Breaking the Legs with the Knee Behind the Butt

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  1. Hugh N November 16, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Can you get swept from this knee behind the but position? An instructor I once had showed us that you can get swept from doing this.

    • Henry A November 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Yes there is a possibility to get swept if they hop their hip off the knee to the far side and control your arm or sleeve, if I feel they are lifting the hip though I will use my lead arm on the hip and lean my weight into it to prevent them from lifting and continue with the break.

      • zamy y October 21, 2017 at 11:47 am

        Could you please make a video to the counter of the sweep please?

        • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm

          if you can control the hip by pressing it down, you can prevent them from lifting it up and switching it over for the sweep… if your talking about the small sweep I do from the knee behind the butt

  2. Charlie V November 16, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    excellent advice henry !

  3. Nathaniel R December 12, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Does the hand on the hip prevent them from attacking that arm on your chest once you turn your upper body sideways?

    • Henry A December 24, 2016 at 2:39 am

      My posture prevents them from attacking the arm but yes the hand on the hip can help.

  4. Richard C October 3, 2017 at 9:55 am

    This is great except I’m running into 1 problem. I suspect I’m doing something incorrectly. When I go from posture to putting my knee behind his butt, I lean forward slightly (breaking my posture). If I get past that I’m good to go. But a quick guy will catch me. Is there a way to shift your weight so that you can move your knee behind his butt without leaning forward? Or maintaining that strong posture more generally?


    • Henry A October 26, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Nope that is one of the issues with this break, if their timing is good when you go to but the knee behind they can pull you off balance

  5. Paul B April 4, 2018 at 2:33 am

    How do you handle people who shimmy the hip to keep the knee from getting behind the butt. Thank you

  6. LUKE M May 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Richard C – you can also lean to the side in order to get your knee under the butt. That helps kill the posture break since you aren’t leaning forward.

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