Noob question about BJJ but what are no leg, knee or ankle locks allowed ?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by abhi, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. abhi

    abhi Green Belt

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    Is there any real reason or just that's just the code ?
     
  2. Goldbricker

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    Double post.
     
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    They are at higher levels. You forgot wrist-locks.
     
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    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Wristlocks are legal in BJJ unless you are in the children's division
     
  5. Goldbricker

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    At white-belt? I was told otherwise by a purple-belt where I used to roll.
     
  6. Balto

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    Technically IBJJF doesn't have white belt rules. The restrictions start at blue belt.

    However, the blue/purple belt rules are typically extended to white belt divisions. Wrist locks are legal there.
     
  7. Goldbricker

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    Double post.
     
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    Perhaps he meant it as a suggestion or house rule then. I was told that wrist-locks, when applied by the unskillful, are dangerous because they have to be applied quickly making tapping someone safely with it nuanced in practice. I thought it was too bad, since I know a few wrist-locks from the JJJ I did when I was a kid.
     
  9. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Yes. I also used to train at a place that didn't let white belts do wristlocks. It's an in-house rule some places have. But in IBJJF competitions adult white belts can do them.
     
  10. Goldbricker

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    Nice. I'll remember that when I compete and can't finish an omoplata in the usual fashion.
     
  11. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Yeah that's a good time to use a wristlock. Also when you have trouble finishing a triangle or can't break the grip to finish an armbar.
     
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    all those locks arnt allowed because a person who doesn't understand the full bio mechanics of it can destroy a joint of their opponent

    ie twisting the leg just a smidge too far = a day in hospital due to a torn ACL etc then months of physio
     

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