Masakazu "Ashikan Judan" Imanari

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  1. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    This guy looked amazing in the 2 most recent fights ive seen him in. Does anyone know his combat art background (i know its probably grappling, but what type?)

    It seems like if the guy gets a hold of your leg/ankle/foot its over, even for BJJ black belts.

    Who would you guys pick in a grappling match at 155lbs

    Imanari vs. Curran (this match at 145)
    Imanari vs. Penn
    Imanari vs. Sherk
     
  2. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    thoughts?
     
  3. Amar

    Amar Feelin' Froggy? Leap

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    Well... I really enjoyed seeing his face smash into hell boy's knee and bounce like a quarter off Vida Guerra's ass

    No full fight linking please.
     
  4. Masakatsu Funaki #1

    Masakatsu Funaki #1 Black Belt

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    Imanari is all over the place really. His background really can't be singled to one form of grappling.

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  5. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    thanks for the insight, any thoughts on the matchups?
     
  6. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    Who would you guys pick in a grappling match at 155lbs:

    Imanari vs. Curran----- Imanari
    Imanari vs. Penn------- Penn
    Imanari vs. Sherk------ Sherk


    Imanari is sick, and i plan on buying his dvd tonight now that you reminded me.
     
  7. BB in Crazy!!!!

    BB in Crazy!!!! Black Belt

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    Vs Curran Imanari
    Vs Penn Penn
    Vs Sherk Imanari if he gets a hold off his leg before the time limit, or Sherk by decision
     
  8. Bullitt68

    Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Not really. Before Hansen nearly detached his jaw from his face, he had to defend leg locks from Imanari and he was able to do so successfully.

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  9. Amar

    Amar Feelin' Froggy? Leap

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    Nice gif ;)
     
  10. Masakatsu Funaki #1

    Masakatsu Funaki #1 Black Belt

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    Imanari did catch Hansen in a vicious heel hook though, but didn't apply it full force which gave Hansen just enough time/room to roll and pull out.

    Imanari was being much too nice to Hansen...
     
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    BB in Crazy!!!! Black Belt

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    Yes. This was the day the leg defeated the Imanari. Karma hurts.
     
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    J Storm** Banned Banned

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    i thought Imanari was one of Japan's few (forgot number, 25?) BJJ black belts
     
  13. Falconry

    Falconry Yellow Belt

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    I always thought his background was shoot wrestling. I guess not.
     
  14. Kforcer

    Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    It is. But he's also a BJJ black belt.
     
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    Masakatsu Funaki #1 Black Belt

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    Actually heard I rumor that he recently starting training under a famous ninjitsu master.
     
  16. Kforcer

    Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    That'd be so cool if were true. Shoot-wrestling incorporates so much athleticism, dynamic motion and rolling that I could see it being relevant just for that.

    Imanari is a cool guy.
     
  17. blanko

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    if imanari would just work on his striking he would be a beast!
     
  18. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    Any more thoughts on how he would do in a grappling match against

    Curran
    Sherk
    Penn
     
  19. blanko

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    imanari is dangerous in mma cus he is unpredictable.. In a straight grappling match he tends to be OBVIOUSLY obsessed with leglocks which makes him easier to fight.
     
  20. Kforcer

    Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    He does great in no-gi grappling so long as the rules don't favor positioning points over submission attempts. In no-gi grappling, especially Contenders, Combat Wrestling and Kingdom he's had a great career. Only Sato and Yoshida have subbed him. And both happened a while ago.
     

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