Judo noob question

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by thecas, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. thecas

    thecas Blue Belt

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    I just attended my first judo class 2 days ago. a question which naturally arose was:

    In a lot of the throws, it involves you grabbing one of his gi sleeve at the elbow. Take uchi mata for example. if u are throwing him from your right to your front/left, your left hand ideally holds his right at around the elbow.

    How now, just as a question, will this work in a street fight? his both hands will just continuously try to hit your head and be moving very quickly, as what i see in most video street fights. Catching his elbow seems only slightly easier than catching a punch.
     
  2. Cynic

    Cynic Shugendo

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    You will learn more grips than the basic lapel-sleeve grip.
     
  3. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    That, and you can adapt a lot of the throws to no-gi.
     
  4. Wild Dan Hibiki

    Wild Dan Hibiki Black Belt

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    see: sergei kharitonov vs ninja
     
  5. Resident A-hole

    Resident A-hole Orange Belt

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    The key to applying any grappling art in a fight is closing the distance & getting into a standing clinch. You're right, it's gonna be impossible to get a sleeve grip if the guy is throwing haymakers.

    Once clinched, the guy can't hit you & you should be able to get any necessary grip to attempt judo throws. Assuming they are wearing a jacket or something grabbable.
     
  6. IMP

    IMP OBLIVION RECORDER

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    As you advance you will be able to throw with only one arm without gripping... all you need is set-up and to know where to put your arm.
    In a streefight however I wouldnt look for those technical throws... any trip will do and is safer usually.
     
  7. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    You'll usually have established grips before you start a throw.

    When i'm trying to do throws without the gi, a sleeve grip generally equals an overhook, wrist grab or grabbing the tricep just above the elbow.

    Look at some MMA fights to see how guys close the distance and enter the clinch. They don't just jump straight in and take the guy down immediately.
     
  8. NJCarder

    NJCarder Blue Belt

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    his arms aren't gonna be flying and trying to punch you in a street fight if you get up really close to him....close the distance grab the elbow...you can do it pretty easy from the standard muay thai clinch...we were forced to do Judo for a few weeks (like a workshop or eight) for work and they taught us that
     
  9. Sohei

    Sohei Manning the air

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    You block and clinch, then adjust your grip from there and throw them.
     
  10. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    Learn how to cup, overhook, underhook and many judo throws will work even without a gi
     
  11. Soulfly

    Soulfly Guest

    If you know wrestling grips, you can do judo throws.
     

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