Basic Jiu Jitsu Curriculum – Lesson 8b – The Elevator Sweep

The Elevator Sweep Overview

If you can't stay on the mount, fight from the guard. From there make sure to block the punches and try to upgrade your position or submit them. When a big BG is in your guard, they might think they can crush you by driving their weight on top of you. This gives you a chance to use the elevator sweep.

Standard Variation

  1. 1
    BG drives forward and posts his leg up and out to the side with his other knee on the ground.
  2. 2
    Uncross your legs and pivot your leg on his thigh as you SHRIMP STRONG out that way (scoot twice if you need to!).
  3. 3
    Circle your foot around and hook.
  4. 4
    Trap his opposite arm. Your near arm goes under his armpit.
  5. 5
    Reach for the sky to pull his weight up, lift, bottom leg chops, and sweep him over.