While down at Leo’s gym, I taught him and his student Ralph a lesson that revolved around half guard and butterfly guard when they’ve got the underhook on you. Rather than struggling to get it back, we worked on what you can do while keeping the overhook.
– Being flattened out by the underhook and crossface in half guard and switching to half butterfly (one hook) then full butterfly guard.
– Half butterfly guard sweep by underhooking the leg when they bring it too high (+ bonus switch to x-guard.)
– 90 degree hook sweep from butterfly guard with overhook.
– Switching from the hook sweep to the underhooking leg sweep (same as before) when they post their leg to defend.