This week's foot sweep techniques are part of the GB Takedowns module with Prof. Henrique Machado
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In our first video, Prof. starts with the basic sleeve / lapel grips from which many of our takedowns start. Some throws require a specific grip which can reveal to our opponent what technique we are looking for, and giving them a chance to defend. When we can perform many throws from the exact same starting grip, our opponent has no way to guess what is coming.
Note the detail that Prof. Henrique quickly steps to the side and executes a strong forward pull to create the "kuzushi" - unbalancing needed for this forward throw. A sideways application of force from Prof. Henrique's foot on the knee completes the throw.
VIDEO 1: Knee wheel - Hiza Guruma