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Old 07-08-2010, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Favorite Sweep?

Slightly less cliche than the obligatory "what's your favorite sub" thread, but just as fun! Let's follow the same format as the submission thread. Tell us your favorite, best, and worst -- preferably with a little detail as to why.

I'll, of course, get us started.

Favorite: Pendulum/Flower Sweep, without a doubt! It feels SO awesome to pull off and it's pretty versatile. You can do it in the spur of the moment to capitalize on someone's mistake or inattention, but it's also a great way to compliment or follow up on your armbar attempts. Also goes well with gift-wrapping or any time you can secure an arm. ITZJUSTSOAWESOME!

Best: See above. Though I'm infatuated with it, as if I just learned it yesterday, the pendulum sweep has been a staple of my game for the last year or so.

Worst: Butterfly Sweep. I can land the elevator sweep (one butterfly hook) on fair occasion, but even then, not very consistently on decent people. With two hooks, I can't do crap. It's very sad. I should get to work on fixing this, considering how valuable a tool this is.

I think sweeps are cooler than subs and this topic gets me all excited. Look forward to hearing from you guys.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's mine. I even got to use it in a real life self defense situation once. Took all the fight out of the guy instantly. Poor guy knew just enough to know he was mounted.

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Here's mine. I even got to use it in a real life self defense situation once. Took all the fight out of the guy instantly. Poor guy knew just enough to know he was mounted.

I love that one too -- especially how well it combos up with kimuras and guillotines.
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I love that one too -- especially how well it combos up with kimuras and guillotines.
Exactly!

You've got your first 3 options as soon as it hits the ground.
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Mayflower/Helicopter

Use it everytime. I got my first BJJ win in a tournament with this. It's simple and effective

Best

Gotta go with the kimura sweep. If you dont have it completely right, you can just use your power to get this sweep.

Worst

I agree with the butterfly sweep. Easy to defend and I never use this.

E: I agree with you about sweeps being cooler than subs. My gameplan is always to pull guard, sweep and then finish.
( Or in tournaments L'n P)
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De la Riva, all day.
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Mayflower/Helicopter

Use it everytime. I got my first BJJ win in a tournament with this. It's simple and effective

Best

Gotta go with the kimura sweep. If you dont have it completely right, you can just use your power to get this sweep.

Worst

I agree with the butterfly sweep. Easy to defend and I never use this.

E: I agree with you about sweeps being cooler than subs. My gameplan is always to pull guard, sweep and then finish.
( Or in tournaments L'n P)
I dont' feel like the technique (butterfly sweep) is the problem, so much as my execution of it. I've had guys completely pillage my village with that move, even when I knew it was coming.

I don't know the helicopter/mayflower sweep. Could you show me a vid and/or describe it to me?

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De la Riva, all day.
I should really invest some time into learning some standing guard stuff. De la Riva stuff is very intriguing. I feel like such a badass when I've got my de la riva hooks even when I don't any sweeps from there.
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I prefer using my hips and legs more in sweeps, since my upper body strength isn't what it could be.
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That's why I love that kimura sweep. If you catch your opponent posturing/posting up you can really get your hips in to it and make it a powerslam sorta.

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I prefer using my hips and legs more in sweeps, since my upper body strength isn't what it could be.
It's quite possible that I just take what upper body strength I do have for granted, but I've always felt like most require a lot more hip+legs than arms. I use my arms mostly to block their post, but it's not like I'm turning them over like a steering wheel.

Then again... I guess with those standing guard sweeps, you're hardly using your arms at all.

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That's why I love that kimura sweep. If you catch your opponent posturing/posting up you can really get your hips in to it and make it a powerslam sorta.

....peace?
Haha, I personally feel like the best kimura sweep is an explosively violent kimura sweep.
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