Deconstructing "The One Armed Judo Champion"

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  1. trifecta

    trifecta White Belt

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    Story: http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2008/9/5/608114/the-one-armed-judo-champio

    This is a classic judo/grappling story I read all over the place, I was curious if are takedowns/grappling techniques that could take full advantage of my missing right arm? So far I've that in mount bottom and closed top I only have one arm to "hide" in order to get the double under pass or forklift escape without risking a triangle

    Let me know what you think, thanks!
     
  2. goatfury

    goatfury Brown Belt

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    Higus Gold Belt

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    Nick Newell is about as perfect an example as you're going to find. If he locks in a guillotine or RNC, you can't grab his hand to pull it off.
     
  4. QingTian

    QingTian Purple Belt

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    Can't think of any Judo moves where you would be better with one arm. Nice story to tell, but nope nope nope.
     
  5. Oshime2

    Oshime2 you were too beautiful for this world

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    Dunno about one arm, but one leg...

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    The real advantage to missing a limb: being a limbs worth of weight bigger than your opponents. Robles looks like a grown man wrestling children.
     
  6. Jonas g33k

    Jonas g33k Blue Belt

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    It reminds me a funny story. At my BJJ gym we have a blue belt who is also a grizzled sambo instructor. The guy is obviously a killer with a great variety of leg locks. One year at the european championship he was having a great time until he found his nemesis: a one legged guy. I heard that people always try to pass on the missing leg side but the guy always see it coming and has some counters. I don't know how he defended the straight ankle locks of the sambo instructor, but sure as hell, he doesn't need to worry about banana splits/electric chairs.
     

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