There are many different grappling arts – Sambo, Wrestling, Judo – but what makes Brazilian jiu-jitsu unique is the development of the guard game. Sweeps enable the person on the bottom to reverse the fight instantly and get to the top position!
As a bjj competitor, sweeps win 2 points and are often the path to victory in the match. This week, Gracie Barra brings you 4 Advanced Guard Sweeps.
1) “Rocambole Sweep”
Prof. Marco “Piu Piu” Joca, Gracie Barra Irvine demonstrates the from the “Rocambole Sweep” Z Guard
2) Spider Guard Sweep #1
The son of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. Kayron Gracie teaching his favorite spider / lasso guard sweep.
* Note how Prof. Kayron sets up the opponent by creating distance and inviting the opponent to come forward.
3) Reverse De La Riva / Berimbolo Sweep
Prof. Flavio Almeida shows a black belt level technique. As the opponent reacts and defends to Prof. Flavio’s sweep attempts, Flavio sweeps to the back take.
You are going to have to watch this one more than once!
4) Advanced Spider Guard Sweep #2
Prof. Diogo Ferreira shares a sweep where he takes advantage of his opponent’s defensive reaction to get the sweep using spider guard grips.
* Note how Prof. Diogo reminds to keep all of the grips TIGHT!
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Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam