - Forward Step, Running Step Hip Switch Drill for All Defenses

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 9 - Forward Step, Running Step Hip Switch Drill for All Defenses

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Xande goes over an important drill he can apply to all defensive positions. The forward step, running step and hip switch drill is simply a way to transition between pose zero, pose one and pose two. As seen, these same positions are applicable while defending on bottom as well as attacking on top.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 8 - Maintaining Side Control when Opponent Connects his Knee and Elbow

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 8 - Maintaining Side Control when Opponent Connects his Knee and Elbow

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In this scenario, Xande is in side control pose zero, his opponent hip escapes so Xande switches to pose two, and now his opponent is able to slide his knee under. From here Xande brings his bottom thigh past the knee and walks it back to a point his can switch back to pose zero, always keeping pressure on his opponent. This may be a continuous battle.