Bonus: Countering the hip bump sweep

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  1. Kenneth B November 20, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I’m keeping the posture fine but having trouble breaking the guard open on strong persistent guys. I try to use the elbow like you show but they either don’t break or pull on my arm. Any suggestions will be helpful

    • Henry A November 21, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      You need to make sure you are making a solid frame with your forearm and when you lean towards the leg with your body your elbow does not bend otherwise it relieves pressure. If they pull my arm I will switch and apply pressure with my other arm. Also if they are giving too difficult a time we can always stand and break.

  2. Alexander Z June 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    What does it mean to tuck your hips in guard?

  3. Kenneth M October 29, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    The hip tuck puts tremendous pressure on his ankles to open up. He may then go to the hip bump sweep. To counter it, simply meet his hips with yours. To take his back, step over the leg he dropped to the ground first to initiate the sweep. Then just go around him to take the back

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