Thread: Ear Slap as takedown defence
8/19/2012 12:23pm, #41
A lot of good advice. To answer your question the ear slap works but I know how to do it because I have other techniques to fall back on.
8/19/2012 12:58pm, #42
To echo what someone else already said, you don't have to train purely for self defense reasons.
I will tell you I for one don't care at all about the subject of self defense. Seriously I will be 33 in a few days and have never found myself in a fight that I full will knew that I couldn't have just walked away from. I have never been mugged or accosted. I have never been in a situation that would require me to throw down. I know that the odds are I never will be.
To the point I train at a gym that focuses on the sport aspect of BJJ.
I train because I get fat if I don't. I train because I want to live a long healthy productive life. More then any other point I train because it is actually really really fun. By far the best hobby I have ever undertaken and I have a 20 x 10 storage unit full of other hobby crap.
8/19/2012 4:12pm, #43
There may be necessity for a sticky to which n00bs can be directed on this topic. Every so often (far too often) somebody, who has never had to deal with an actual takedown-attempt, asks why "just stepping aside/kneeing/chopping the shoulders/whatever" wouldn't deal with takedowns. How much bandwidth do we need to waste? A takedown-defense sticky may reduce the waste.
8/19/2012 4:45pm, #44
Just to be clear "armchair" is closer to "hindsight is 20/20" and no one has done that in this thread
Anyway go train. That's the only way to stop the hypotheticals you have picked up from the internet and reading fight manuals. I know people that train 1-2 a week for fun.
8/19/2012 5:04pm, #45
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8/19/2012 8:54pm, #46Shut the hell up and train.
8/19/2012 10:35pm, #47
And it's not like sprawling STOPS you from kneeing a dude in the head. You can still do such a thing afterwards, once you've secured his head into a knee-friendly position.The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
8/20/2012 1:15am, #48
Can I also point out that this is a wrestlers ear.
they do seem to survive a bit of punishment.
Now can anybody find the video of chael sonen slapping the beans out of anderson silavs ears?
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8/20/2012 11:36am, #49
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8/20/2012 6:38pm, #50