The Reverse Sweep

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  1. Jaime P March 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Will be trying this l.

  2. Michael S April 5, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I tried this….it kills my hip…I must be missing something…

    • Brian J April 25, 2017 at 3:12 am

      Hi Michael, I would recommend adding some hip flexor stretches to your stretching/warm-up routine. Also, grabbing the belt or grabbing their far side armpit (my preference for gi and no gi) will help you move their weight toward you when you pull your knee to your chest. Also, cupping their armpit and pulling it outward at the same time you open their knee will help turn their dump their body for the sweep. Does that make sense? I hope this helps. Good luck, brother!

  3. Michael S April 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Never mind….NAILED IT!

  4. Matt M April 9, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Having a hard time loading the person… Do they have to be driving forward into you? If they sit back, scissor sweep?

  5. Keegan Y April 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Can you still do this No Gi? I am having a hard time figuring out a reliable handle (with no gi or belt to grab onto) to use to pull them into me so I can load them.

    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Yes I do, I overhook the arm to the side I’m sweeping and can use the overhook to help load

  6. Keegan Y April 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Awesome! Thanks Henry!, I’ll play around with it in class tonight.

  7. Rick B April 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I’m having an issue with higher belts basing out with their feet and arm on the side I’m sweeping them too. Can you discuss the back take option you mention in the video. Thanks

    • Brian J April 25, 2017 at 3:17 am

      Hi Rick, I understand what you’re saying. I find that you need to be convincing with the pressure you’re pushing with their shin in order to get them to counter that with their own forward pressure. After that I find that they will use their arm on the sweeping side to make a grip somewhere on the body in order to try to anchor their weight while trying to smash pass. This is your opportunity to surprise them with the sweep. If you’re still having problems, you can overhook the arm on the sweeping side like Henry mentions above. Does that make sense? I hope this helps. Oss!

    • Henry A June 19, 2017 at 6:57 pm

      They shouldn’t be able to use their foot to base because they are being lifted and flipped, to take the back you need to pull thEirik arm across the body then stretch your top leg out to go to the back, similar to an arm drag

  8. John Taylor November 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Great for a Z-Guard smash as well! 🤙🏻. I find when you lift them slightly upward’s there come’s a point where there weight goes neutral and lighter, at which point i turn and flip the leg out and advance straight to best position 👍🏻….

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