Butterfly Guard transition: Ashi Garami to Heel hook

This is one of my favorite transitions to mess around with.

Butterfly and seated guard offer a lot of options against an opponent trying to crowd your hips. I can elevate and preserve my hip movement with relative ease.

When I cut the angle through to get a bit on the ashi or single leg X, I focus on clamping my legs as high as possible to control my opponent’s hips and dominate the knee line.

The heel hook finish is one of many options from the single leg X position, but an effective one nonetheless.

Thanks for watching.


Video courtesy of Ben Mackenzie


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