flower sweep

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  1. flikerstance

    flikerstance floridaman

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    does anyone here use this I saw it on a video didnt know how affective it was.
     
  2. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Brown Belt

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    Yes it's my best sweep by far. It's also called the pendulum sweep.
     
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    vicodin Yellow Belt

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    I use it all the time in gi... Arguably my fave.
     
  4. Yojimbo

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    wOg Burien Top Team

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    That sweep and the crossover/hip heist are definitely my favorites from the closed guard.

    There's even a nice flower sweep-like escape from the brabo choke that I saw Gustavo Machado show in a preview of his Great Escapes DVD ... The physics of the flower sweep are impeccable.
     
  6. The Colonel

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    the flower sweep aka pendulum sweep is a great sweep and it combines very well with straight armlocks as well.

    Honestly, my closed guard sweep game basically revolves around:

    hip heist/cross over sweep
    scissor sweep and its variations
    elevator sweeps
    pendulum sweep

    and that's really about it. All pretty basic stuff that I've been using for years that still gets the job done.
     
  7. davejitsu

    davejitsu Purple Belt

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    I guess Im alone on this one. I dont like the sweep, esp. the way it is showed on the video link, b/c you pass up on the armbar setup.
     
  8. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    THE PENDULUM SWEEP IS NOT THE FLOWER SWEEP!!!

    Flower sweep:

    <embed id="VideoPlayback" style="width:400px;height:326px" flashvars="" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=7890619350561598349&amp;hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="never"></embed>

    Pendulum sweep:

    <embed id="VideoPlayback" style="width:400px;height:326px" flashvars="" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-118087518420304773&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> </embed>
     
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    davejitsu Purple Belt

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    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    As you can see, they are very different sweeps. The flower sweep is like a windmill where you use misdirection and you block his side so he can't post that way. OTOH the pendulum sweep is like a pendulum and you bring him over top of his base using your leg as a counter weight, then you roll him over his missing support.
     
  11. Yojimbo

    Yojimbo Brown Belt

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    You must have figured this out since last year? In that post of yours I linked you say the pendulum is sometimes called the flower sweep.
    Cool though, better to learn the difference between the two sooner rather than later. Thanks.
     
  12. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Yes, I used to think they were the same thing, but I learned differently. I've changed a lot since last year. :)
     
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    The Pendulum movement is a big part of my guard game.
     

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