BONUS: Mind Blown Scissor Sweep Q&A

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  1. Andrew W April 5, 2017 at 6:27 am

    This is truly magic!

  2. Matt M April 5, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I know this might be timing, but what do you do when your opponent sprawls and they change the leverage you have to sweep them? Are you still able to sweep them or do you recover the guard?

    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Yeah if they sprawl, usually just go back to closed guard, there are also some attacks you can start to transition into.

  3. Mustafa A April 5, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    These Q&A’s are absolutely phenomenal, you should do them for every move.

    And just to reiterate, is this picture correct in that the force you apply is in the direction of the blue arrow?

    http://imgur.com/a/qBlEe

    Thanks again

    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Yes exactly Mustafa!

      • Mustafa A April 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        Thanks for the response.

        Another question, you say how you need the ankle to be connected to the hip, but what about the rest of the shin? Does that need to be connected to the opponents waist line or can there be a little gap?

        • Henry A June 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm

          Can be a gap but you want the shin all the way across so the ankle is connected to the hip

  4. Jeffrey S April 5, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks Henry, I was literally going to ask if you could elaborate more on this sweep☺️☺️☺️

  5. Charles F April 5, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Is this the way GM Helio did his Scissor Sweep. Or, is this a Rickson innovation?

    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      This is me taking details of what Rickson showed me and playing with angles and different ways of applying pressure until I figured out how to make it feel effortless without having to load my opponent. Some common sense helped too after thinking through the mechanics of what I was trying to achieve.

  6. Andy P April 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    This one detail… pushing through the hip… this one detail was worth the entire course! Thanks Henry!

    • Henry A April 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Hahahaha, it’s like magic right!

  7. Alexis d April 7, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I agree with Mustafa, the Q&A’s is even better that the video itself. Thanks you!
    We need more Q&A’s.

    Another thing that could be great is some video footage of you rolling. I think we can learn a lot watching you applying all the techniques live.
    It’s good to have all the techniques one by one but it could be very interesting to see everything combined.

  8. John Taylor November 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Totally Sick Professor!🤙🏻.The Second guy you showed it to that was paired off with Steve Austin (I think his name is 🤔) Royce Gracie BB 🥋. Really! Need’s to be washing his Gi on a regular basis! ESPECIALLY when someone of Henry’s Statis come’s to town! Thing was ‘Fithy’. No need my man! 😕….

  9. Davin T January 31, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Prof drops the mike at 7:14 … SICK!

  10. dirk B April 7, 2020 at 1:50 am

    With a masters in mechanical engineering (just so you understand from what perspective I’m looking at this) it’s a joy to see how fundamentally perfect the applied forces vs turning point are. Somebody could to do an PhD on leverage to showcase the efficiency and effectiveness of Henry’s HJJ.

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