Half Guard Sweep

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy Rebecca Motte and thetechniques.net

Instructor: Roberto "Gordo" Correa and Gustavo Machado

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.

Gordo (in the white gi) has Gustavo (in the blue gi) in the half guard. In order for Gordo to gain the advantage, he wants to get his left arm underneath Gustavo's arm, so he prepares to do this by pushing Gustavo's left knee out using his right hand. At the same time, Gordo presses his left forearm across Gustavo's throat and presses his left hand againt Gustavo's left shoulder. (not shown.... Gordo's leg position is that his right leg is hooking Gustavo's right leg, and Gordo's left foot is placed down frimly on Gustavo's lower leg or calf.)

Gordo then hips out to his left side as he pushes Gustavo back using his arms. Gordo brings his top knee through to help gain space as well.

Gordo has gained enough room to "swim" his left arm underneath Gustavo's right arm.

Gordo grabs Gustavo's belt with his left hand, and continues to push Gustavo's left knee out to the side using his right hand. Notice that Gordo stays on his right side with his left shoulder off the mat. His left leg is posted.

Gordo sweeps Gustavo by dropping his left shoulder to the mat, pulling with his left hand which is controlling the belt and lifting with his right hand which is controlling the knee. Gordo maintains control of the knee through out the move.

Gordo secures the cross mount position.

This information was originally published on thetechniques.net, and is reproduced on BJJ.Org with the express permission of Rebecca Motte from thetechniques.net. Page downloaded on Fri Oct 11 18:53:36 PDT 2002.
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