Gunshy Problems

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Jimmy Cerra, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    I feel I have a few problems being a little gunshy with shooting and throwing Judo throws. When shooting in against people, I often end up headlocked or guillotined... I think I am lowering or leading with my head too much, so I'll have to practice better shows.

    When practicing Judo throws I accidently forgot to turn and ended up throwing the guy over my head. This is bad, as I could have hurt him and in any Judo competition I would have been thrown out for that move (according to him). Fortunately everyone is ok. However, now every time I try a Judo throw - even in grappling/bjj randori - I get really nervous and can't execute it. I keep feeling like I'll ended up doing it wrong and kill or hurt the other person. Ironically I end up doing it wrong because I'm distracted and end up either back in neutral or taken down.

    I know this is a silly problem, but does anyone have any tips to help me regain my confidence?
     
  2. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    1. When you shoot, drive your head in to their stomach, not the side.
    2. When doing Judo throws, you are still learning. Your Uke should realize that you are still learning, and it is his fault if he cannot do a proper breakfall. It sounds like you need to work more on the mechanics of the throw, rather than rushing into it. I am still new to Judo throws as well, and I always practice the steps (except the throw) 3-4x. Then I pick up the pace, and practice load ups (getting the uke off the ground, but not doing the throw). Then, I do the throw.

    Which throw are you having problems with?
     
  3. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    Make sure that you get someone experienced to work with in randori and exzplain that you're having this problem and you wantto fight at a reduced pace, they should be pretty happy to spar in a more relaxed style where you can concentrate on your technique and without the pressure of feeling like you're competing you'll be more relaxed and will develop much faster.

    the trick I found that helped me avoid getting guillotined when shooting double legs was to pick a spot on the wall behind my opponents head and keep my eyes locked on it while I did the takedown, this kept my head up and made sure my posture was much better.
     
  4. thecas

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    Actually, do u find that if the uke knows u r shhoting in n the uke is intend on it, being caught in a guillotine is unavoidable?(He can just shift his body that slight bit n ya head in, also can push with his appropriate hand).
     
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    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    No, when I shoot correctly (its not often but has been known to happen if the planets are in alignment and I'm wearing my lucky boxers) Uke either gets picked up over my shoulder or gets flaired off to the side and I get side control.
     
  6. judo :/

    i hate how i finally nail the technique down drilling but can never nail it in sparring. how the hell you gonna land an uchi-mata on a resisting partner, ya know? so many throws are hard to hit on a partner 100% relaxed and standing square and in sparring the forearms are usually tight and it's hard to control the push/pull in the tie up. dont feel bad for having trouble hitting hrd judo throws. even the good judo guys stick to the basics when facing good competition.

    id suggest you stay with hip throws. i get these every once in a while when i go for it. shoot in straight for a double but take an arm around his back and hold his far hip and stand quickly before he flattens you. he's happy he stuffed a shot and you've got his hip and elbow to hip across and hip throw him.

    if you shot is weak, you can atleast use it as a set up for something you're decent at.
     
  7. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    LOL @ SmashiusClay. I know what you mean...

    Thanks for all the advice. Even though I wrestled before, I think I need to relearn shooting. That admission is a hard one and pisses me off, but I gotta keep my ego in check and admitt where things are going wrong...

    I get judo throws occasionally when sparring - mostly inner or outer reaps. (I can't remember those names!) I initally had that gunshy problem when doing Ippon Seoinage. Now whenever I do a throw where I lift the person using my hips, I get nervous and hesitate. That is NOT a good place to hesitate...
     

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