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When you have an opponent in your butterfly guard, you've got to sit up in order to get offensive. If your opponent manages to pin you flat on your back, you need to get your hooks underneath his hips, drive him away from you to ¡jj relieve some of his weight from your body, and then sit up. Once achieved, your best option for advancing to a more JH

dominant position is to execute a sweep. There are literally dozens of different sweeps that you can utilize from butterfly guard, but sweeps don't always work. It's beneficial to be able to escape back to your feet from whatever position O you may find yourself in, and this technique is an excellent way to accomplish that from butterfly guard. I particularly ^

like this escape for MMA because you keep one arm hooked around your opponent's body for the duration of the X

move, which greatly hinders your opponent's ability to sock you in the face as you pop back up to your feet.

I drive my right foot into Albert's left knee, forcing his leg back and collapsing his base.

I place my right foot on Albert's left knee.

I'm sitting up in the butterfly guard. I've established a left under-hook on Albert, and I'm controlling his left arm by grabbing his triceps with my right hand.

I drive my right foot into Albert's left knee, forcing his leg back and collapsing his base.

I'm sitting up in the butterfly guard. I've established a left under-hook on Albert, and I'm controlling his left arm by grabbing his triceps with my right hand.

I place my right foot on Albert's left knee.

Posting on my right hand and left foot, I pull my right leg out from underneath Albert's body and elevate my hips off the ground. It is important that you make this transition before your opponent has time to reestablish his base.

Pulling my right leg back and posting on my foot, I come up to me feet. It is important to notice that I still have my left under-hook. As long as I have that under-hook, it will be very difficult for Albert to shoot in for my legs as I make the transition.

Standing all the way up, I prepare to push Albert away from me.

Pushing Albert away with my hands, I disengage and assume my fighting stance.

Standing all the way up, I prepare to push Albert away from me.

I'm sitting up in the butterfly guard. I've established a left under-hook on Albert, and I'm controlling his left arm by grabbing his triceps with my right hand.

I'm sitting up in the butterfly guard. I've established a left under-hook on Albert, and I'm controlling his left arm by grabbing his triceps with my right hand.

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This is the first sweep that I'll utilize from the butterfly guard. All I'm doing in the photos below is sitting up, gripping my opponent's left triceps to prevent him from posting his arm, falling over to my side, and then sweeping him over to his back using my left under-hook and left butterfly hook. If you execute this sweep and your opponent counters by posting his leg on the mat, you can use his compromised positioning to sweep him over in the opposite direction using the next technique in this section. With most MMA fighters now possessing excellent sweep defense, you often need to go from one sweep to another until you manage to get one step ahead of him.

As I fall to my right side, I do several things at once. I elevate Albert's right hip using my left butterfly hook, I carry his body down with me using my left under-hook, and I use my right arm to trap his left arm to my side, which prevents him from countering the sweep by posting his left hand on the mat.

I continue to roll over to my right side, lifting Albert's hips with my left butterfly hook and pulling him over with me using my left un-der-hook.

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Still driving Albert over using my left butterfly hook and left under-hook, I push off my right leg and turn my hips over in a counterclockwise direction.
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