This weeks technique is a hook sweep from the butterfly guard. This specific version of the hook sweep requires an over/under hook lock up. This version of the hook sweep does not work as well against good wrestlers because it is extremely difficult to get and, keep your, under hook. We will post the hook sweep that does not require an under hook at a later date.
Key Points to Remember:
- Make certain you grab the shoulder and not the lat muscle when getting your under hook. If you grab the lat your opponent will be able to smash your under hook and break your control. When you grab the shoulder and lift your under hook arm you take away all of your opponents leverage.
- Once you have the under hook and over hook keep your upper body tight to your opponents. If you give your opponent space they will be able to get their over hooked arm inside and push you away.
- Make certain you fall to your side when you sweep. DO NOT fall back or diagonal. If you do not fall to your side your opponent will flatten you and stuff your sweep.
- As you send your leg through as you fall sideways you need to post on your toes. This allows you to turn your hips over and it gives you better leverage to get your hips high in the air.