The 2010 Pan Am Sweep

One of the techniques that was brought back from the 2010 Pan Am was a sweep.  I don’t have a name for it so I’m calling it the 2010 Pan Am Sweep.

2010 Pan Am Sweep Part 1
2010 Pan Am Sweep Part 2

Here it is demonstrated by Miles (who competed in the Pan Am) and Chris.  Like I always say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  I’m not sure what is ever "new" in BJJ.  I think a lot is rediscovered.  What ever the case it is new to me.  Techniques continues to evolve and revolve in BJJ.  Going to a big tournament like the Pan Am gives you exposure to it all.

One of the things I like about this sweep is soliciting the reaction you want.  When the arm is pushed down and the leg pushes you toward your trapped arm you feel like your base is gone.  You push back against the leg and add force to the sweep.  This is another fine example of  BJJ’s principal of using technique not muscle and of using your opponents force against him.

I also might point out this is a Half Guard Sweep.  I think it might come in handy if I fail a Spider Guard Sweep.  I’ll have to experiment with it.

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