A lot of the time when I'm doing the fireman's carry I like to go for the outer leg instead of the standard way of taking the inner leg. It ends up looking more like a dump than a traditional fireman's. The advantage is that the outer leg is usually easier to get because you don't have to reach across his body, and you don't have to worry about the crucifix. The disadvantage is that your opponent's weight isn't distributed as well over your hips, so you can't pick him up and it can be a little harder to finish. Generally, if I don't think the guy is good enough to crucify me and I can get it, I'll take the inner leg. But if it's on a better guy or he's sprawling well, then I'll take the outer leg. By the way, I've hit this on everyone from white belts to a brown belt and never been crucified. I think this is generally because if someone is good enough to get me into a crucifix, then they're probably good enough to defend the fireman's in the first place.
Last edited by thomaspaine; 12/10/2006 8:03am at .
Thanks a lot man, I wonder why that thread didn't come up in my search?...oh well, I am taking this back today...!
Originally Posted by Sophist
Thanks again! I love this place!