Gerbil Rolling/Grappling Again

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Gerbiljiujitsu, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    here is another friendly grappling session with John Mac.

    I have one more video of me grappling with another Blue belt and I'll about getting a couple purples browns and blacks to video grappling. Some of them are very weird about taping and posting footage.

     
  2. bnosam

    bnosam Green Belt

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    I love the smoothness and fluidity and how you move with purpose grappling. It's interesting to watch

    Quick question: my instructor always told us never to cross our feet when armbarring, he always told us to keep them close together, uncrossed and drive the back of them to as close to the ground as much as possible. Is there a specific reason why you cross them or is it just a preferential thing?


    I should probably start recording my rolls too sometimes for reviewing purposes
     
  3. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    Do you prefer to hook the far leg when you do that armbar from S mount?

    I would have expected a hook on the near leg just intuitively, but I rarely hook any leg so it's not a technique I have worked out for myself. I'm just trying to figure out the reasoning behind the technique.
     
  4. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    Your instructor is teaching 100% correctly. One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone from guard crosses their feet. It takes pressure off the back of their head and that's the quickest way to get tapped.

    The reason I cross my feet here is because I'm doing the armbar from mount and I've already controlled his legs. I know that he's not going to stack me because he would have to use his legs to do that and it's not an option. When I cross my feet it is under his far shoulder so that he cant coffee grind (an escape when you turn away) away from me. With my pelvis under the near shoulder and my feet crossed under his far shoulder he's pretty screwed. This is one of the reasons that I dont have to rip on the arm because he basically knows their is no escape (or very few good options) and thus I finish the submission fairly quickly.
     
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    bnosam Green Belt

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    Oh okay, that makes sense. Thank you
     
  6. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    There are two reasons that I grab the far leg.

    1. if you notice in the video when I do it it is the closest leg. This is because when I'm doing the S mount armbar I have ALL of my weight on my opponent. This is the correct way to do it. If when you transition your weight is on your buttcheek, which is on the floor your doing it wrong. With this in mind if I were to reach back for the other leg then that would angle my back towards the ground and make my transition of weight faster, which I dont want. Slow, uncomfortable and methodical is how you should be transitioning in this particular position.

    2. When you hold the far leg for the armbar you can see that it turns your opponents hips and locks his spine in opposition of his shoulders. If your pelvis is tight against the armpit like it should be then he cant turn into and it will become even more uncomfortable. Keep in mind also that when you hold the near leg they get pathetic little hip movements with their far leg as a base, when you're holding the far leg they dont even get that.
     
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    lechien Gold Belt

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    If you hook the far leg, can he still stack you?
     
  8. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    Thanks for the explanation Gerbil.

    My preferred armbar from that position is actually the one where you lean forward a little. Ideally I would never even touch the mat and instead just remain crushing my opponent the entire time. So I definitely know what you mean about keeping the pressure on your opponent.

    I'll try it out next time I'm in that position. Thanks man.
     
  9. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    not that I have ever experienced. I want to say no, but I dont like using definitives.
     
  10. Blunt Trauma

    Blunt Trauma SUBMISSION BELT- Just Tap.

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    Where's the gerbil?

    I am disappointed I came in here expecting to see hamsters and gerbils duke it out.
     
  11. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Thank you, Gerbil. I like the way you tied up both arms like that before the finish. That is a very important concept.

    btw...Your videos in the other thread are not showing for me.
     
  12. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    Very fluid and solid BJJ game, I enjoy watching you roll.
     
  13. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    that's interesting that it's not showing, it got a lot of views.

    I posted it again in my blog and if that doesnt work you could probably watch it on the youtube channel. Just click this video and it will take you to my others.

    I'll see if I can figure out what's wrong
     
  14. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I found your Youtube channel. Thanks.
     
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    bora y Purple Belt

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    if he did, it sounds like u'd be in the set up to a pendulum sweep, so u could send him right back.
     
  16. sandmann

    sandmann Orange Belt

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    Good observation! I am going to have to try hooking the far leg.
     
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    curb1850 Green Belt

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    Damn your smooth!
     
  18. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    I thought so too...but tonight I got knocked down a couple pegs by a good black belt!
     
  19. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    And so is the way of the universe...


    MOAR VIDEOS!

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