1/07/2008 11:49am, #11
In the context of both my and jnp's comments:
A buddy of mine, getting his brown this weekend, frequently says something to the effect of: "if you're flat on your back, you're losing".
Whether you're working guard, halfguard, defending from under side, kos, whatever; this advice is important.
1/07/2008 11:59am, #12Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
Really, I was just surprised by how weak my defense was against this type of attack. it's something I don't see that often in our beginners class as most of us go as we are told (first position, then submission). As I couldn't figure out anything definitive from the few times we drilled it (ie. I let him put his forearm under my chin and we proceeded from there) except for sweeps I thought I'd ask for advice.
Originally Posted by jnp
Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
Last edited by hpr; 1/07/2008 12:07pm at .Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
1/07/2008 12:04pm, #13
You've got to remember that The Rules are designed for fighting a skilled grappler; as such while it may be great to say "You can't choke someone from in their guard", this should really be qualified as "You can't choke somone from in their guard unless you're a lot better than them, and even then it's probably not a good idea."
I got caught with this a lot at a tournament I went to when I had only been training 3 months, fighting a lot of TMA crapplers; no one at gracie barra tried to choke me from in my guard so ironically I was quite vulnerable to it because I didn't know what to do.
As always, ask your coach what to do then drill the technique statically and in sparring until you've got it integrated. Then you can get to the point where if someone who doesn't know much tries to choke you in your guard you can make fake choking noises so they really over-commit at which point you armbar sweep them for big laffs.
1/07/2008 2:25pm, #14Originally Posted by hpr
Do not succumb to the Eddie Bravo fanboy factor. That is, working on low percentage, esoteric moves before you bother mastering the basics. Walk first, then run.
1/07/2008 3:16pm, #15Originally Posted by jnpCuriosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
1/07/2008 4:57pm, #16Originally Posted by Shuma-Gorath