Butterfly Sweep Counter

Here’s a cool way to save yourself during a butterfly sweep AND end up with the top position!

In training, I occasionally let my opponent get butterfly guard and try to sweep me. I see it as “drawing” him into my plan, rather than feeling that he’s controlling me. Check out the other butterfly guard counters in the iGrapple®, as well.

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Steps to this technique:

1 – Your opponent goes for butterfly (elevator) sweep
2 – Kick back HARD with your leg that he has underhooked with his leg
3 – Grab his pants (or block his leg) at the knee as your kicking back
4 – Control him while you take top side-control

Keep training!
– Bob