One of the biggest “mistakes” that the majority of BJJ students make – and that you can exploit – is that once they get down to the mats, they stay down… Instead of wrestling up – which you can do instead.
To wrestle up from the guard, you’ll first need to get one of your legs out of the way, while simultaneously getting to a slight angle and posting on your back hand. From here, you need to elicit a response from your training partner – by pushing into him with your second hand.
Would you like to improve your sweep skills in BJJ? Then you should learn how to combine them with some wrestling techniques and principles.
Andrew Wiltse shows a great example on the video below:
Black Belt Andrew Wiltse provides functional knowledge on how to wrestle up from the open guard!
- Learn how to play the guards, how to get into them, and how back & forth movements and hip adjustments make all the difference.
- Find yourself in the right position so you can actually use your wrestling and nail high percentage moves.