It's not that these techniques don't work at all. The problem is that they are so low percentage they are generally not worth wasting the amount of training time needed to become proficient in them. That time is much better of being spent on high percentage moves judo/wresting takedowns, strikes, chokes, ground fighting arm locks and leg locks. I did manage to pull off a few in South Korea in the 80s, the KNP thought it was really cool.
Here is Mark Schultz breaking the **** out of a Turkish wrestler's arm with a kimura/ude garame/double wrist lock/figure four from a standing position.
As soon as I saw this, I was going to mention Mark Schultz.
Aoki, of course, won an MMA fight with waki gatame a while back, as did Sakuraba with a keylock.
Last edited by blackmonk; 12/16/2013 12:37pm at .
I used to/still do have a habit of leaving my arm out after throwing a jab. A buddy of mine who did Goju Ryu (very fast, very physical guy), managed to REPEATEDLY execute waki gatame on me.
Sounds like a pretty dang lazy jab to me.
Originally Posted by Fuzzy
Aren't the standing "lock and throw" techniques banned from amateur MMA for being too injury-prone? Read that somewhere...
Originally Posted by Permalost
As far as using standing arm locks for submission, a retired LEF buddy of mine once told me it really requires a wall, the ground, or a squad car to work properly against a fully resisting suspect, but is effective when trying to gain compliance from most individuals (marginal to no effective resistance).
When it doesn't work...apply wall, squad car, or the Earth.
My experience with standing joint locks in my JJJ dojo is that they're certainly not impossible to pull off, but most people beneath blue/brown belt level basically can't pull them off on a resisting partner, and even then those people usually have to resort to some kind of atemi (as discussed above) or switching from technique to technique 3-4 times before getting something to stick. Curiously, people attempting the Nage Waza of the curriculum (which is 95% straight from Judo) enjoy much better results; they're simply not high-percentage techniques against trained opponents that know to look for it.
Its also just a lot harder to "set up" joint locks as opposed to striking combinations, because resistance to a lock is more unpredictable. If he's not immobilized, you can't just decide that you're going to use xyz lock -- its more of a spontaneous response to whatever is going on at the time.
Precisely. At least one of those is readily available. If and when necessary, just combine your standing joint lock with something appropriate like (in some cases) a nice o-soto, and you're good to go.
Originally Posted by W. Rabbit
The key to real aikido is striking your opponent before, during, and after a technique, but never during practice.
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