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Hip Bump Sweep and Kimura from Closed Guard (Lachlan Giles)
Who is Lachlan Giles? He is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under John Simon and arguable one of the top Australian grapplers of his generation. Giles earned his distinguished reputation in prestigious tournaments such as IBJJF World No-Gi Championship, Pan Pacific Championship, Boa Super 8 and Eddie Bravo Invitational.
Giles hails from Melbourne, Australia. At a young age he was influenced by martial arts movies. He was introduced to Jiu Jitsu at the age of 15 when he saw Royce Gracie’s legendary performance at UFC 1. Lachlan began his training in Jiu Jitsu under Tyrone Crosse. It was under Tyrone’s tutelage that he progressed to purple belt. His club changed coaches and Lachlan progressed to black belt under John Simon. It is worth noting that Giles was also heavily influenced by Thiago Stefanutti. Thiago also awarded Giles the first degree on his black belt.
Lachlan Giles is an ADCC Veteran, Pan Pacific Champion and coach to one of the fastest rising starts, Craig Jones!
Lachlan has many exceptional achievements as a grappler. He is the ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials Champion in 2015 and 2017. He is the IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion and Pan Pacific No-GI Champion in 2016 and 2017. He won the UAEJJF Continental Pro Champion in 2018. Giles also took second place at the Boa Super 8 1st Edition and 2nd Edition in 2015. Lachlan took 3rd place at Eddie Bravo Invitational 5. He claimed second place at the 2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi and 3rd place at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship in 2017.
In this video Lachlan Giles explores the hip bump sweep and Kimura from closed guard. Giles starts the video that the power to break down your opponent is created by driving your heels to your butt. Often times we use squeezing our knees together in an effort to break our opponent’s posture. Lachlan clearly explains that while both methods work, driving your heels toward you butt is better mechanically. Giles states at times we cannot break our opponent’s posture. In that scenario he advocates the hip bump sweep. To execute this move he sits up and bumps his opponent with his hips. There are several other elements to this technique. Lachlan posts one leg on the mat. He swims an arm across the center line of his opponent and catches his training partner’s elbow. Giles other hand is posted on the mat. Lachlan goes give some great details on the post hand. By placing this hand closer to use we can generate more power for the sweep. However, we are less stable should our opponent drive their weight back into us. Lachlan states that it takes some trial and error to find the right distance based on your body type. If the sweep fails then Giles states it is a great time for a Kimura. He notes that it is more important to have the support arm tight than have the correct grip right away. Lachlan also states that the Kimura should be finished 90 degrees with our bottom side foot on our opponent’s back. He also encourages a thumb less grip in this instance of the Kimura.
This video is a wonderful example of Lachlan Giles’s ability to communicate technique to even novice grapplers. Like all of Giles’ instructional videos, there is a lot of detail. I know that I often gain new insights every time I re-watch one of his videos. Certainly, they have a powerful impact on anyone who makes a careful study of them. Giles’ education, the success of his students and the popularity that he has achieved are testaments to his exceptional abilities as an instructor. Certainly the Jiu Jitsu community is lucky to have him.
Come and learn one of the world’s most important guards from one of the world’s best instructors, Lachlan Giles. The head coach of Australia’s Absolute MMA, is back to show one of his best positions, the offensive half guard. He explores the techniques that he uses to win tons of tournaments at the world black belt level. Get it now from BJJ Fanatics!