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Deconstructing "The One Armed Judo Champion"

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by trifecta, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. 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 Gold Belt Platinum Member

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  3. 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 Brown 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 Brown Belt

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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 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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