Posted On:3/10/2005 12:26am
Going to that SoCal pankration thing. It'll be my first tournament. I've heard about shaving legs being some advantage to escaping submissions and such, but is it really a notable advantage. Any bullshido folks do this?
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Posted On:3/10/2005 12:28am
Style: BJJ - Homeland Security
Shave your entire body and wear a Ken Shamrock speedo.
Serious answer: I don't think leg hair will make much of a difference.
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Posted On:3/10/2005 12:42am
Style: Judo, Hung Family Boxing
one of the guys on the ultimate fighter shaved all his body hair off before his fight... so it MUST be a a good idea :eyeroll:
i'm a hairy bastard and i don't notice that it gives anyone an advantage (except my teacher who will pull leg hairs to escape a submission attempt. that bastard and his dirty tricks... he gets me distracted just long enough to escape.)
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Posted On:3/10/2005 12:47am
It's not that it gives people an advantage, but that it gives you a disadvantage. Mainly that the leg hairs create friction, making it harder to slip out.
I remember folks doing it on the wrestling team back in high school, I'm just wondering if anyone has ever really noticed a difference.
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Posted On:3/10/2005 1:04am
Style: Clinchology: Judo & MT
I use grappling as an excuse to wax my entire body.
Seriously though, give it a try, see if it helps you. I know some guys who swear by it, some who wouldn't do it for a million dollars. But give it a try, it always grows back.
And don't forget the arms.
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Posted On:3/10/2005 1:09am
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
I vote nay.
Posted On:3/10/2005 1:10am
Hey JohnnyS, any personal experince (either doing it yourself or against guys who have done it)?
Thanks for the heads up on arms as well Ka-Bar. Didn't know whether to consdier them or not.
Posted On:3/10/2005 1:39am
Style: JKD, BJJ
I have no choice in the matter, and I've never noticed anything about it. But I grapple gi, mainly, so -- less important to have the manly feel of slick naked skin next to mine.
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Posted On:3/10/2005 2:07am
I think that women should not save their legs before grappling. It will freak out the guys and they will just tap to have it over with.
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Posted On:3/10/2005 8:54am
Style: Kickboxing/Sub. Grappling
I second the Ken Shamrock speedo idea.
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