Mar 15, 2008

The No-Gi FLower (Pendulum) Sweep

The brings us an instructional on the No-Gi Flower Sweep. Now, this sweep should be a part of any jiu jitsu practitioner's guard game already, but the truth is, it's really hard for most Gi BJJ guys to pull this off in No-Gi. Why? Because they tend to rely on Wrist Control to maintain the armdrag, because it's similar to the Gi control that they are used to. Unfortunately, without the Gi, wrist control is really weak, and often times this sweep will be blocked by the opponent pulling out and posting his arm out.

This video, after demonstrating the wrist-control flower sweep that most people know, they do the more high-percentage-high-control body-lock variation of the sweep.

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