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Starting in Closed Guard – to attack their right arm, your left side
1. Swim with hands and lift knees forward to pull them down onto you
2. Over hook left arm, bicep check right arm as you hip escape back onto your right hip
3. Immediately kick your left leg up across their shoulder to keep them from posturing
4.From the previous position, the trigger position, hit the Oma Plata by kicking the left leg over in front of their face. Post on their hip with your other foot, your right foot to help you rotate and continue to trap the arm you are attacking by pulling their elbow down onto your hip with the over hook hand.
5. To flatten them, kick your attacking leg straight.
6. Figure four your legs and switch the hands so that your right hand is pushing thier trapped hand against your hip.
1. Sit-up over their back
2. Grab their far arm with both your hands (you can let go of the hand now)
3. lift your hips.
To Sweep to side control (If you’re having trouble sitting up or if they are too tall)
1. Grab their pants below the knee with your left hand (you should now both be flat. they are belly down, their head by your feet. your are belly up, your head by their feet.)
2. Stay straight and roll them over your body.
3. Walk your legs towards you, away from their head, and establish side control.
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You can also pair the Scissor sweep set-up with a triangle. From the scissor weep set-up in the previous post, transition to the triangle attack.
1 – Break the grip on the right side.
Post your left foot on his hip and bring your left knee up across his right bicep. (he may still have a lapel grip with his right arm. that’s okay.) Break his right lapel grip by arching your back up. (It’s tempting, but do not break the grip by extending your left leg. this will create too much space and you’ll loose your leverage position.)
2 – Turning his torso away from you to get him into trigger position.
Do this by kicking your left leg straight as you pull forward with your grips enough to get him off balance. Detail – as you do this post your right leg on his hip and squeeze it close to his body so that there’s no space for them to pull their arm out.
3 – Pull them into your triangle.
Once your opponent is off balance, pull him down towards you hard with your grips as you kick your left leg over.
4 – Tighten your triangle
Adjust your triangle, by unlocking and pushing your right leg off of your opponents left hip. When you feel it’s tight, lock it.
5 – Finish
Finish by gable gripping and pulling down on the head and/or by pulling your left ear towards your opponents right knee and flaring the legs.
Start in the closed guard with the same side collar sleeve grip, gripping their left sleeve with your right arm.
1 – Create space and pull your opponent towards you. Do this by posting both feet on their hips and pushing while you lean back as you pull them towards you. While you’re doing this, do not extend your legs all the way.
2 - Once you have created some space, continue to keep pressure on their left hip with your right leg as you slide your left knee and shin across their hips.
3 – pull them forward over your shin as you rock back and kick your right leg straight
4 – kick your left leg over as you scissor with your bottom right leg to hit the sweep.
IF they posture when your are trying to hit the sweep
THEN arch your back and push their knee out with the bottom of your foot
Don’t try to push their knee back, push it out. Once it’s out, point your toes up and sweep then over your leg.
*when you are hitting sweeps from the guard, it’s important to flatten the leg which you are sweeping them over.
IF they lean forward and try to sprawl pass
THEN hit the loop choke
Keep the collar grip
arch your back
kick their posting knee out to make them fall forward
once they lean into you and fall towards you, slide your right arm behind their neck and hook your right hand under your left elbow
kick your left leg up onto their back
If they try to fight your collar grip, then kick your left leg way up over their right shoulder
IF they posture before you try to hit the sweep
THEN go back to open guard
keep hip pressure and maintain contact on their hips with your feet
and start over with the sweep
Keeping hip contact until you hit the sweep is very important. If you loose hip contact you cannot control distance as well and will likely get passed by a saggy sprawl pass.
Since we’re on the topic, here’s more on guard passing:
As the passer decide you are going to dominate and control the other guy. Inner alpha male attitude – Good for Jiu Jitsu and the ladies love it too.
OPENING THE GUARD
1. Maintain posture
Keep top of your head pointed up and arch back
2. Get a double lapel grip
Get double lapel grip with right hand. this grip is used to push your opponent down if they start to sit up.
3. Grab a sleeve and stand
(grabbing their right sleeve with your left hand.)
a. Get same side sleeve grip with left hand grip outside and on top of their sleeve.
b. Put your sleeve-grip elbow on top of the inside of their knee.
c. Big step forward with left leg 45 degrees out.
d. Stand up arch back and stick hips up and out.
4. Push them down off of your hips
(Once you are standing let go of the lapel grip with your right hand )
Push your right hip out to the right and push down on the inside of their left knee with your right hand. *When their left leg falls, grab the pants with your right hand and keep elbow knee connection on both sides.
note – it is important not to stand totally straight and upright when you are pushing them down off your hips. If you do this, they can try to hit a sweep or take down while they are sliding down. to prevent this, remember to bend your knees a little and keep your feet shoulder width apart as they are falling.
5. Get the lapel grip with your left hand
(their butt is now on the ground and you are standing)
Stagger so that your left leg is forward with your knee pushing on the inside of their right thigh. Sit back into horse stance and rock forward over your left knee to make the same side lapel grip with your left hand.
Alternative – Another way to open the guard after you are standing is to switch hands with the sleeve grip, passing their same side sleeve to your cross side hand (your right hand ends up gripping their right sleeve while your left hand is free to push their hips down on that side.)
This way you are only working one side and there’s not much they can do to stop you.
COMPLETING THE PASS
Once their legs are open, there are 3 options. Choose one depending on where the guys hips are and where his left leg is.
if His left leg is sideways, his inner thigh facing you
then staple down on his left thigh with your left shin.
if his left leg is on your right hip,
then step right leg over to the outside of his left leg, then left leg kick out, boot pass / bull fighter
3: Back Kick Pass
if he is on his right hip,
then drop to left leg on right leg staple, splits, and then flop onto your right hip against his hips.