Are low singles a dick move in bjj?

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  1. Magic Swag Yellow Belt

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    I've been drilling these a lot. The John Smith variety, not the Saku kind. I like it a lot as a shot, but I know an old wrester who says it is a dick move in BJJ b/c people don't know how to defend it and you are liable to blow your opponent's knee out. But that seems kinda unlikely to me. Would like some more thoughts. Danke.
     
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  2. Russky Blue Belt

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    Not if your head is on the outside.
     
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    Naw its fine

    Jumping guard can blow knees out, but people still do it on the reg.
     
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  4. lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    Low singles are my go to distance takedown. In a competition, they are fair game. In training, I would not surprise a training partner with a low single, but wouldn't hesitate to drill them.
     
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  5. ChiTownBuckeye Yellow Belt

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    Hurt my knee being on the receiving end of one in practice. Kind of a dick move.
     
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    If your knees are bent in a strong athletic stance, how do you hurt your knee hyper extending it?

    If you are wearing a gi and standing up tall in the clinch, how does the opponent drop for a low single with you gripping his gi?

    I've never felt in danger from them grappling. I've been taken down, but not hurt. They worry me more in MMA sparring where a good wrestler might catch me standing up tall and blast me when I'm not ready. That's way more dangerous.
     
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  7. lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    No one is dropping for a low single in the clinch.
     
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    If you aren't clinching, shouldn't your knees be bent? I mean they should be bent anyway, but more.
     
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  9. lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    Yes...
     
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  10. yetanother Purple Belt

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    Your head is on the inside in a John Smith style low single to buckle the knee.
     
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  11. yetanother Purple Belt

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    The Saku kind seem dangerous, I get hurt (in a minor manner) almost every time I get hit with it and I don't manage to bend the leg so that the shooter gets kneed in the head.

    I hit a ton of low single legs mostly from butt scooting and nobody ever gets injured (against people who like me can't wrestle). Most people in BJJ just fall over.
     
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    Completely legit.
     
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  13. mike sherry Purple Belt

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    you have to be extremely new to get hurt from a low single unless something crazy happens
     
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  14. Solidus Snake Purple Belt

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    Never heard of low singles as dick moves to be honest!
     
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  15. FatherSauce Blue Belt

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    I only been hit with it once and I got knocked on my butt. Didn't even think of it being dangerous.
     
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    I don't see how this is a dick move. Low singles are some of my favorite takedowns to go for. Even when I wrestle with people who can wrestle really well.
     
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    Low singles dick move?

    Sounds like technique shaming to me!
    *TRIGGERED*

    <JonesDXSuckIt>
     
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    Da fuck is this shit? People are funny about what's a "dangerous" technique in a combat sport....
     
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    I mean unless you are doing it super explosive I don't know how that could be considered a dick move. You should only do explosive TD's on people who are ready and understand
     
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  20. Daniel Fox Green Belt

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    The John Smith low single attacks below the knee, so there is very little risk of hyperextending the opponents knee. Anyone who says it is a dick move is a DICK themselves because their ego can't take the fact that they just got taken down.
     
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