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The Big Brother Sweep is Your New Favorite Sweep from Closed Guard

There’s no denying it: sweeping people from Closed Guard can sometimes be surprisingly difficult. Especially as you climb through the ranks and as your opponents become more skillful in...

This Butterfly Sweep Is So Simple You’ll Use It All The Time

Have you had enough with complicated techniques which have a seemingly never-ending amount of details? It would be really neat if you could just learn a couple of simple, but effective moves…...

These Simple Tips Will Make Your Single Leg X Game 10x Better

The Single Leg X is a fantastic position, full of sweep and transition options, as well as of submissions that follow it. However, you have to know how to play this position well first, before you...

This Xande Sweep to Armbar Setup Is SIMPLE And Works Like MAGIC!

Most of the techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu don’t have to be complicated in order to work. What’s more, if you truly want to become an excellent Jiujiteiro, you should be focused on...

This UNSTOPPABLE Sweep by Mike Fowler Works Like A Charm!

No matter how much you know, you’ll never know everything in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. No matter the amount of techniques you can do and no matter the number of details to executing them that you...

Here Are The 4 Basic Reasons Why Your Open Guard SUCKS

Watching someone with a fantastic Open Guard roll is so amazing! Looking at their ability to impose control, sweeps, to defend against guard passes, and to even go for submissions directly…...

Make Your opponents Fly With The Meregali Sweep

Nicholas Meregali is a 2x IBJJF World Champion, loved for his constantly dynamic and aggressive BJJ game. One of the aspects of that game is his great Open Guard – and one of the sweeps from Open...

Butterfly Sweep Your Opponent From Standing… Straight Into A Darce

The art of chaining transitions and submissions from one another is perhaps the most beautiful thing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Wherever you start from, from whichever position it may be, you can always...

The Chair Guard Sweep Is Your New Favorite Setup From Guard Pull

If you’ve wanted to learn a new setup and technique, one which would make you stand out not just in your BJJ academy but in competition as well, then we have got quite a treat for you! Andre...

Thar she BLOWS! The Harpoon sweep by Pedro Sauer

This is a sweep I have never even heard of before. Thanks to Professor Pedro Sauer I am now ready to harpoon myself some large fish! This is a simple sweep and GI dependant (as demonstrated). I’m...

Old-School Your Way To Victory With The Plier Sweep with Carlos Machado

Old school is often times the best school! If it weren’t for the BJJ masters and grandmasters, our sport wouldn’t be where it is today; both in terms of its rich history and lifestyle,...

These 4 Sweep Tips Will Elevate Your Success Rate By A LOT

Ever went through a number of sweeping techniques and thought to yourself: „Jeez, how am I supposed to remember all of this when I roll?“ Well, you don’t have to learn all of them, nor is...

Use The Hip Bump Sweep To Set Up These 3 Attacks

You’ve probably been introduced to the Hip Bump Sweep way back in the day, and you’re probably seeing it work much less frequently than it was the case before. The reason for this,...

Great Deep Half To X Guard Sweep Variation, With Rodolfo Vieira

It really doesn’t matter how many techniques you know in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even if you have been training for a longer time than some of your fellow teammates have been alive; and even if...

Deep Half Guard: All The Basics That You Need To Know

The Deep Half Guard! It’s a position that will improve your BJJ game immediately, if only you learn how – and why – to use it. Teco Shinzato, a BJJ World Champion, explains the essentials...

Wrestle from The Guard: Nicky Ryan’s Buttscoot-Takedown

In this year’s ADCC match against Shane Jamil Hill-Taylor, Nicky Ryan displayed a great and kind of a confusing technique: starting from the bottom seated position, he scored a sweep that...

When Stuck in Lockdown This Old School Sweep Setup Works Great

Lockdown is such a versatile position, if only you get to know how to use it properly! This becomes even more true when it comes to playing the Lockdown game in the Gi. Magnus Hansson, BJJ black belt...

Let John Danaher Fix Your Open Guard With This One Simple Principle

Open Guard is such a confusing position: it has so many different variations and choosing the „right“ approach to playing it is no easy business. So, what can you do then in order to make your...

Don’t Get Disqualified Doing This Sweep

There are BJJ sweeps… And then are the BJJ sweeps! You know what we mean by that – there are some sweeps that you just cannot take your eyes off, whether it’s because of the great...

Weekly White Belt Advice: Closed Guard Sweeps

In the previous article of our Weekly White Belt Advice series, we’ve talked about the very basics of the closed guard – what it is, its defensive and offensive purpose and the body...

1 Killer Knee Bar Sweep

    Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports...