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THE MERGE: Butterfly Hook Sweep Defense - Head Post Defense

bjj | 11/02/2020

Michael breaks down one of his advanced butterfly hook sweep defenses. This technique is often used as a last resort if your opponent is able to solidify a strong hook sweep position, trap your arm post, and all of your first lines of defense have failed.

EDITORS NOTE: This is an advanced technique Michael has drilled and executed for many years. If this is not done properly this can possibly lead to a neck injury. Please watch the video carefully to hear the steps Michael takes to protect his neck while performing this technique and what drills you can begin with before trying this in real time.

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About Michael Trasso:

Michael’s journey on the mats began in 1995, training Jiu Jitsu at just five years old. Throughout the next decade, he picked up wrestling and would become one of the world’s most accomplished adolescent Jiu Jitsu competitors. In 2008, Michael was recruited to wrestle for Rhode Island College. In 2011, Michael was nationally ranked #9 and in 2012, attained his 100th collegiate victory. In 2016, Michael began training in San Diego where he received some of his most notable awards in adult Jiu Jitsu competition to include earning his spot on FloGrappling’s “Top 20 No Gi Adult Black Belt Middleweights in the World” ranking in 2018 and 2019.