3/16/2006 4:06pm, #11
Originally Posted by Fearless Ukemi:google:
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3/16/2006 4:17pm, #12Originally Posted by G8
You got something to say to me whippersnapper?
Last edited by jnp; 3/16/2006 4:20pm at .Shut the hell up and train.
3/16/2006 4:18pm, #13Originally Posted by Darkpaladin
Leg locks are great, but they do not make a good substitute for learning how to pass the guard, sweep, or do a takedown. That position before submission silliness is good stuff."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
3/16/2006 4:26pm, #14
One of the main reasons footlocks aren't taught to beginers is because they never learn to pass the guard if they catch a blue/purple with a footlock. They think - OHHH MAN! YES! THIS IS THE KEY!
Yeah. You caught someone. Great. Now you will continually go for the leglock no matter where you are and what you are doing. And this will retard your entire game. You will never learn to pass the guard, and possibly find the magical wonder of sidecontrol. You will never understand poster or balance. It will always be - OMG ****! I better go for the footlock! Arrghh swept again! Is there is a way I can go for a footlock while being mounted? Arrggh I went for the footlock from under the mount and got WTFPWNED! Dammit! What am I doing wrong?
Nothing wrong with footlocks and leglocks - other than the fact that newbies have a tendency to go hail mary and crank everything in hopes for a tap - And once you learn a general game that includes all the basics than footlocks/leglocks are a great addition.
Now the question might come up: Why can't I use neck cranks at competition with my vast 3months of training??? Well mr wizard - the chance of newbies injurying themselves is pretty high. They do enough dumb **** on accident as it is. When you start putting submissions that can SERIOUSLY injure you PERMANENTLY you are taking unneccessary risks. Lets be real here. With less than 6mo of experience you don't know ****. And I mean that with the utmost respect and sympathy. You don't know ****. You THINK you do. But you don't. Leave it to the guys who know what they are doing and have the experience.
If you want a key to success in the white belt division I will give it to you. It does not lie in teh f00tlock.
It lies in the 2pt takedown. Because chances are the newbs are going to lock their legs so damn tight that the rest of the match will be decided there. Once the takedown is complete, most submissions by whitebelts are: Armbar and Triangle. Learn to use them and learn to defend against them.
3/16/2006 4:34pm, #15
Originally Posted by jnp
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I don't plan on stopping either ... but he asked if it's hard to find opponents. At my last comp, I was paired with a 30 year old & a 31 year old because there weren't any guys my age. It happens. In another 10 years, it won't be a problem.
3/16/2006 4:37pm, #16Originally Posted by G8Shut the hell up and train.
3/16/2006 4:40pm, #17Originally Posted by Yrkoon9
Not saying that I am great at those two things, just that I won because I had more skill there than my opponents had in takedown and guard defense.
Last edited by Cassius; 3/16/2006 4:42pm at ."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
3/16/2006 5:16pm, #18Originally Posted by Darkpaladin
3/16/2006 5:24pm, #19Originally Posted by Mjelva
You go from nopain to debilitated a lot faster with your knee than with your elbow. That's a fact.
And for the record where I train we do footlocks often from day one (and think it is kind of lame to restrict them till blue or purple in training). However if some noob goes for a heelhook on me I promptly tap him with knee on stomach.
Knee attacks aren't something to **** around ignorantly with. Learn how to grapple first.
3/16/2006 5:38pm, #20
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