Anyone own Steve Scott's "Vital Leglocks" book?

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  1. Kforcer

    Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    I'm curious as to whether Vital Leglocks features any holds executed minus the gi or whether everything is leglocks in a gi-wearing situation.

    Also, is Steve Scott...Sambo Steve?
     
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    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    no, Stephen Koepher is SamboSteve


    but I haven't seen the book
     
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    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I have the book. It is almost entirely no-gi leglocks.

    Pretty good book.
     
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    Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    So, is he wearing a gi for most of the book but applying leg-locks that don't require a gi? Because on the cover, I see him wearing a gi.
     
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    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    generally for leglocks you don't really use the gi much anyway. if anything it kinda gets in the way. probably one reason why Sambo doesn't have pants
     
  6. Kforcer

    Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    Zankou, give me some more details or we are not friends.
     
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    Shaolin Bushido Yamato Damashii

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    I've got it and most of the pics show Steve rolling in shorts and T-shirt.

    Stephen Koepfer, btw.
     
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    MIDMOBOX Telling People things they don't want to know

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    The Steve Scott your speaking of teaches out of Welcome Mat Judo Club in the Kansas City area. (see sig for website). He also has a good series on bent and straight arm locks that is worth reveiwing.

    He also teaches Sambo.
     
  9. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Sorry, was a bit busy this weekend. Yes, almost none of the techniques have any gi aspect whatsoever, and most of the pics in the book are nogi. There really isn't much "gi" aspect to leglocks anyways, as others have mentioned. Other than the "grab the collar" footlock defense, I don't really know of any significant difference in how you play footlocks with gi on.
     
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    I have this book and wasnt a big fan of it.
     
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    Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    In leglock transitions, having or not having a gi-shirt makes a big difference...to me anyhow. With a gi-shirt on, rolling knee-bars, scissors and things of that nature have a different mechanic. Just like judo with or without the gi, I guess. I get a lot of mileage out of standing transitions to leglocks but I don't like watching too much sambo because they are doing the transitions while having a shirt to hold onto and for me at least, setting up the entrance to the transition is one of the biggest challenges.
     

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