3/27/2009 11:20am, #41
I will preface this message by saying I'm horrible with names, especially ones that aren't in the language I speak.
The gripfighting has made a pretty big difference. The mindset of "can't touch this" has helped, and the aggressive grip fighting scares most of my sparring partners, because it looks like I know what I'm doing. They usually pull guard, but it's a pretty cool feeling to make them pull guard just from grip fighting.
I've been drilling the elbow across into my subconcious, and I have success with the axe chopping takedown. The axe chopper is just golden.
4/01/2009 7:57am, #42
Your talking about kouchigake. Yes good grip fighting will make you more dangerous but to pull guard for it seems pretty weak, lol. No one else is doing anything with the techniques I am ashamed :(Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.
4/01/2009 8:51am, #43
If it makes you feel better, all my tai-otoshi's have been leading straight into brabos lately!
4/02/2009 7:07pm, #44
I separated my shoulder that Monday in class so I haven't had a chance to use much of what we went over other than the grip fighting.
4/03/2009 7:55am, #45
Dam Justin sorry to hear that. Did you get a chance to edit the video I would live to see it? MBD is a lot funnier on the net than in person.Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.
4/03/2009 12:38pm, #46
Now, see, I'd like to think I'm funny in person too. It's just that on the mat, MBG is business. Especially when he's getting his learn on.
Next time I won't hold back on my comedy.
4/04/2009 4:30pm, #47
In no-gi, is the over/under greco clinch an acceptable grip for proper entry to a footsweep? Alternatively, what is the best grip to set up footsweeps in no-gi?
4/07/2009 12:37am, #48
Josh, Josh. Guess what.
I throw harai goshi's and land on kesa now.
4/07/2009 12:38am, #49
jnp if you start owning footsweeps I don't think I will stand up with you anymore.
4/07/2009 7:46am, #50Judo is only gentle for the guy on top.