Judoka about to head into BJJ
I've actually done some BJJ before, but it was a long time ago and it was full of wankers. Not making a generalisation, just this place in particular was a shower of bastards with something to prove.
Anyway, I'm heading to a different BJJ place with a bona fide Brazillian teaching (which means it MUST be good...). I broke my wrist a while ago from drunkening and it's good now, just probably not as wide a range of motion. It's not a problem with judo, but you guys do more stuff to people on the ground. Do I need to worry about wristlocks? Ikkyo, Nikkyo, Kote gaeshi and so on? I can't really find the information anywhere.
Damn, I meant to put this in the BJJ forum.
No need to worry about wristlocks in BJJ, they are legal but not used much. If it hurts just tap anyway. I bet if your wrsit can support throwing and gripping in Judo you are fine in BJJ.
Wristlocks are generally not allowed at the white belt level so you have little to worry about.
The main things you have to think about are highly extensive use of the guard position, omoplatas (ude garami done from legs), perhaps a few leg locks (not many though), not being able to stand out of the triangle choke Sankagu jime since fighters are not automatically separated if one stands up, and never letting anyone take your back. So please, don't turtle.
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Where I train BJJ, we turtle all day long. We just try to avoid the hooks and either recover guard or get up. Does your instructor teach that you shouldn't turtle?
There's turtling and then there's turtling...
Originally Posted by Skillful
Judo players are often in the habit of lying flat on their bellies with their legs spread and their hands defending their necks. Back mount isn't a pin in Judo, you're not allowed to grind their face to open them up and you'll be stood up after a few seconds, so it's a viable tactic. In BJJ, though, as I'm sure you'll appreciate, this is better known as 'suicide'.
I turtle all the time in BJJ. My escape to pretty much everything these days is to give my back and pull half-guard.
Last edited by PointyShinyBurn; 7/23/2008 8:05am at .
Good Judoka hide keep their knee's in and try to reverse by pushing off the side and going for half/full gaurd. But yeah in general the turtling is a bit excessive.
Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn
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