Articles in the sweep Category
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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*There is no real reason this should be called the Dancer Sweep, except for introducing some diversity into our naming conventions. (That, and the fact that it may very vaguely resemble an 80′s era Yo MTV Raps move. The move where a person grabs their own ankle while standing and kicks their hip forward with that leg.)
This move is a sweep from half guard. It is performed when you are on bottom and your opponents starts walking their trapped leg up to do a knee through pass.
1. When their foot is close enough for you to grab with your top hand, grab it.
2. now move your top leg up above their knee on their trapped leg and lock a figure four with your legs.
3. post on your bottom elbow as you bridge your hips up, pushing their knee back as you hold the ankle for the sweep. This will force your opponent to sit back or they will hurt their ankle (be mindful of their ankle.)
4. Finish on top in their half guard, or push their top knee out and escape yoru leg for side control.
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When you are under side control your opponent may “backturn.” Especially if you are pressuring under their neck. If this is the case your escape may involve you sitting up.
(If you time it right you can just sit right up and completely reverse your opponent. This is not a high-percentage move and usually works best with a lighter opponent. You hit this reversal by keeping your fett very close to your butt and as your opponent backturns, your kick and swing your hips out. Think pommel horse in gymnastics, or breakdancing, depending where you hail from. )
If you are like the rest of us, then this second alternative will likely work better.
1) Start with your opponent in side control on your right. Free your inside arm. Keep your elbow down and your hand on your opponents hips to keep them from rotating into north/south.
2) After they back turn move your free hand into their armpit outstretch and lock your arm. This keeps them low on your body and off your chest and allows you to work on freeing your other arm. Rock from hip to hip to free your outside arm. (Try turning towards the outside, but be careful not to give up the back.)
3) Now that both arms are free it’s time for them to get off of you. Put both your left hand in their armpit and your right hand on their hips, but don’t extend your arms fully. Now prepare to bridge by scooting your feet towards close to your butt.
4) explosively bridge up. Go for height. Next, before your drop forcefully extend your arms shoving your opponent away from you as your body drops. As you drop, scoot your hips as far back as possible.
5) Now that you are sitting up, grab your opponents belt with your left hand (this is like the conter to a single-leg.) Keep pressure down on their neck with your elbow.
6)Take the back by continuing to scoot your hips out and trying to kick out the near knee and grabbing the far armpit with your right hand, rolling your opponent towards you backwards.
7) End in back control.
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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.
Attacking in combination is a key principle in pretty much all sports. If one attack doesn’t work you should be able (ideally) to transition into another one more well suited to your changing situation. Like a fine wine and the right cheese, the kimura and hip sweep work exceptionally well together.
Start with your opponent in closed guard you have same side (the right side) collar sleeve grip.
1. – bring your opponent towards you by pulling your elbows down towards the mat as you rock back and pull them forward with your legs.
2- your opponen should naturally try to pop back up and re-establish their base. as they do, post on your right arm and reach across their body to your right with your left arm.
3 – Lean forward and reach across your opponents body with your left arm, grabbing your opponents gi behind his tricep.
5. – Now with your right arm, raise your post by changing from elbow to hand on the mat.
6. – Hit the sweep.
Kick your right leg straight, so your opponent can easily roll over it. Bridge with your left leg. (Move your left foot as close to your butt as possible and bridge your hips up, while twisting your left shoulder towards your opponent.
[KIMORA- If your opponent doesn't want to get swept, they may sit up, moving their center of gravity up and further away from you. That's when you go for the kimora on the near arm.]
*6. – Get a motor cycle grip on the trapped arm, the Kimora grip.
Grab their trapped arm’s wrist with your posting (right arm). Lean back, pulling them down and towards you. Remember to keep your thumbs and fingers on the same side of whatever part of their arm you are holding.
7. – Throw your right leg up, across their back.
This does two great things: 1 – It gives you alot of leverage because by doing this you will also be pivoting up onto your left hip, the hip closest to them; 2 – It will stop them from rolling away from you and out of your threat. (I like to call this a “hip flop”, because you are flopping over onto your left hip.)
8. – Finish the Kimora by rotating their wrist up and forward. The key to finishing this (and many other joint locks) is to try to keep their elbow angle at 90 degrees. Image you are moving their thumb up along their back to touch their ear.
9. – Not working because they’re leaning into you? try to hit the sweep again.
This is a great sweep that I notice more experienced people doing to me way too often. ha.
(Start on the ground with your opponent Standing trying to pass your guard, stepping forward or with one leg forward. )Moves 1 through 3 happen very quickly.
1 – As your opponent steps in (with thier left leg in this example), attach your self to their near leg. Do this by setting a butterfly hook with your right leg and wraping your right arm tightly around the back of their left knee.
2 – Next kick your other leg between their legs and hook their right leg with it. Simultaneously, with your left arm, reach between their legs and under hook their other leg and bring your head close to their thigh so you don’t get underhooked.
3 – As you do this spin on the small of your back to get your body underneath them, breaking their base. *Remember to keep their leg tightly trapped while you do this.
4 – Get your right arm out of danger. If they are really strong, like Clay Burwell, your arm could be in danger. Lift their leg up a little by extending your legs. When their leg is up, reach inside their legs with your right arm and grab the outside of their left thigh.
5 – You are now ready to sweep them. Depending on how they are basing, you can finish the sweep in several ways:
They’re basing far out on your right > Kick your legs up & Roll to your right and back out to take their back.
They’re basing close on your right > Kick your legs up & Hip escape under them. For your hip escape position, grab (or chop) their basing left arm with your right hand and Roll to your right hitting a fireman’s carry, and completing the sweep, achieving side control.
They’re basing heavy on top of you > Kick your legs up & Roll to your left Your head will be between their legs, pass it towards their chest to achieve side control.
I think this is a pretty technical move, but it’s dope and helps you understand the power of a butterfly-style hook (your right leg) and how useful it can be in a sweep.