TBJJ Technique Feature- May 2009
BJJ Black Belt and TBJJ Team member Kenric Toliver will be teaching two techniques in this month's techniques link showing a Cross Guard sweep and a Cross Guard Omoplata sweep. Kenric has been training BJJ for over 10 years and is part of The TBJJ Instructor's team. In this techniques feature he will be showing the techniques with the assistance of felow TBJJ Teammate and BJJ Purple Belt Russell Cantorna.
TBJJ Black Belt- Kenric Toliver
CROSS GUARD SWEEP
Kenric starts with the cross control using his left arm to control
Kenric then starts opening his legs, moving his hips to the left
side, putting the pressure behind Russell's shoulder and bringing
his arms behind Russell's left leg.
Russell is going to start feeling off balance, bringing his elbow
inside and his weight to his left side.
Kenric is going to take advantage of Russell's pressure to the side
and is going to start shooting his hips up, bringing his left leg over
Continuing the motion Kenric is going to land with both knees
on the mat still with the same grip on the arms and legs he had
As soon as he completes the landing Kenric is going to pop his
head up and post his left leg on the mat.
Finishing the sweep he is going to let go off Russell's arm and
start turning towards Russell's legs to secure the side control.
CROSS GUARD OMOPLATA SWEEP
Kenric starts with the cross control using his left arm
to control Russell's arm.
Russell is going to start posting his leg to stand up so Kenric starts
hooking Russell's leg with his right arm.
Continuing the motion Russell starts to stand up and Kenric is
going to use his left hand and bring Russell's arm close to his
After Kenric secures Russell's arm with his right hand he is
going to start opening his guard and move his hips outside.
Continuing the movement Kenric is going to shoot his hips up
and lock his legs behind Russell's shoulder.
In continuation to the movement Kenric is going to keep
controlling Russell's arm and will start turning his stomach to the
towards his left side.
Completing the sweep Kenric is going to start getting on his knees
with Russell's leg trapped.
In continuation he is going to bring his head up and post his left leg.
After he finalizes the sweep he is going to let go off Russell's leg
and he is going to start moving his arm across Russell's body and
start sitting on the mat and securing the side control.