Do you think reaping the leg should be legal?

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  1. MMA_GURU

    MMA_GURU White Belt

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    In my opinion, reaping the leg should be totally legal in BJJ. I understand it is dangerous but all you are doing is locking the hold. If someone gets you in a leg lock it is common sense to tap immediately because when you attack the legs you do not feel the pain until something breaks or tears.
     
  2. Hillary

    Hillary Brown Belt

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    Damnit, I'm so happy someone finally stood up and voiced their opinion about this on the internet.
     
  3. seatea

    seatea Black belt in Shotacon karate.

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    This is nonsense.
     
  4. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    I vote yes, but if you want to post a poll, get a platinum account
     
  5. KJGould

    KJGould Silver Belt

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    flikerstance floridaman

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    yes yes absolutely yes the dumbest rule out there
     
  7. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Dead horse topic, but yes, it should be legal. Silly rule.
     
  8. BJJscion

    BJJscion Blue Belt

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    Not necessarily; in sambo class last year I sprained my right MCL because I was put into a combo submission that I had never seen before and thought was going to attack my lower back. I was about to tap from my back when all of a sudden my knee went "crack!" I didn't feel a thing until it went.
     
  9. TrainAllDay

    TrainAllDay Brown Belt

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    Nope, pretty accurate description
     
  10. n8pee

    n8pee Yellow Belt

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    This was due to inexperience with the submission which should've been drilled previously.
     
  11. seatea

    seatea Black belt in Shotacon karate.

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    If that was true then every other leg/foot attack would end up with the victim needing surgery.

    That's not to say that the margin for error in lower body submissions isn't narrower than locks applied to the arms.
     
  12. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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  13. TheHereticJay

    TheHereticJay I scoff at your belt rankings

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    I thought I was the only one with this viewpoint! I'm both relieved and astonished to find someone with a like point of view.
     
  14. RJ Green

    RJ Green Black Belt

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    I still don't understand what that is or why its illegal?
     
  15. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Same reason kani-basami is illegal in Judo. Knee-jerk (no pun intended) reaction to someone getting their knee hurt.
     
  16. blindgod

    blindgod Blue Belt

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    who?
     
  17. aarick161

    aarick161 Orange Belt

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    Yes, but only at purple belt and higher. Should be no DQs for reaping though, at any level. Just a warning/make them move the foot.
     
  18. Knock Out Ned

    Knock Out Ned el mero mero

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  19. sdjudoka

    sdjudoka Blue Belt

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    Yasuhiro Yamashita by Sumio Endo
     
  20. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    No, who was the bjj guy who got hurt in a leg reap.
     

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