Who is Sam Van Bellingen?
Sam van Bellingen is a brown belt under Stark Stockholm and the owner of weared, an online store for exclusive sneakers. He plays hook guard as his primary guard and has used it to sweep some absolute monsters.
What is the hook guard?
The hook guard refers to a guard where you hook the inside of your opponents tights with a the top of your feet and your shins. It's also commonly referred to as the butterfly guard.
What is the hook guard good for?
Hook guards are usually used to sweep your opponents, or to enter leg entanglements. for a long time it disappeared from the meta, even tho Marcelo Garcia had been so succsfull with it. recently Adam Wardzinski popularized it again.
Videos (in Dutch)
How to make strong hooks & get good grips
Basic Hook Sweep
Shoulder Crunch Sweep from Hook Guard
Straight Armbar from the shoulder Crunch
Entering Single Leg X, Toeholds, Kneebars, Straight Ankle Locks and more!
00:00 – Intro Hook Guard Entry To Sing Leg X
05:19 – Toehold & Sweep from The Hook Guard
12:11 – Toehold & Sweep: Troubleshooting
13:40 – Toehold Finishing Mechanics
18:04 – Toehold Transition To Kneebar
23:22 – Straight Ankle Lock