The third and final variation of the lotus sweep that Andre showed us was by far my favorite in the gi. As Andre describes, he always tries to lay out a path with many options when he competes. He’ll go for A, but if that doesn’t pan out there’s always B, and of course C, and so on. The triangle that presents itself follows if the back take doesn’t pan out. Let’s say your opponent allows you to get that first hook in on the back take, but blocks the second hook. This seems like a reasonable game plan for anyone on the receiving end. The triangle is completely unexpected and comes on quickly.