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Belt rules: how it can be used

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Saith, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Saith UFC poster boy

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    Tonight at BJJ practice my instructor told me belt chokes aren't allowed. But if your opponent's belt falls off, is it legal to pick it up and use it to control limbs as long as you aren't wreathing his neck with it? What are the rules regarding belt use?
     
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    I just had some awesome mental imagery.
     
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    Look up what states sodomy is legal in, that should clear this up
     
  4. Fwogz1 Blue Belt

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    *waits for someone to post video of guy taking off his belt and hanging his opponent.*
     
  5. MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    I thought belts could be used as long as they are still tied around your waist. If it falls off, no dice.
     
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    If it were like that, the entire game of bjj would be trying to get your opponent's belt off, then tying it around his feet or something.

    Everyone would tie on their belt using something like an insane knot that takes 30 mins to take off
    I am happy this is not the case
     
  7. Saith UFC poster boy

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    He said no to this as well. It may be a white belt thing, but I get the impression belt chokes are off limites, period.

    Okay, so if someone's belt falls off, just leave it on the floor. Got it.
     
  8. philthyjitsu Orange Belt

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    a decent ref will most likely pull out a loose belt, just like they will pull the kimono back if it is over the head.

    Do what you want in practice it may get laughs, but no no at comps.
     
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    Of course, then we would need like flopping fish guard, or merman guard
     
  10. erskine777 Orange Belt

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    reminded me of this "choke"

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    The way I understand it, and I'm no rules expert, is the belt can be used while still around an opponent, but can not be used to actually choke the opponent. I use the belt as leverage to hold in a kimura with one arm, and I jokingly wrapped it around my partner once but I don't think its legal in any situation to actually choke with the belt.
     
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    thats what I was wanting for haha. I think if you could take off your belt and tie someone up with it, cowboys could dominate. Their used to jumping off horse talking down cows and tying them up in record speed haha.
     

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