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Team McVicker Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Fall Camp Day #2: Time Keeps On Slipping Into the Future

Hooks Inside Sweep Game

Day two started with Brad Peplow teaching his hooks inside sweep game. He started from the last moment that he could initiate offense, that is once your opponent has lowered their weight inside your guard.  The first step is to place your hand on your abdomen, just superior to their head.  Now hip bump and slide this hand under their neck.  Frame to start opening space.  Now post to your other elbow and scoot your butt away from your opponent, then post your hand and scoot further out.  You have now gotten far enough away that your opponent cannot simply flatten you to the mat, release the neck frame and underhook with this arm.
  • Elevator - Overhook your opponent's opposite arm, keeping your head on this side.  Now roll to your side and shoulder on this side, as you lift (elevate) the leg on the underhooking side.  Turn your opponent over and shift into side-mount position.
  • Two-on-one reverse elevator - In order to defend your underhook, your opponent reaches over your arm on the sameside and grabs your lapel, grab his distal sleeve with the opposite hand and proximal arm with the same hand and detach their grip.  Pull forward and across your body.  They will resist by attempting to stay upright, as failure to do so will allow you to take their back.    Drive their hand to their opposite hip, grab across their back with the former underhook and lift them with same side leg sending them over your side.
  • Overhook counter - If your opponent overhooks your arm, use the opposite hand to grab his sleeve, preventing him from posting with this side.  Now lift with the hook on the trapped arm side.
  • Hip twist - In an attempt to defend the two-on-one reverse elevator your opponent drives across your body.  Drive his wrist to his far hip, straighten the hook on this side, behind your opponents opposite thigh, undo the other hook and essentially reguard around on of their thighs.  Now twist your knees away from your opponent, rolling them to their back.
  • Hip twist counter sweep off leg post - If they defend by attempting to post to the free leg, underhook it and lift to finish.
  • Hip twist counter sweep off arm post - If they defend by posting to the free arm, cup it medially and reverse the knee twist in the opposite direction.

High Single Leg

Next Jack McVicker was back to show some of his stand-up game, specifically the high single leg takedown.  Jack advocates mirror image stances but with your foot just lateral to theirs.  Now either with a lapel grab or as a push, apply brisk, pressure to the upper pectoralis major muscles on the same side as your arm.  Simultaneously reach and snatch their knee on the inside with the other hand.  Pinch it between your knees, apply strong forehead pressure to their pectoralis major muscles, and bring the outside (lateral) forearm underneath their knee placing this hand, palm down, on top of your other (palm up) hand.
  • Treetopper spin - Open your pinch knee stance, reach the inside hand to their heel, clasping the leg at knee and heel.  Use your knee on the heel clasped side, to elevate the leg and then underhook it with this hand, try to bring your hand up behind your head.  Now step in as you pivot toward their chest, reaping with the posterior leg, taking them backward and down.
  • Lateral double leg conversion - From the position described above, prior to the treetopper, drop your weight forward as your reach for their far leg, palms down, with the bottom hand cutting into the hamstring ligaments, clasping the hands at their knees.

More Art of Uncomfortable

Lastly, Jeff Serafin closed out the camp with further discussion of his Art of Uncomfortable passing style, this time discussing the half-guard and attacking with the kimura.  He first presented two ways of using hip pressure to pass the half-guard.  First, move your free knee around their knee on the mat.  Now push forward into their upper leg, displacing it then shift past it, dropping your weight hard across their abdomen flattening them to the mat.  If this doesn't work, rotate your body toward their head, and then twist back again across their body.  In the first set-up you will most likely overhook their far arm.  In the second your arm will end-up next to their far flank.
The kimura set-up occurs off the overbook, as your opponent tries to reposition the hand across your neck.  In this case, trap it with the overbook.  Control their far knee with your free hand.  Shift your hip superiorly toward their head and away, eliminating their ability to hip bump.  Now set the kimura and use a hip rotation, rotating your top hip down toward the mat to drive their arm into kimura position.  If they attempt to hug too tight for the overhook trap, simply free your knee and drive it to the mat on the outside of your opponent's thigh.  Climb up their arm, trying to place you belt knot on their far shoulder, take the inverted armbar.
If your arm is not overhooking theirs, again shift your hips superiorly and away, then free your knee.  Now sweep your arm superiorly pushing their arm toward and over their head.  Now drive your knee to the floor, further increasing the pressure of their arm across their face, allowing you to free your foot and taking the amount.  Their arm should be wrapping their head, allowing your to attack for submission.

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