The butterfly guard and the sweeps derived from this guard can be some of the easiest techniques to begin mastering early on in our jiu jitsu career. Butterfly guard can be one of the first styles of dynamic open guard that one gets exposed to.
Butterfly guard is also a great guard to play against a much heavier opponent as you are not allowing your opponent to smash you.
In this clip, 5x BJJ world champion and 4x ADCC champion Marcelo Garcia shows the most important concepts for his signature butterfly guard. Marcelo was able to beat the best of the best using the butterfly guard.
Marcelo shows how to bring the opponent into his game and how to constantly attack with combinations.