If you’re a BJJ white belt, then you should focus on learning the basics first. That is: if you focus on learning a couple of techniques reasonably well from every major position, you’re going to be well on your path to progress.
For instance, every BJJ white belt should learn at least a few basic sweeps from Closed Guard… Such as the following 4 ones, as taught by Nick “Chewy” Albin!
4 CLOSED GUARD SWEEPS EVERY BJJ WHITE BELT NEEDS TO LEARN
The first Closed Guard a white belt should learn is the good ol’ Scissor Sweep. Pay attention to how Chewy changes his angle and the positioning of his top leg’s shin (as well as the knee position) while he executes the sweep; it’s really important, so that you don’t get your guard passed instead.
While you can use your bottom leg in a, well, scissoring motion, you can also use it to push the opponent’s knee and get the sweep that way as well.
The second sweep you need to learn is the Hip Bump Sweep. This one can be really useful against opponents that stall and keep their base upright all the time. Plus, if they post with their hand when you go for the sweep, you can set up a Triangle Choke.
The Pendulum Sweep is another great option for every BJJ white belt. Once you get down the “rocking” motion that Chewy demonstrates and explains, you’ll be good to go with it at all the up-and-coming belts you’ll earn.
And finally, if the opponent is burying their head and their body into your chest, you can use the Reverse Grapevine to a Butterfly Guard/Elevator Sweep!
Check out the video below to learn how to do this, as well as other aforementioned sweeps: