Hook Sweep

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By ClŠudio Moreno and Andres Lenta

Video: AVI [535K] of the technique.

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.

Hook Sweep Technique - Image 1 
Hook Sweep Technique - Image 1a  The beginning of the position is the seated guard with one of your hands on your opponents (opp) belt and other holding your sleeve (the opposite sleeve of the belt side).
Hook Sweep Technique - Image 2 
Hook Sweep Technique - Image 2a  The hand that is holding the sleeve will pull your opp sleeve next to your hips.
Hook Sweep Technique - Image 3  Now, you will move your hips out and do a hook on your opp leg on the same side that you are holding the belt.
Hook Sweep Technique - Image 4  Moving out the hips and with your hand on the belt, move your elbow up that is under your opp arm (the same arm of the belt grip) and at the same time pull your opp sleeve next to your hips.
Hook Sweep Technique - Image 5  With that you will be able to imbalance your opp. Now stretch your leg (the same tha is doing the hook) and keep doing the "somersault", sweeping your opp. Now adjust the imobilization.
Hook Sweep Technique - Image 6  The final position should be like this.

This information was originally published on InTheGuard.com, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 22:22:52 PDT 2002.
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