Ever since I've been in judo, kanibasami (the crab-claw sweep) has been illegal. We'd always been explained to that it was dangerous but we figured because it tends to smack uke's head against the mat so hard. We always joked that they banned kanibasami to stop sensei Mac McNease from throwing it so viciously and so successfully against so many competitors.
I'd never seen this clip of Yamashita getting his left knee broken by Endo with kanibasami, immediately after which the technique was banned in competition.
Yasuhiro Yamashita (JPN) - Sumio Endo (JPN) [Open]
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