Sep 15, 2007

How Do: Butterfly Sweep? (BJJ)

The Butterfly Guard is an often-underutilized position- Its basically utilized for 3 things: Getting back up, getting into High ClosedGuard, or, more importantly, Sweeping.

Below is a link to's excellent step-by-step on the two general varients of the Butterfly Sweep: 45-back, and sideways. Just remember the important part while reading: Hooks on one side, Arm conrtrol on the other.

Now, here's an excellent video of Rodrigo Gracie explaining how to get into the Butterfly Guard and how to Sweep from there:


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