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.
Tap into the cutting edge of butterfly guard with ADCC trials winner and Marcelo Garcia black belt Jonathan Satava’s Modern Butterfly Guard.
As one of Marcelo’s top students and an ADCC-level grappler, Satava is a butterfly guard master with some of the most innovative and effective combos in the competitive scene.
In No Gi he uses the butterfly guard in a slightly different way than with the gi. In this technique, SDatava uses a simple way to sweep by attacking a 2 on 1 grip from his butterfly grip. As the oppinent reacts, Satava switches his base and attacks a deep blast double fro an easy 2 points and even pick up an extra if he adds a guard pass.
Constantly off balance and attack from the butterfly guard, one of modern no-gi’s most important positions!
Sweep and submit with this system of attacks that will work on anyone, including people bigger, stronger, or faster!
Learn butterfly guard from Jon Satava, one of Marcelo Garcia’s top black belts and most successful students.
Jon is a No Gi Pan Am champion (weight and absolute) and a multiple-time No Gi World finalist, and ADCC Trials champ.