Today I have the pleasure of being here with Chris Haueter in his school; it is one of the coolest bjj places I have ever been in my life. Chris is also an artist and he decorated the place so you can see it in the video below. Chris is one of the first 12 people to ever get the black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who is not Brazilian. Chris got his black belt in 1996, to put this into perspective; I started Jiu Jitsu in 2001! Chris had been a black belt for 5 years before I ever even started bjj! Crazy guys, Chris has so much knowledge on bjj and today he is going to show us one of his favorite sweeps from the closed guard, it is a variation of the scissor sweep! Watch the video below and then I will breakdown.
Breakdown Of Chris Haueter’’s Scissor Sweep Hack:
Guys this is really cool because he is showing us a new way to do a very old school move. The scissor sweep is one of the oldest moves in Jiu Jitsu, this was a famous move that even Helio Gracie used. Chris adds a lot of unique details.
Most people that do the scissor sweep use the collar and sleeve like I mentioned in the video but these grips are not as powerful to control your opponent’s arm, using this 2 on 1 grip makes it very easy to sweep your opponent. Chris also threatens other attacks so if the scissor sweep did not work he could go to the arm lock or the triangle.
This is what I love about bjj, there are so many ways to do the same techniques, anyways guys I hope you like this position and use it! Also, check out my Free E-Book if you have not already, there are a lot of tips for training that can help you!
Chris has a DVD out right now called “Old School Efficient Bjj.” It is a super good DVD check it out below!