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    What is your favorite sweep and why?
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    An "Aikido Tilt" because the opponent cannot break thier fall as well because you have one of thier arms pinned against the side of thier head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    An "Aikido Tilt" because the opponent cannot break thier fall as well because you have one of thier arms pinned against the side of thier head.
    Is that like a shiho nage?

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    I like the reverse sweep. It is so easy to step a little farther back after striking your opponent to take his leg out from under him.
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    I was showing someone a sweep in a third brown technique and as I was demonstrating it, he decided to practice it at exactly the same time, in the same general area.

    We banged legs like nobody's business. A week later and my shin is still bruised and sore.

    At least I know we were doing it with intention. Ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcatbonz
    Is that like a shiho nage?
    Yes. Just continue with the rotation and drive your leg back through thiers. It's great! They end up almost horizontal in the air before crashing down to the ground! Like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football while Lucy holds it. ROFL. I've just gotten used to calling it an "Aikido Tilt" due to the origin and position of the body with the sweep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amylong
    I was showing someone a sweep in a third brown technique and as I was demonstrating it, he decided to practice it at exactly the same time, in the same general area.

    We banged legs like nobody's business. A week later and my shin is still bruised and sore.

    At least I know we were doing it with intention. Ugh.

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    I'd have to say my favorite is what we refer to as a "rear sliding-leg sweep" (the one from Tripping Arrow). I like this one because it's very versatile, it can be added to a variety of techniques. It also leaves you in a great position for kicks and knee-drops once your opponent is on the ground.
    A couple of the variations that I like (compared to the way we do it in the technique) are to do a "choke-slam" where you use a web-hand to the throat instead of a palm heel to the chin/jaw. I also like a forearm strike to the throat as you sweep. If you "pop" your leg a little as you strike the face or throat, their head will hit the ground before the rest of their body...nasty
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    I can't really recall the proper name for it but its a knifehand to the throat or chest while simultaneously executing a low round kick to the back of the legs. Nothing too fancy but it gets the job done.

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