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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique of the Month

Prof. Xande Ribeiro - Half Guard Sweep

Prof. Alexandre "Xande" Ribeiro is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Grappling World Champion and teaches Jiu Jitsu with his brother Saulo Ribeiro in San Diego, California.

Here Prof. Xande teaches one of his devastating half guard sweeps.


Step 1

Xande has the open guard controlling Luke's ankle and lapel.

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Step 2

Using his hook and collar grip, Xande forces Luke to put his hands on the mat to keep his balance.

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Step 3

Xande uses this opportunity to switch to a half guard with Luke's leg on his shoulder, a very strong position for Xande

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Step 4 - 6

Using his legs and his grip on Luke's ankle, Xande sweeps Luke Back and takes the top position, scoring 2 points, and is in a good position to start passing.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique

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