Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 15 - Using the Hip Switch from Half Guard to Recover Guard

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 15 - Using the Hip Switch from Half Guard to Recover Guard

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Xande's opponent begins inside his half guard with a superhold, so Xande reaches over the arm to grab the belt. His first goal to bring his elbow to his ribs (landmark one). If his opponent stays on his knees, Xande then looks to bring his forearm to the knee (landmark three) and slide his knee inside. From here he can begin to work his hip switch to recover guard.


Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 14 - Hip Switch Mobility Drill

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 14 - Hip Switch Mobility Drill

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Xande shows another extremely important movement in Jiu Jitsu, the hip switch, which is used in any position when you back is the mat. This movement is to get your hips switching from facing one side to the other, and he shows how it pertains to recovering his guard.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 13 - Budokan Sidewinder Drill to Get Up to Knees

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 13 - Budokan Sidewinder Drill to Get Up to Knees

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Breaking down the sidewinder mobility drill in a little more detail, Xande now shows how to get up to his knees in a turtle or neutral position by pushing off his elbows.

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 12 - Budokan Sidewinder Warmup Drill

Xande's Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals 12 - Budokan Sidewinder Warmup Drill

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To start off his seminar, Xande introduces the Budokan sidewinder drill to warm up the spine and hips. During this drill he points out his 3 key body poses that apply to all positions in Jiu Jitsu.

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.