Today we bring you a quick technique lesson from Bruno Bastos. Aided by his student Cássio, he teaches a hook sweep starting from the half-guard.
“Your opponent has the underhook and controls your head. I’ll block this arm. Hand on the belt. Now I use my foot on the mat, I hip-escape, I get the hook in. Once I get the hook in, I sit, I grab the elbow and close everything up. Now I just have to lean on my shoulder, on my side, raising him to land on top.
“I’ve blocked; grip; I hip-escape; I make the hook; I sit; on the side; and the hook sweep.”