i dont know if this particular topic has been covered... oh well.
to all you groundfighters,
you fight the way you train.
so, if you train takedowns, mounts, etc., when you get into a real fight, more than likely you will 'shoot'.
i am sure many will say that they would not do this, and would strike instead. that is not my point. this is.
saying you take him down, there is very simple tactic on the street that is used to reverse a losing position...biting your ear off.
i personally know of three people who have had their ears bitten off, well pieces of them, at least. one was real bad, half his ear was taken off, and later reattached. but trust me, it aint the same.
this is a specific danger with long lasting consequences.
my question is do you train to deal with that potential?
in poekulan, we are taught as well to avoid our opponent's mouth, as it is considered a weapon. we actually do 'bite checks'with some movements. and some poekulan people also grow their nails out and use them as makeshift claws( watch out for your eyes). these two weapons can be a hazard, even if you win you could be scarred or damaged for life. once i even heard about a guy who got his nose bitten off, now that is nasty. dont know if its true, but i am sure it has been done more than once before.
just a thought...
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Trying to bite someone who's mounted on top of you is a good way to get elbowed, punched or a limb broken.
Now imagine your pain is a white ball of healing light, that's right, your pain, the pain itself is a white ball of healing light....... I don't think so!
If someone bit me, I'd shank him until his grandkids bled to death. Then I'd choke him out.
"That baby better watch his mouth. I rape kids like him as part of my warm-up for raping teenagers, grown men, and eventually charging rhinos." - Boyd
No you wouldn't Deus, the mighty BITE would completely take you off the planet! You wouldn't even be able to control your body under the power of the deadly bite.
*Wanders off to train the deadly BITE! And solve all his self-defence problems*
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hey SLJ you should file your teeth so it is pointed like jaw. It would even freak Abbott Tank out enough to allows you win by scaring him to death!
It is a rat eat rat world.
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From what position exactly do you propose to bit the ear? And what does that achieve other than freaking the other guy out?
Eyegouging with long fingernails would probably suck, but in a good solid mount, you're not likely to reach you opponent's eyes anyway. Sidemount sounds slightly more realistic...
You may be KOed by the time you reach the floor. If not they'd be working for a position/punching you...and you'd have your motuh wide open...
But there's a possibility that you may be able to bite if you're on TOP (maybe the bottom), which is why grapplers would be "better" at biting than the average MAist - they'd be incontrol for the most part.
Biting somebody when you're mounting them isn't necessarily that difficult I shouldn't think.
Do you think if that was no rules he would've been able to bite him? <img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
"If you don't know how to Grapple/Wrestle you don't know how to fight, that's the prerequisite to fighting" - David Tank Abbott.
The teeth of my opponent will impact my fist or elbow with deadly results.
In a street fight, I'm not going to try submitting an opponent unless:
(1) I'm in side control and my opponent has really pissed me off
(2) My opponent gives me a back mount by rolling from mount. RNC after a few shots to the back of the head
(3) Through some miracle, my opponent manages to get into my guard. Armbar/Kimura/Modified Sleeve Choke or T-Shirt choke.
I don't train specifically for the possibility of being bitten from mount, although I'm almost always far enough away from the head to avoid it.
Edited by - NSLightsOut on July 30 2003 23:00:13
It is possible for someone to bite you in a fight.
The trick is to bite them first :)