Magic Monday is the advanced class at West Side Jiu-Jitsu. We always have a good time learning something new. It became known as "Magic Monday" for all the the sweet techniques Chris teaches. This week we went over two sweeps from De La Riva Guard. As you can see here I got some nice footage of the De La Riva to Tomoe-Nage sweep (Shown in Jiu-Jitsu University on page 169). You will notice that Blake gets into it so much he does a roll after the demonstration. That’s the spirit Blake!
What I like about this technique is it doesn’t feel like a over head sweep like the Tomoe-Nage is coming. With the left leg, in this case, wrapped around the opponents leg, it doesn’t feel like you could chuck them over you.
The other thing I like about it is it doesn’t let the opponent flail about. When you do a Balloon Sweep, sometimes people freak out and kick their legs about. This just hurts them when they strike something or fall funny. It also messes up my Balloon Sweep because I’m afraid they are going to hurt both of us. If I didn’t care about my training partner I could just send them sailing to . . . you get the idea.
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