I’ve been working on this sweep for a few weeks now… it has been successful for me, so i thought i would pass it on. Most of you have worked on it in class. The fact is that there are alot of little details to figure out if you want it to work for you, too! The video is not exicting, at all, and i even spelled it “Kwazi” instead of “Kazi” on the intro, but the Tech Time is there!
I’ve never seen it before, never been taught it either. That being said, i can’t claim that i made it up? lol!
The Kazi Sweep is a misdirectional, combination, sweep. The only way it will work effectively, consistantly, is if you “sell” your basic Butterfly sweep. So, if i am sweeping to my right, i have to fall to my right side and sweep my arm along the mat to catch the foot. As i fall, i open the opponents guard with my left hook, which allows me to drive my right leg in to position (behind their right leg). If i fail to open the person up and get them to base out, the sweep will fail. As the opponent bases with their left hand they will be exposed to the direction change, from left side fall to left/backwards fall. As soon as they base i make a Scissor Sweep motion with my legs. I continue to extend and push them back with my left arm, left shin/knee and hips. At the moment they begin to change directions, i make sure that they can’t base out their right leg by sweeping it out with my own right leg.
1. Set up in Butterfly Guard
2. Establish left hand grip and keep right hand free
3. Drop to your side and sweep your arm to trap foot
4. Lift their base, with the “psuedo” Butterfly Hook sweep, and shoot your leg through(into a half guard position)
5. As they base, to prevent the initial sweep, pull their foot in towards your chest, push them away with your hips, knee and arm and sweep your leg back against their calf. creating a 90-180 degree spinninng motion, depending on execution, preference and situational variants, you take them over to their back or side from their “based out” postition.
Anyways, this video is a muti-view, multi-speed, demonstration of the intricacies involved. At first glance it appears to be just another butterfly guard sweep. But, as you watch the video you can notice quite a few details that make it more than “just another butterfly guard sweep”.
I will keep developing this sweep and post further techniques in the near future!