How to Do the Tripod Sweep in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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

Tripod sweep. Tripod sweep one of my favorite sweeps. We’re gonna set it up from the open guard, spider guard. Okay I have him like so, I’m gonna let this hand go, grab his sleeve here and my now free hand will go under and grab his ankle on my left side.

My leg here will go behind his heel. Some people like to put this here I prefer it at the heel, take out the base. At this point I’m gonna hold on to his arm as I kick, him down and at this point I’ll keep pulling him and use him to get up. Tripod sweep, open guard, let that go, control his sleeve on this side, my now free hand grabs his ankle, my leg here behind his heel. All this together 1, 2, 3, 4. This is the last piece. These three are a lot more important than this.
And that’s your tripod sweep.