This free Gameness instructional video begins with your opponent in your butterfly guard. While the start of the technique looks much like the previous, armdrag, video, instead of taking your opponent’s back with this move, you will sweep him/her to end up in full mount.
Caio Terra is wearing his Gameness competition, Elite gi in this video, and his training partner is wearing a Limited Edition Gameness XT gi.
While in butterfly guard, if trying to achieve an armdrag on your opponent, many times they will posture up and not allow you to complete the technique. If he/she postures up strongly, many times their arm will also be very difficult to control and bring down into the proper position for the armdrag. To begin the sweep from this position, switch your foot placement from a butterfly, to pushing your foot into the inside of your opponent’s knee.
With your foot in this position, use your opponent’s own strength in pulling back to pull yourself forward and close the distance between yourself and your opponent. When you get close to your opponent, reach your free arm around his/her back with a strong grip. While it is not mandatory to complete the technique, it will increase your control is you are able to grip your opponent’s belt at this time.
Pop your hips out to the side, and begin to roll to the same side that you’ve shifted. This should also be the side that you have controlled your opponent’s back or belt. When you hit the mat with your side, use the foot hooked under your opponent to flip him/her onto their back. At this point, you can transfer your weight onto your knees and sit forward to get into a secure, full-mount position and begin looking for submissions.