Category Archives: Sweeps

Use sweeps to move into a more favourable position

How to do a No Gi pendulum sweep

No Gi pendulum sweep

No Gi pendulum sweep

In this awesome video, Brandon Quick shows us how to do a no gi pendulum sweep and finishes off with some fantastic armbar options. It all starts with an arm drag and the level of control is great. I really like the clear and easy to understand way that he instructs. If you’re looking for a Gi version, you can check out this post with Marcus Almeida.

Rolling back take from deep half guard top position.

This move may make your brain fry but it’s awesome and unless he’s very experienced, your opponent won’t even understand what’s going on. When I work on this in class, I find it very challenging to do but amazing to pull off.

Rolling back take from deep half guard

Rolling back take from deep half guard

Your opponent has you in deep half guard and he feel’s like he’s gaining control. All of a sudden you roll and you have his back, ready to take the submission. Mind=Blown.

What a killer technique shown by BJJ superstar Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida for Hayabusa.
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How to do a Pendulum sweep with Marcus Almeida

pendulum sweep

pendulum sweep

The Pendulum sweep is a great way to sweep your opponent directly from your guard and get him mounted.

In this video, BJJ legend Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida explains and demonstrates the technique perfectly. It’s my favourite BJJ sweep and it’s something every BJJ competitor needs to know.

The high quality production of this Hayabusa video makes it a pleasure to watch and learn. To purchase a Hayabusa Gi, click here.

Takedown defence to sweep. The 200%

200 percent takedown defence sweep

The 200%

There’s nothing worse than getting taken down and controlled and feeling helpless. Here’s a great takedown defence that you can use to sweep your opponent when he shoots in for the double leg.

You can use the sweep to take his back, go for an armbar or use it to gain various other advantages. It’s instructed brilliantly by coach Brian Peterson of ‘Teach me Grappling”.

Check it out.

Half guard foot grab sweep.

Being stuck at the bottom in half guard is no fun. In BJJ, you’re waiting to get submitted and in MMA, you’re probably getting elbowed in the head. These things make it a position that you really should try master. One of the first things to do is to learn some basic sweeps.

Footgrab half guard sweep

Footgrab half guard sweep

This sweep is very cool as it lets you get your head out of danger and put your opponent on the bottom quickly. In this BJJ instructional video, Stephan Kesting demonstrates the sweep in a clear and easy to understand way and explains the details perfectly. He’s a great instructor and this is a very cool sweep.