Thread: Question for sambosteve
5/13/2009 10:45am, #21
Ha! (breakthrough ha not lol ha) That "throwing" comment just made me realize why I like certain throws so much! I learned MT first and am totally addicted to leg/hip sweep style throws everything else feels like a waste of energy to me. Wow, I never thought about it being related to hip turn over in MT.
5/13/2009 1:23pm, #22
The hip opening & engagement is the same, from how I see it. Try a roundhouse while retreating and see if it doesn't translate into then trying this takedown:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flqASYiS1oYMany things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
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5/13/2009 2:24pm, #23
Surprisingly it is the opposite movement that appeals to me so much. I don't know if it is just there from a million reps of returning my power leg to my stance or what but throws like harai goshi, uchi mata and osoto gari were really natural for me to pick up. To me it is the twist of the hips in relation to my shoulders that feels so "normal".
5/13/2009 6:13pm, #24
When I first started, one of our purple belts said to not even try a submission for 6 months. While that was clear hyperbole, I really wish I had taken it more to heart.
5/13/2009 6:51pm, #25
This is pretty similar to the way Saulo Ribeiro does it. He has all noobs learning "survival". From every position, how to survive an not get caught. It is a little different but similar in that he doesn't start you off doing arm bar drills. Hip movement, keeping arms in, shrimping, bridging, creating space. That type of stuff.
5/13/2009 8:11pm, #26
Awhile back Aesopian talked about how interesting it would be to start someone off with "exotic" submissions taught as core submissions.
As interesting, and potentially more efficacious would be to start people out, day one, with ball drills.
5/13/2009 8:41pm, #27
It was the best BJJ training I'd ever had! The first half was movement drills and the second half was adapting those drills to subs/positions. He made a point about how some BJJ instructors consider these advanced moves. He smiled as he said it.
Awesome stuff.Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
-Mentat Text Two (dicto)
5/14/2009 1:59am, #28
An interesting example...
In my student Tyga's most recent tourny, he won two of his 4 matches by leg lock (the other tow by arm locks). Funny thing is that in class, he rarely scores leg locks against us or the other students, but we defend them all the time so it is tough for him. He therefore thought he was no good at leg locks and was not going to try any at the event. Our other student Chuck, who was working his corner, said...go for it, you will see the difference when you go against folks who don't know them like us. The rest is history. It opened Tyga's eyes as to how core subs for some can be "exotic" for others.
5/14/2009 2:42am, #29
For how long do you usually teach a noob this positional rolling without subs? Once they "graduate" to rolling with subs do they ever do it again (for their own benefit, not counting rolling with a fresh noob)?
5/14/2009 9:51am, #30
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It has the added benefit because such position rolling and movement drills give you an instant and safe kids curriculum. If you were so inclined.