Butterfly Sweeps in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

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Butterfly Guard is an effective position in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA.  There are many ways to set up sweeps and submissions from this guard.  It has it’s weakness, however if mastered or used as a transitional guard position, it can be a dangerous addition to your game increasing your sweeps and submissions.

Some Key Points in Butterfly Guard:

  • “Glue” the top of your feet to the opponents inner thighs
  • Keep your Knees angled outward
  • Always visualize your opponent between your guard.
  • Strong underhook, Strong overhook
  • Create an angle for your attacks

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Technique Video: Spider Guard Sweep (BJJ)

Here is the most common sweep we find from Spider Guard.  There are many variations, this being the most fundamental.  It continues to be effective in high level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competitions!

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Seven BJJ Black Belts demonstrate Favorite Techniques

Seven BJJ Black Belts gathered today to raise funds for Aubrey’s family, a little girl who was struck by a hit-and-run on school property while riding her bike with a friend.

The Black Belts gathered at Gracie Barra in Kissimmee, Florida to demonstrate some of their favorite techniques to those who made a donation.  Luckily, we caught some of these techniques on video.

Below you will find the full seminar and each individual BJJ technique video below! The order of techniques has been rearranged to better flow from position to position.  Below the playlist you will find the individual techniques have been separated into the order they were shown.

The Black Belts who donated their time and skills were:

Marcio Simas, 6th Degree BJJ Black Belt Mestre

Mike Busby, 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt Professor

Igor Andrade, 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt Professor

Fabian Reyes, 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt Professor

Rich Rodriguez, BJJ Black Belt

Dave Ogden, 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt Professor

Brian Ruscio, BJJ Black Belt Professor