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    The other side of the coin about using strength all the time? You can slam your way out of two or three submissions, then you're exhausted and get strangled by somebody much smaller. See Rampage Jackson for examples.

    1.: learn the techniques properly regardless of size,strength and speed. For instance:A lot of self defense techniques are silly for me due to my size and athletic ability. Who the **** is gonna pin me against a wall and strangle me? Shaq ? The Mountain? However learning to deal with those sorts of things without muscle allows me to better understand body mechanics and to teach those that can't snatch 90% of the population by their hair with their left and Dim Mak them on the chin with their
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    2. Depending how big you are you may actually need two games. I am big. I am not huge. In the absolute division I may be out weighed by 50 to 100 lbs. My guard is pretty sick because I have worked on it a lot. That's been a conscious decision of mine. Not many people can force me to play bottom so in training I make sure I play both daily.
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    Yeah, cool, I hear you. If anything, I probably have played underneath too much, my top game is restricted because rounds are 4-6 minutes.

    I start from under side control/ mount/ guard, although I fully admit my full guard needs work - I am comfortable that I will eventually get on top due to my half and Z guards for the most part. It's browns and blacks that are able to keep me down, but they're having to work to do so. Purples, blues and whites, I kinda let them get on top so they can work on their attacks, and I can test out escapes, sweeps, etc.

    Also, it gives them the opportunity to set the pace and tone for the roll. If they want to grind their elbows into me or get into knee ride, I'm happy to oblige, it means I can give myself permission to knee ride them when I get on top, a position nobody wants to be in with me.

    Realisation from Rayce's comment: work on closed/open guard.

    Cheers.
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    How is 4-6 mins restrictive to your top game? If you start from knees you can play soon as you Get grips. If you start standing well it’ll depend how quickly the other person goes to the ground but by default you start at ‘top’. 4-6 mins is a very long time to be standing trying to throw takedown the other person, props to the judo guys that do this on the daily.

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    Read the very next paragraph, kravbizarre. I might be good at escaping and sweeping, but I still have to set it up and execute. That can be anywhere from 30 seconds in for a white belt, to 5:50 for a black belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battlefields View Post
    Read the very next paragraph, kravbizarre. I might be good at escaping and sweeping, but I still have to set it up and execute. That can be anywhere from 30 seconds in for a white belt, to 5:50 for a black belt.
    Starting underneath is not playing top game. Top means that. You are passing or on your feat while the other person generally is on the ground.

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    Dude, just leave it. You're missing the point completely and it isn't helping the thread in any way.
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    I reflected on that reply and realise that it probably wasn't clear to everyone except the higher level belts why I'm dismissing your comment.

    I can Hulk Smash. Easily. That's not an issue. My top game is strong, you do not want me on top of you. I am working from the bottom because I need to bolster that part of my game before I continue on, otherwise I will end up being a turtle, fucked when I'm on my back.

    This was implied.

    Quick question, kravbizarre, what belt are you?
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