Trapping the arm for sweeps

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by ambertch, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. ambertch

    ambertch Purple Belt

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    I'm having a hard time preventing my partner from posting when I execute a sweep, despite grabbing the sleeve and pinning it to my chest before executing. A lot of the time the instinct and strength put into posting just rips his arm out.

    Yeah it's a great triangle setup but I'm focusing on just completing the sweep now.

    Just wanted some advice one securing the arm and trapping it, if anyone can share tips. Thanks!
     
  2. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    If he post up then do not waste energy trying to break his posture:
    hip bump
    flower sweep
    pendulum sweep
     
  3. Fedorzilla

    Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    I think you have to mix up trapping it and sucking it in.

    If they know you're going to pull with all your might to isolate the arm, they will always be able to prevent it. But you can go either way. Basically, if I pull the arm and they resist, I just go with it and push their wrist to their hip and hit the same sweep. If I try to push the wrist into their body and they resist, I'll pull it and suck it into my chest and pull the sweep that way.
     
  4. ambertch

    ambertch Purple Belt

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    Well, I mean he manages to post out DURING the flower/pendulum sweep.
     
  5. andrehbjj

    andrehbjj Yellow Belt

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    Where are you trapping it? At the elbow or at the wrist? IMO, the wrist is no good...try the elbow.

    Here is a video I did on the subject...

    YouTube - Sweep Armlock combination
     

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