Scissor Sweep Q&A

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  1. Kenneth C June 1, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I need to get my timing better on this. When I try this from closed guard my opponent likes to hop over the bottom leg, and I will have to reset again. I love this sweep!!

    • Henry A June 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Knowing when to use it is huge, I don’t just try it out of nowhere, it usually comes off a set up, which there are many

  2. Patrick J June 6, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    If you engage your energy into the hip with your ankle and ALSO engage into the opponent’s leg with your bottom calf/heel (pinching), the opponent should be unbalanced enough to make jumping over very difficult and, in fact, the opponent trying to do so, should make sweeping easier. Stated another way, when entering into the position, don’t be slack before engaging. This slack is what gives the opponent a chance to move; in this case, hop over your leg.

    • jesper s June 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Slack is like cancer for jiu jitsu!
      It should be called “anti-Connection”

  3. Reinhardt G June 11, 2017 at 4:53 am

    I love the expression on people’s faces in this one. People couldn’t believe it!

    • Henry A June 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      Yeah, you gotta feel it to believe it.

  4. Jonathan H September 11, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Really love the refinements here. I’ve been doing this move for a long time and what you just showed completely transformed the move. Thank you.

  5. Joshua M February 14, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Ah ha, light bulb just came on…..loving that detail….spinning or corkscrewing thru hips versus just kicking open
    Thank you!

  6. John Taylor April 27, 2018 at 1:45 am

    ‘It’s like magic” Henry – “It IS Magic” Taa Daa! And for my next trick 👉 Lol 🤣….

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