Hook-n-Sweep Takedown

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBy BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Romero “Jacaré” Cavalcanti.

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Beginning in the standing position, Rodrigo Medeiros, on the left, has control of his opponent, Jacare. Rodrigo is tightly holding the collar of Jacare with his arm on top and outside. Rodrigo has pulled his own arm down and in to secure Jacare. Rodrigo uses his free hand to prevent Jacare from grabbing with his other hand by blocking at his wrist. Reverse view of the standing position with Rodrigo blocking Jacare’s free hand. Rodrigo’s other hand is holding the collar of Jacare with his arm on top and outside of Jacare’s. Rodrigo has his own arm pulled down and into himself. Rodrigo then takes a side-step in with his front leg. With the step in, Rodrigo hooks Jacare’s leg. As Rodrigo positioned the hook, Jacare began to take a step back*. Rodrigo proceeds to grab Jacare’s other leg at the ankle.

*Jacare could have left his foot in place and the move would have worked the same.

Keeping Jacare’s collar secure, Rodrigo continues to move forward sweeping Jacare’s ankle. At the same time, Rodrigo is pulling Jacare down with the collar. Once down with Jacare’s collar still in hand, Rodrigo has scored two points and can now proceed to pass the guard.

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