There are some techniques that you learn very early on, maybe even at your first BJJ class or two; but which you don’t use for too long, as it seems – after a certain level – that these techniques don’t work against more skilled opponents. And, while it may be true that you’ll have to disperse your game into more techniques as you climb the ladder, the basic ones still work; you just have to add an additional detail or two to them.
This is true for perhaps the first Open Guard sweep you’ve learned: the Tripod Sweep. Let’s take a look at Gordon Ryan’s great details, that will make this technique work against everyone.
The Tripod Sweep is one of the most basic sweeps in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and probably one of the first ones you’ve learned. However, executing it successfully against someone who’s more experienced than you means knowing some hidden details.
Which hidden details? Gordon Ryan demonstrates:
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