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Stop Pressure Passing In It's Tracks With Jay Wadsworth
"Old Guy" Stops Pressure Passing In Its Tracks! (Scissor Sweep by Jay Wadsworth)
Jay Wadsworth is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor and an urban cop in western New York. He is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt representing BJJ Revolution Team (Julio “Foca” Fernandez). Jay Wadsworth is an active BJJ Competitor with awards including: 2016 Underground Series Black Belt Champion, 2015 NYS Hayastan Grappling Absolute Light and Heavy weight Champion, 2014 IBJJF Toronto Gold medalist (Brown Belt), 2014 IBJJF Boston Bronze medalist(Brown Belt), 2014 Naga Michigan Silver medalist(Brown Belt) and more. Jay is a veteran of 13 combined pro and amateur MMA fights earning a 7 - 6 record with two Championship titles. Jay is also a Law Enforcement Professional specializing in Defensive Tactics and SWAT (Assistant Team Leader) and a Combatives instructor at NYTOA and TacOps East.
Jay's 92 Double Sleeve Guard is a great attacking guard position for triangle chokes, arm bars, omoplatas and sweeps.
Today Jay Wadsworth is going to demonstrate the scissor sweep. The scissor sweep is a great way to stop pressure passing. Jay demonstrates this from his 92 double sleeve guard. Watch the video below and then we will break down Jay’s technique. Check it out now!
Jay starts from his patented 92 double sleeve guard, which in essence is a modified double sleeve grip with your feet controlling your opponent’s hips. From here Jay starts to work his scissor sweep. To hit the sweep, Jay uses a push pull method and then kicks out the knee. In most cases when you sweep your opponent he is going to turn and try to come back up into you, which would make it very difficult for you as you would likely end up on the bottom. If your training partner has good grips or is very explosive you may just have to settle for knee on belly, rather than taking the back or going for an arm bar. Knowing that Jay Windshield wipers on his way up. As he comes up in the scissor sweep he puts his foot on the mat, pull his training partners arm and ends on a knee on belly position. From here Jay prefers to keep the cross grip and the grip on the back of his training partner’s collar. Make sure to extend your back foot out to stabilizing your base on the knee on belly. If you can start turning your training partner away from you then you also open him up to potential back takes.
This is a really cool scissor sweep. What I like the most about this one is the position that your training partner ends up in. It really exposes him to a multitude of submissions if he does not move, and at best a scramble for some type of re-positioning. Jay’s 92 double sleeve guard is a great starting point for the scissor sweep too. The things you want to keep in mind for this one is the push pull mechanism on your opponent’s arm while you kick out his knee. Practice this slow until you get the feel for your training partner’s balance and weight distribution. When you do this sweep properly it should feel effortless. So make sure your technique is right, and you will have a very powerful sweep in your arsenal. Thanks for sharing this technique Jay!