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Start in your opponents butterfly guard. You are pinning their feet and back down, and have your head on their chest and your arms holding their side. Your head is facing to the side you will pass towards. For this example face your left.
1. They try to extend their legs and sit up to attack. React by posting up on your toes and taking an underhook on the opposite side that your head is facing, so under hook with your right arm. (By posting onto your toes, you are very hard to sweep. You are a tripod and your head is pinning their chest down as well.)
2. Start your pass by dropping one of your hips, your right hip. This will lose the hook on that side.
3. Continue the pass by pushing down their remaining leg with your left hand, to avoid half-guard, as you walk your legs out towards the passing side.
4. Finish and establish side control.
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Start in your opponents open guard. They have the butterfly hooks and an under hook and are probably getting ready to sweep you.
1. Grab their knee on the opposite side as their underhook and push it down flat against the ground, locking your outstretched arm.
2. Grab the back of their gi with your underhooked arm as you step forward with your foot on that side. When you step, try to step a few inches past their knee on that side.
3. Slam your knee on that side down forcefully onto their leg just above the knee. You are trying to push that leg down to flatten it on top of the other pinned knee.
4. Once you’ve done this, quickly switch your grip so that you are gripping the knee of their top leg. Keep this arm outstretched.
5. Walk your legs around to end in side control on the underhooked side.