Lesson 48 of the Crossroads Martial Arts Curriculum we go some very simple open guard techniques using the concept of moving under somebody’ships so that you can easily lift them with your legs. Once of the main concepts of sweeping somebody is the idea of getting underneath them so that you can off balance them more effectively and then move yourself from the bottom position to the top position. In this Jiu-Jitsu lesson we discuss how to keep our legs in a strong position so that lifting a much larger person with your legs is actually easy.
The first technique of this class is based on tomonogi a sacrifice judo throw, however in our BJJ class we adapt it to an open guard sweep where the top player is standing in front of you and you are in a sleeve collar open guard in front of them. In this Jiu-jtisu lesson we discuss moving under them to get the lift, how to control the landing and of course how the person on top should land safely. This all ends by the player who was on bottom landing on top in the mount, one of the best positions in BJJ. From here we go into finishing the position with an arm-bar since once you complete the sweep you land with a very powerful control over the arm.
The great part about being able to lift somebody of their feet is that once you can hold them there you can turn a simple lift into a back take or even an arm-bar. Lesson 48 of the Crossroads Martial Arts Curriculum talks about how to use your feet to change the angle of the person on top so that you can improve your position even further by taking the back or even to simply finish the fight with an armbar before they even land.