GB Technique: 2 points for the sweep!

This week on GB Technique, we are going to look at some of Gracie Barra’s favorite sweep variations.

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Let’s take a look at 4 of Gracie Barra Blog’s favorite sweep techniques that you can try in your own rolls.
1- “Old school” Half Guard foot grab sweep
Master Carlos Gracie Jr teaches the most effective half-guard sweep that works both Gi and No-Gi. This is the 1st sweep that you should master from half guard bottom.
2- Half Guard Cross Body Sweep – No-Gi
Prof. Tussa continues the half guard bottom position and shows a reversal out the back door that reverses the position and allows you to take the top position.
3- Single Leg X to X-Guard sweep
This variation of the X-guard sweep by Prof. Rodrigo Fajardo is from his GB2 module
4-Cross Arm Rollover sweep from closed guard
Prof. Braulio Estima teaches when we break the opponent’s grip and cross their arm – exposing the passer’s back. When the opponent shifts their weight to protect their back, they create the momentum for this simple, but effective sweep.
See also on GB Technique: PROF. MARCIO FEITOSA LEG ENTANGLEMENT GUARD
Writer: Mark Mullen, Gracie Barra Black Belt

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