Sweep from the Guard

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

Instructor: Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti and Luis "Sucuri" Togno

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: Jacare has Sucuri in his butterfly guard. Sucuri has prepared to pass the gaurd by trapping Jacare's right leg. Jacare starts blocking the pass by pressing against Sucuri's head.


2: Jacare sits up and posts Sucuri out using his right arm. He has a thumb inside grip on Sucuri's right gi collar. Jacare has his left arm underneath Sucuri's right arm and is grabbing Sucuri's belt.


3: Jacare posts his right hand for base, as he escapes his hips out towards his left side. He keeps his feet 'hooked' into Sucuri's legs. Jacare's left hand still has a secure grip on Sucuri's belt.


4: Sucuri realizes that Jacare is going for the guard sweep, so to block, he has posted his left leg. Jacare counters Sucuri's block by underhooking the posted leg with his right arm.


5: Jacare now rolls back towards his right shoulder. As he does this he lifts with his right arm.


6: As Sucuri loses his balance forward, Jacare secures his grip on Sucuri's leg by grabbing his own gi collar. Jacare also "stretches" Sucuri out by posting his hand against Sucuri's side just under the arm and pushes him away.


7: Once Sucuri is face down, Jacare brings his left arm behind him for base and prepares for a technical stand up.


8: Jacare posts his left hand on the mat, and pulls his left knee back behind him (technical stand up). Jacare has maintained the secure grip on Sucuri's leg through out the move.


9: As soon as Jacare gains the standing position, he moves in on Sucuri to obtain the top position.


10: Here Jacare has obtained the Top position by sweeping Sucuri.

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 18:41:31 PDT 2002.
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