The scissor sweep is usually the first ever sweep you are taught in your first Jiu-Jitsu class. You may have repped it many times, but be honest how many times were you able to apply against someone good?
This may be because the set up you’ve been using the wrong set up.
Jiu-Jitsu genius John Danaher likes the scissor sweep, but he likes to use a different angle from the fundamental technique which usually requires you to have a cross collar and sleeve grip and to slightly pull your opponent towards you.
Danaher actually uses a 2 on 1 grip aka a shotgun grip (yes, because it looks like you are holding a shotgun), using the leg to break posture, and secondly, the foot on the hip keeps them from pinning the right leg, and passing… It’s a genius move.
The 2 on 1 grip is extremely powerful and almost impossible to break.
John Danaher explains this in his new instructional by BJJ Fanatics: Closed Guard, Go Further, Faster:
Learn the fundamentals and concepts behind one of grappling’s most important positions, as Professor John Danaher helps you go further, faster from the closed guard.
- John Danaher is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in grappling, and his goal in our Go Further, Faster is to explain the underlying fundamentals and concepts that govern Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- Professor Danaher explains not just how to attack from closed guard, but also why each attack is working on a mechanical and strategic level.