Taking the Back from Open Guard

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Michael Jen

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.

  1. Michael begins from a basic open guard position.
  2. When the opponent's right foot becomes accessible, Michael "cups" the heel with his left hand while hooking his left foot around the back of the knee. NOTE: Michael must position his hips as close to the opponent's foot as possible.
  3. Michael straightens his left leg and hooks his foot against the back of his opponent's right knee.
  4. Pulling his opponent forward with his right hand, Michael kicks outward with his right foot...
  5. ...sweeping his opponent to the floor while taking his back.
  6. Michael then puts his "hooks" in for control and applies a choke.

This information was originally published on www.jenbjj.com. It is made available on BJJ.Org by the express permission of featured contributor Michael "Bolo" Jen. Downloaded on Sun Jun 16 20:12:36 PDT 2002.
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