2/04/2005 2:16pm, #21
Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
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- Auckland, NZ
Strong Machine, the only "personality" I've ever heard advocate crossin the ankles is Bas. Are there others?
2/04/2005 2:27pm, #22
2/04/2005 2:48pm, #23Originally Posted by Aristeia
The concept I'm having trouble with is how you can cross from the guard and still keep the head down.
2/04/2005 3:03pm, #24
I just learned armbars yesterday and practiced them on a guy who is 100+ pounds heavier than I. My instructor stressed the idea of leaving your legs uncrossed with one foot tucked closely near the head. I noticed that when my hips were closer to his body and my ankle close to his head and flat on the ground, it was difficult for him to lift his head and struggle out of the position. If I had crossed my legs rather than squeezing with my knees, he could have just bucked and rolled over on me. Maybe it was his weight advantage; I'm still a n00b in BJJ.
2/04/2005 5:31pm, #25
2/04/2005 6:11pm, #26Originally Posted by JohnnyS
Also, some people cross the ankles in order to control the far arm in order to secure ude gatame on the opposite arm if the juji starts to fail. Also, from the top, some people like to have both feet (uncrossed) in the opponent's arm pit area so that they can transition into a reverse triangle if necessary.
2/04/2005 6:17pm, #27
You know what's hella funny, the people on this thread saying "Why do you focus on trivial matters like crossing your ankles?"
Let me explain why you NEVER cross your ankles, its happened to me and I've done it to people, and when you cross your ankles you'll lose the armbar against an experienced fighter....why?
Cross your ankles and the guy being armbarred from the mount is going to roll your ankle against the other one as if it was a violin (e.g. rolling your food down into an awkward position), and it hurts like a bitch.
You'll tap out before you can get him to tap from the armbar...don't believe me? Try it."did Phrost just call me a 'bitch'?"-Omega
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2/04/2005 6:39pm, #28
Im one of those people.
And if you are going to try to fold my ankle over the other you are going to get tapped from the armbar.
I'll just reach up here and grab this foot...arggh...my elbow.
2/04/2005 8:07pm, #29
I'm watching one of Stephan Kesting's DVDs and he just ended an armlock with his feet crossed. OH NOS!
2/04/2005 8:16pm, #30
Originally Posted by Dochter
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