Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by flikerstance, May 28, 2008.
does anyone here use this I saw it on a video didnt know how affective it was.
Yes it's my best sweep by far. It's also called the pendulum sweep.
I use it all the time in gi... Arguably my fave.
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.
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
and that's really about it. All pretty basic stuff that I've been using for years that still gets the job done.
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.
THE PENDULUM SWEEP IS NOT THE FLOWER SWEEP!!!
<embed id="VideoPlayback" style="width:400px;height:326px" flashvars="" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=7890619350561598349&hl=en" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="never"></embed>
<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>
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.
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.
Yes, I used to think they were the same thing, but I learned differently. I've changed a lot since last year.
The Pendulum movement is a big part of my guard game.
Separate names with a comma.