Thread: Using the Gi as a weapon
1/17/2006 12:12pm, #1
Using the Gi as a weapon
This is not a Joke question.
I was at a grappling tournament 2 years ago, (watching not particapating) and there was some BJJ guys in it doing very well. One thing he would do was wear his belt real loose and at the start of each match pull out his Gi from his belt so it was loose and it made it difficult for anyone to grab and use against him for a throw.
Here's my question in a BJJ tournament would it be legal to use his Gi against him and do what I guess could be called aq hockey manouver and Jersy him?
That is pull it over his head like hockey fight.
Not saying I could do it but is that allowed in competition?
1/17/2006 12:17pm, #2
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No this would not be allowed. Even on the ground if the gi gets wrapped around the head, the ref. comes over and frees it.
1/17/2006 12:44pm, #3
If that's your strategy it really doesn't matter what you think you can do.
1/17/2006 1:44pm, #4Originally Posted by Osiris
More of a street fighting technique.
But I forgot that once someone get's a BJJ blue belt they can evaporate cloths off their back so it's not a realistic issue to deal with in a self defence situation for BJJ
1/17/2006 1:51pm, #5
If you're a BJJ blue belt you don't need vision... you just use the force.
1/17/2006 1:51pm, #6
So is it self defense or a tournament question?
Make up your mind.
Cornholio-ing someone happens and hampers their mobility, duh.
1/17/2006 2:15pm, #7
It was a simple question about BJJ rules, silly me since I don't train in BJJ I thought I would go on the BJJ forum and ask. I got the answer right away followed by two ego masterbation statments.
And before you come back with "well it was a stupid question" since you can do sliding colar chokes in grappling and therefore use Gi to apply them by extension you could use the whole Gi to tie someone up if the opportunity presented itself.
If it's not legal then it's not legal in BJJ then it's not an issue.
But as always thanks for the informative and thoughtfull competiton
1/17/2006 2:20pm, #8Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe:google:
Number of bottles of beer downed by me and my girlfriend within a half hour while playing the Channel 7 "how many times will they say 'snow' game" during the "Blizzard of '06": 3.5 each.
1/17/2006 2:23pm, #9
Things I have seen done with a gi:
gi chokes (not just collar chokes)
KP's Black Belt instructor taking his belt off and wrapping it around someone's neck
A brown belt tying a blue belt's hands into his own belt
arm bars where you wrap the arm up with the bottom of the jacket
Things I have seen in a tournament that caused the ref to pause the match:
The gi coming off
Sadly, I've never seen anyone garrote a person with their own belt at a tourney
1/17/2006 2:24pm, #10
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In judo we have throws that actually work better when the gi is pulled free from the belt.