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In this video I show one of my favorite sweeps the Pocket Sweep. There are a lot of different entries into this sweep but the most important thing is passing the arm across your centerline.
The easiest way to do this is to take control of that arm and either move your hips across or by simply using brute force and passing it in front of your chest. Normally I use a combination of the two things to get maximum efficiency.
Once you get the arm across the center line it is very important
This week Master Ricardo Cavalcanti demonstrates an armbar from closed guard with the option for a pendulum sweep. For more visit rcjiujitsu.com watch video >>
In this video I show one of my bread and butter sweeps, the Low Hip Bump.
Many of us abandon the hip bump as we progress through the ranks. Often it is easy to see the setup coming and stuff the watch video >>
The Lapel Feed is one of my favorite moves. It is especially useful against strong opponents or extremely spastic opponents as it allows you a huge amount of control over their upper body/arm.
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This sweep variation is one of the most powerful sweeps I have ever encountered and it plays well as a combination threat off of the lapel feed armbar.
Many of the small details that make this mov watch video >>
This is the epitome of a big man pass. It may actually be my favorite pass against people who just try to keep their legs closed.
If you have ever relied on using your elbows to open the inside o watch video >>
The Balloon Sweep is an intermediate to advanced sweep to utilize but an important concept builder for beginners.
Against a skilled opponent this sweep can be very, very difficult but the setup is watch video >>
An in depth look at the very basic Pendulum Sweep.
This is a very common sweep that is taught to many practitioners in their first few months but requires a lot of good hip movement to truly maste watch video >>
This video shows a sneaky sweep that abuses your partners fear of getting choked. Often if your partner/opponent has fallen prey to a basic collar choke then the mere act of putting your hand in t watch video >>
This is one of my favorite Closed Guard Passes. It is usable in both Gi and no Gi.
The power for this pass comes from the turning of the knee onto the rib cage. Make sure that when you step with watch video >>
This video shows how I perform the Hip Bump Sweep. This is a very basic sweep and a very high percentage sweep all through the ranks of BJJ and even into MMA. There are many different schools that watch video >>