Thread: Scarf hold in MMA
9/05/2007 11:57am, #1
I actually asked my coach this the other night. I have some Judo experience so I am really comfortable in this position. He said against anyone good you have to be super careful because it gives them too many options. I am pretty comfortable doing in in Gi class but in no-gi the purple belts and good blue belts take my back.
9/05/2007 12:00pm, #2
Why use it when modified scarf hold has all of the same benefits with no potential for getting your back taken.
That wasn't a question.
9/05/2007 12:02pm, #3
Maybe because we are stupid and don't know modified scarf hold. Perhaps the best poster ever could enlighten us?
9/05/2007 12:05pm, #4
kesa with an under hook not the headJudo is only gentle for the guy on top.
9/05/2007 12:07pm, #5
9/05/2007 12:09pm, #6
I can't think of any specific examples but I am pretty sure I have seen the scarf hold several times in MMA as a transitional position going to shoulder chokes, side control and such.
I am pretty sure I have seen Stevenson crank it on someone.
Unlike Judo I can't see any benefit in holding someone in it for sub grappling or MMA.
9/05/2007 12:10pm, #7Originally Posted by cyrijl
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9/05/2007 12:10pm, #8
9/05/2007 12:12pm, #9Originally Posted by jkartigue
9/05/2007 12:15pm, #10
Hmmm, thanks for the pic WhiteShark.
The pic in 9 is what I use as Kesa...the pic in 10, at least for me, is purely a transitional position between kesa and standard side control.