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  1. Kengou is offline

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    The Twister

    Ok since Aesopian has all his threads about the Reverse Omoplata, I thought I'd contribute a bit to the "weird-ass rolling moves" list with Eddie Bravo's signiture move, the Twister. I'm obviously no authority on it at all but I've pulled it off against other white belts with some success. Say whatever you want about Bravo but this move definately works. And yes we all know he stole is from a wrestling move but he's admitted it himself.

    Here's the basic twister from Bravo's book.
    http://www.bullshido.net/gallery/sho.../size/big/cat/
    http://www.bullshido.net/gallery/sho...ze/big/cat/547
    http://www.bullshido.net/gallery/sho...ze/big/cat/547
    http://www.bullshido.net/gallery/sho...ze/big/cat/547

    I find the roll to be the hardest thing, everything else is fairly simple.

    *Edit* here is a better presentation I just found, all on one page and very clear, thanks to John Will:
    http://www.bjj.com.au/eddie_bravo_twister.html

    Taking the back is probably the best option off the twister roll if you don't want to torture your training partner or if it's not allowed in competition. After the roll, instead of underhooking the arm, simply go for the harness and put the second hook in. Easy!
    http://www.bullshido.net/gallery/sho...ze/big/cat/547
    http://www.bullshido.net/gallery/sho...ze/big/cat/547

    The calf crank is also easy to get if you roll and end up near the legs instead.
    http://www.bullshido.net/gallery/sho...ze/big/cat/547

    If you guys have anything to add feel free. I don't think the other two submissions he gives, "banana split" and "crotch ripper" are really high percentage and I've never tried those. Has anyone actually tried this move or had good success with it? Any tips on getting the roll correct?
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    i've used it to get someone's back. not really interested in everything else from there.
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    two stripe white belts should be more concerned with basics and less concerned with spine locks and calf crunches imo
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    Never used it, haven't drilled it. The only thing close that I own is the same lock from the back (with one hook). OK, on a related note: does anyone actively use Twister Side Control and how do you like it?
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    locu5, you train at alliance BJJ - would you happen to know roberto traven?
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    If by know him you mean "attended some of his classes" and "have had random chit chat", then yes. It's more of a "I know him" and less of a "he knows me".
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    cool. he actually taught the people i train with. he left australia about 2 months before i started training with these guys which suxxxxxssss.

    so you're kinda my martial arts cousin.
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    Word to my kinfolk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meager
    two stripe white belts should be more concerned with basics and less concerned with spine locks and calf crunches imo
    I like to at least know what something is, how they are going to do it. Even if I am not going to try and apply it, at least I will know when someone is trying to set me up for it.

    Im up to 4 stripes at the moment, but its always better to at least KNOW about submissions, no matter belt, stripes. Knowledge is power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meager
    two stripe white belts should be more concerned with basics and less concerned with spine locks and calf crunches imo
    How can learning more be a bad thing? We work the basics extensively every class. When I roll I work the basics. That's what white belt is for. However I like holding twister side control a lot when I get on top, and my instructor thought I ought to learn the twister setup because I'd find myself in the position to apply it a lot. I worked with him, worked out the roll and the setups, and now I try to apply it while rolling. It's probably the most advanced move I know (besides maybe 1 or 2 X-guard and de-la-riva guard sweeps that are still pretty basic).
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