The follow up technique should come immediately after the opponent's balance has been upset or broken. For this to happen, it is necessary to recover and control one's own balance during the sweep, so that it is possible to stay away from the opponent's counter attack and set up an effective position for an attack, particularly proper distance and angle.
It is possible to incorporate throws from Judo and joint manipulating techniques from Aikido and Jujitsu in self defense situations. However, since Taekwondo stresses kicking and punching, it is characteristic to always deliver at least one kick or punch to break the opponent's posture before applying the throw, which is then followed with a finishing blow.
When leg sweeps are done properly they are very effective, not only because they effectively set up scoring techniques, but because of their demoralizing effective on the opponent.
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