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: Hip Bump Sweep

The Hip Bump Sweep is a foundational technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) falling under the category of throws and sweeps. It is a move that exerts minimal energy but delivers a potent offence, efficiently breaking the opponent's balance to facilitate a seamless top position transition.

Establish Your Base

Start from a sitting position, with your opponent on their knees. Root your arm on the same side as your raised leg to the mat. This positioning assists in creating the necessary base and balance.

Engage the Hip Bump

With your base established, lean toward the anchored arm, elevate your hip and swiftly swivel it toward your opponent—with the purpose to bump into them, thereby off balancing and sweeping them over.

How To Defend

Effective defense against the Hip Bump Sweep involves maintaining a strong, grounded base. While also emphasizing on proactive hand placement, angling away from the sweep, thus creating a tough angle for the sweep to execute.

How To Counter

The counter to a Hip Bump Sweep lies in recognizing the incoming move and swiftly transitioning to a posted hand position. This move enables you to maintain balance, nullifying the attempt of your opponent.

When To Use

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, the Hip Bump Sweep is a go-to move when you are in the offensive closed guard position. This technique is invaluable when looking to aggressively switch from a defensive position to a dominant mount or when the opponent is overly defensive.

Bear in mind, continuing to drill the Hip Bump Sweep with emphasis on the timing and correct hip placement is pivotal. Perfecting this simple yet effective move can add a dynamic element to your BJJ game.

Conclusively, the Hip Bump Sweep is a beautifully efficient and straightforward technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, proving to be a vital tool in the arsenal of groundwork tacticians.

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