How to Do the Elevator Sweep in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Learn how to do the elevator sweep from Alliance MMA black belt Babs Olusanmokun in this Howcast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu video.

Alright guys. I’m going to show you the Elevator Sweep. In jujitsu, it’s a little spectacular, but it’s not as difficult as you would think. So I’m playing open guard. Okay? Spider guard. I’m going to take my leg off the bicep here, and I’m going to place it on the hip. So now I have both my feet on his hips. If I was not ready to sweep Max here, I’ll never have both legs on the hip. If your legs hang out, like so, for five seconds, Max already goes. He’s going to back up, and he’s going to pass. So it’s very important that when I get here, I’m already doing the work. Open guard. Foot on the hip. Hips under. Big mistake with this move. People try and pull the guy. You’re not going to be strong enough. It’s not power. It’s about me lining my hips up with his, meaning getting my hips under my opponent.

So once my foot gets here, and I have both feet there, look. I just hop. I hop my hips. I straighten my legs. Look. He just comes up. Alright? I barely feel his weight. At this point his head is lined up with mine. I push his hands in. I roll over my shoulder. Never directly over my neck. You could get hurt. Roll over your shoulder, and you’re going to land in the mount.