We have been working the hook flip this week. For the longest time I had always felt that the hook flip was a staple in our training. The ability to lift and sweep a person still inspires me today.
I love to sweep!! For me, sweeping a guy is better than a tap. At least at this point in my training. I personally don't mind giving up a tap in training to pull off a sweep I might be working. The feeling of off balancing your guy, feeling the sudden weight shift, seeing the look in their eyes as they realize the mistake they made. Priceless!
I realize Jiujitsu is about the tap. The newer guys especially, really want the submission. Don't get me wrong, so do I, but the sweep is where it is for me. Taking a larger and stronger opponent, and forcing them on to there back at times with little effort. It still amazes me today.
I think we were known for awhile as the school that would hook flip you. Alvis really focused on the application