Backdoor, Back Hooks

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

Video: AVI [682K] 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.

Sweep/Back Attack Technique - Image 1  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). The hand that is holding the sleeve will pull your opp sleeve next to your hips.
Sweep/Back Attack Technique - Image 2  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.
Sweep/Back Attack Technique - Image 3  The opp will perceive that you will try to sweep him and he will weigh his hips down trying to defend the sweep. Put both legs under his legs and do the hooks.
Attack Technique - Image 4  Now move the leg that is on the opposite side of the belt grip out and do a hook outside his leg (see picture), over your inside hook. Move 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). That will make that your opp's hips move up.
Sweep/Back Attack Technique - Image 5  So, now you are on the opponent's back, and you should make a hook.
Sweep/Back Attack Technique - Image 6  Since the opponent's arm is dominated, you ain't gonna have any trouble to make the first hook.
Sweep/Back Attack Technique - Image 7  With the outside hook done move your hips all the way out like doing a technical raise and you will end up on his back.
Sweep/Back Attack Technique - Image 8  Now, just make the other hook, with the opponent's arm dominated.
Sweep/Back Attack Technique - Image 9  The final position should end like this.

This information was originally published on, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 22:26:32 PDT 2002.
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