Sweeps by Karim .

Sweep, footwork technique where one leg moves in horizontally in an arc.

  1. History
  2. References


The sweep entered breaking in the early-to-mid 1970s, possibly with the helicopter. The move may have been influenced by kung fu movies . Buck 4 and Kuriaki had a routine with sweep combos in the early 1980s . Sweeps and hooks were further developed in Europe in the 1980s and 1990s (e.g. by members of Aktuel Force, Battle Squad, and Throwdown Rockers) .

Several drops also contain a sweep.

List of Sweeps

Front Sweep

Sweep counterclockwise with the right leg (or clockwise with the left) with the leg in front.

Back Sweep

Sweep with the leg in back.

Inside Sweep

Sweep clockwise with the right leg (or counterclockwise with the left) with the leg in front.

Knee Sweep

Sweep on the knee of the non-sweeping leg.

No Hand Sweep

See knee rock.