Gary Berger – Lapel Sweep from 1/2 Guard
Hey Guys – I’m Gary Berger from GFT Baltimore Maryland.
I’m here with my wife Danyelle Berger. We are going to show you at little quick simple sweep that I think will demonstrate a strategy for thinking ahead and baiting a trap for your opponent to step into and once they do you going to catch them in a sweep. You can set this trap in sever la different ways but I’m going to show you how I set it up with half guard.
So I start by undoing my opponent’s lapel and when I have the opportunity I’m going to reach around her back and grab the lapel like this. Once I get this she’s in trouble. I’ve got my right leg still in the half guard but I’m loose with my left leg in a way daring her to try and pass my guard. Note that I do not want her to get to close where she can cross face me and drive me flat onto my back.
So now I scramble to the side in a “Dog Fight”type position putting my left knee in her hip like this. Sometimes your opponent might try to use force against you or try and stand up like this. When this happens you just drop under and
use that momentum to sweep them over.
This is a great technique for small people because your using your whole body and all your force. You can even start from your knees and get the same grip like this. Now bait them to come around and set your left knee the same way as before.
Now I’ll sweep her the same way you do a classic 1/2 guard roll-under sweep. One more time…from 1/2 guard or ZGuard, reverse de la riva etc..
I reach round to get the lapel grip. I can even sweep her over from here like this. But it helps if she comes out just a little bit and when she does I just fall underneath and use that momentum to sweep her over.
If you watched my Gary Berger “Scorpion Armbar” video you can even try a cool armbar like this.
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