Gi class and training on Saturday afternoon at BJJ United. The one time in the week that I can make it there while the sun is still up. Here are some clips from that training session. Click “like” on it if you want to see more of those:
The video actually shows Jared pulling off a variation of a technique he taught in class: a sweep from the sit-up guard. Surprisingly, I couldn’t find any good YouTube videos showing a similar sweep from this position. I find that good de la riva guard players like to sit up into this guard and look for sweeps by driving forward or knocking my back foot out. Jared showed a powerful grip variation that worked well. Here’s a random descent video of another sweep from this position:
I never liked playing the “sit-up” guard for the same reason I don’t like playing the one-legged x-guard as I feel like I lack control of the opponent. Of course, with the grip Jared showed there’s more than enough control but it’s a fight to get that grip. I also don’t like going against this guard as it’s risky if the opponent is quick. I put pressure and look for knee cut pass with the sleeve grip, but that’s doesn’t always work.