Another excerpt from http://www.grapplearts.com/biggerstronger Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting teach you the tricks, techniques, strategies and tactics to defeat a bigger, stronger opponent using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Emily Kwok and the founder of Grapplearts Stephan Kesting teach you the tricks, techniques, strategies and tactics to defeat a bigger, stronger opponent using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. An excerpt from 5 DVD set found in http://www.grapplearts.com/biggerstronger/
Marcelo Garcia shares some modifications that you can make to your butterfly guard if you find yourself getting beaten by stronger or more aggresive players. Sometimes setting your feet on the mat can create problems when your opponent charges in with a lot of speed and power and you can't react fast enough. In this series, Marcel shows how he adapts to this situation by putting his feet up to the hips to control space, and then forcing his opponent to post his arm. Depending on what happens next, you can move to Oma Plata or a hook sweep to the other side.
Ricardo De La Riva shows us how he sets up a basic DLR sweep from guard. Notice how he moves his hips outside of his opponents leg to make room for him to slide in the DLR hook. If you don't make space by moving your hips you may not be able to get the hook set properly. It's important to get the push/pull timing down so make sure to practice plenty of reps. The DLR guard in general relies on a lot of precise positioning and timing, if you are forcing the sweep something isn't right.
One common defense against DLR sweep V 2.0 is for your opponent to move forward and stuff the sweep. Watch how De La Riva brings his hook back and comes across his opponents hips to finish the sweep to the opposite side. Try drilling the first sweep and this one together till it becomes smooth.
Ricardo De La Riva shares the details on one of his sweeps from the DLR guard. In this sweep make sure when you trap the angle you keep his knee from turning to the outside. If you have trouble clearing the body, use the second variation where you step on your opponents shoulder. Obviously, the sleeve grip is absolutely critical to keep while executing this sweep.
Ricardo De La Riva shows us a nice reverse hook sweep using the standard DLR as a setup but sweeping with the opposite hook. This set up is a little different because you are using the same side sleeve grips. Your second hook comes in over the top of the arm and then under the hamstring. Off balance your opponent and then make space for the sweep by scooting your hips away. Finish in side control.