Sweep
(Open guard, with gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy bjjfighter.com

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

I begin with my opponent standing in my open guard. I am control him by placing both my feet on his hips and gripping his gi sleeves.
Next I take my left hand and grip the back of his heel, my right hand releases his left sleeve and instead takes hold of the right. I keep my left foot in his hip while my right foot hooks behind his left leg slightly below the knee.
From there I pull forward on his foot and sleeve, at the same time I kick my left leg outward and pull my right foot inward.
This action takes away his base and causes him to fall onto his back.
Once my opponent is down I immediately sit up. I transfer my opponents right sleeve to my left hand, my right hand reaches under his left shoulder, I place my right knee over his right leg and base out my left leg.
I then press my right leg through, settle my weight down, and secure the side control position.

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