Killing the Hip Bump Sweep

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  1. Bao T December 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    So simple it is brilliant. Bring my center of mass toward his center of mass to neutralize his leverage advantage. The hip bump sweep works because the person’s center of mass (COM) is over the person’s COM inside the closed guard. Thank you for sharing this technique…

    • Henry A December 24, 2016 at 12:01 am

      You’re very welcome, everything in Jiu-Jitsu should be simple :)

  2. Alan K March 31, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    When coming up to meet your opponents hip bump sweep do you try and maintain the posterior pelvic tilt (J curve) you have when posturing in the closed guard or do you go in to anterior pelvic tilt (S curve) pushing your belly out?

    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Hips forward, no more “J” curve

  3. BRAD W November 12, 2017 at 1:58 pm


    When I’m doing this would it be an O.K. visualization to try to meet the knot of my belt at or above the opponent’s belt knot when posturing the hips forward to make the “wall”?


  4. Michael H February 21, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    The detail about jamming his hip the moment he breaks this guard really helps.

  5. John G July 31, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I was rolling this morning with 1 hand ( wrist injury) used 2nd elbow but no hand or wrist
    In closed guard guy with a belt above mine tried at least 5 times to hip bump me and I used this … technique and it absolutely shut it down 🤓👍🏾 He even commented after the roll that he really wanted that sweep but couldn’t get it. I knew he was perplexed as he kept trying and trying !! Good stuff. Thanks Henry !
    Also , and as a “ passing thought” I’ve used the elbow ride on thigh to deflect the attempt at leg over arm for tri setup and poof I was in side control , it was like butter, no effort at all ..
    these courses have me looking for effortless motion everywhere now.
    Peace !!!
    John G

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