Background: I am a teenage white-belt 2nd stripe training in BJJ for almost a year now. I feel like I have some fundamental errors in my overall game and am seeking to remedy them.
Question: One of the most commonly taught sweeps to beginner is the scissor sweep from closed guard. One of the most common mistakes that coaches point out is this:
Hey man, you aren't facilitating the sweep with your hips, you're just muscling through the whole thing.
The fact of the matter is that I don't know how to generate strength with my hips. This applies to a broad spectrum of techniques, from controlling my opponent to using my hips to try and sweep them instead of strength (Mind you I am ~127 lbs, so I lack in that department as well).
How can one effectively use their hips to generate strength for any given technique that requires it (not including bridging unless there is some concept in there)?
Research I Have Done
I have looked around Google for this problem, but I have mostly found drills for shrimping and whatnot. That's why I came here.
I was able to get in contact with my coach at today's class (I don't have a phone). When I presented him the question, he mentioned that "generating strength with hips" is actually creating an angle and using that to upset your opponent's center of gravity (base) in order to facilitate a sweep with minimal effort. This certainly was useful during the training session, although I would still like more feedback for this answer so that I can see the other perspectives that practitioners have on this topic.