Butterfly guard

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  1. Hit-or-be-hit Green Belt

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    what are good moves to go for from the butterfly guard?
    what stuff do u like to do from that position?
     
  2. Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    sweep or kneebar.

    usually just sweeps.
     
  3. Slinger White Belt

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    Yeah it keeps their base way off. Simple elevator sweep is high %.
     
  4. mfgillia Purple Belt

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    Yep, the elevator/basic butterfly sweeps plus arm drag whenever they grab your legs (and they will grab your legs after a couple sweeps) usually works well up to purple belts. Also good for spazzes that rush in on you like a bull in a china shop - can get some seriously high sweeps with that much force coming forward.
     
  5. Shemhazai Black Belt

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    I'm currently looking to develop an effective no gi butterfly guard. Here are some things I'm trying to incorporate into my game:

    General principles:

    - Always look to either arm-drag or get underhook(s).
    - Transition to X-guard whenever possible

    Attacks:

    From the arm-drag: Take the back, brabo choke or reverse butterfly sweep.
    From the underhook: Attempt standard butterfly sweep (initiating a chain of attacks)
    From double underhooks: Rock up, preferably to establish X-guard
    Misc: Attack with guillotine (head-only), sweep to guillotine side and follow into mount
    Sit up and shoot for double if opponent has his weight too far back

    Some re-counters:

    - Opponent blocks standard butterfly sweep by posting leg --> Underhook leg and get X-guard, grab same-side wrist and push hand through to trip while continuing sweep, or attempt reverse butterfly sweep
    - Opponent 'supermans' and posts with hands to block reverse butterfly sweep --> Establish X-guard
    - Opponent counters guillotine by passing the guard --> Keep control of his neck and chin, 'swim' with other hand and roll him into a N/S choke
    - Opponent counters the X-guard by removing or blocking your top hook (at the groin) --> Move the hook down to his instep and sweep him with a banana peel

    I'm a n00b, so these are just some options, but I recommend Stephan Kesting's Dynamic Guard DVDs - they've improved my understanding of the butterfly guard a lot.
     
  6. I find people seem to defend double underhooks like a bastard but seem perfectly willing to give to give you an overhook. Given that I tend to work straight from the underhook.
     
  7. K20A2_S White Belt

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    I use BG mainly for arm drags to take the back, and sweeps.
     
  9. Evaristo Medrano Amateur Fighter

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    Sweeps ! I <3 Sweeps
     

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