Sweep, footwork technique where one leg moves in horizontally in an arc.
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
Sweep counterclockwise with the right leg (or clockwise with the left) with the leg in front.
Sweep with the leg in back.
Sweep clockwise with the right leg (or counterclockwise with the left) with the leg in front.
Sweep on the knee of the non-sweeping leg.
No Hand Sweep
See knee rock.