Tonight during our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( BJJ ) class we worked on what to do if your training partner tries to stand up to pass your guard. Since all guard passes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be broken down into two categories, passing from the knees and passing from standing, understanding how to defend both is essential to being able to defend yourself in a self defense situation or a tournament.
Todays class covered two sweeps based on the foot and leg position of your training partner. If your partner stands and staggers there feet we applied the collar, ankle sweep, and if they stood up with both feet together than we applied the pliers sweep. The main idea for both of these sweeps is that we are able to manipulate the base of our training partner and properly load their body weight in order to make the sweep as efficient as possible. When either of these sweeps are performed at the right time, and with the right mechanics they should feel effortless.
If you missed todays class make sure to ask one of our coaches to help you review class 13 of the Curriculum and make sure that you understand how to properly sweep your training partners when they attempt to pass your guard will standing.