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Laughing off submissions

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Jimmy Cerra, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    This is the strangest thing. Achillie locks and other ankle locks hurt like heck and tapping often seems like a pain-tolerance thing. Well, lately I noticed that by laughing, the pain seems to go down enough that I can concentrate and counter the sub. Does laughing help increase one's pain tolerance during submission attempts?

    P.S. I know that I shouldn't make mistakes and let them get those holds in the first place... I'm still learning and figuring out how to do that! ;)
     
  2. flyingknee16

    flyingknee16 Brown Belt

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    you're probably taking your focus off the pain.

    but if they crank it they might break something before you realize it.
     
  3. Laughing releases endorphins, which are the body's natural pain killers. I will laugh when something really hurts at times. I'll also think of something funny when I have to work really hard. Like when doing the kind of workout where your instructor is yelling at you to go faster, and people are vomiting and stuff, thinking funny thoughts makes it easier.
     
  4. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    yeah, gotta watch out for that
     
  5. bammann45

    bammann45 Yellow Belt

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    a lot of the leg locks will really hurt right as your joint breaks...
     
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    ClubberLange Green Belt

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    if you look crazy enough when you start laughing they might even release it due to fear
    :p
     
  7. scorcho

    scorcho Brown Belt

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    Laughing helps, but be careful. Even Achilles locks can make you black and blue and give you a limp for a while.
     
  8. Hamit Aktas

    Hamit Aktas Amateur Fighter

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    I've never done anything like that in training. I feel the pain, but I can just fight through it. I have a pretty high pain threshold. It'd look really weird if someone was cranking that armbar and you were just lying there laughing your ass off. People would think you were insane. ;)
     
  9. Eilertso

    Eilertso Brown Belt

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    I suggest u tap.
    See the gut getting subbed in the grappling tourney by Gomi (crasy leg sub) laughing?
     
  10. Dean Hamilton

    Dean Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    Frank done something like that once in one of his fights with Bas. Bas hit him the face and Frank kept making different funny faces....
     

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