Question with triangle.

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  1. MEK

    MEK White Belt

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    Ok so a few days ago I was bored and went on youtube and watched highlights...and this came to me.

    This guy (don't know the name) sets up a triangle, throws the leg over but couldn't get the trapped arm over. After about 10 or so seconds of fighting it, instead of bringing the foot opposite of the trapped arm under the other knee, he brings the other foot under this opposite knee and gets the tap after he straightens the arm out. I figured this was interesting cuz I've never seen a triangle done like that, but apparently it worked in there and on my partner sparring in class. So can somebody explain this to me?

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=YEA6VLCIZpg

    It's around the 1:30 mark.
     
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    Yojimbo Brown Belt

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    In the video it looks like he tapped to the armbar, not the triangle.
     
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    Definitely looks like it was the armbar.
     
  4. MEK

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    Ok I was wondering about that too. Anyways even if that was armbar do you guys think it'll work theoretically?
     
  5. Yojimbo

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    Yes, it's been discussed here a couple times. I'm not sure about details, but I know you can switch your triangle and finish when your opponent is defending his arm.
     
  6. MMA Fanatic

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    Yes its a move that works b/c your opponent is mainly concerned with the triangle and the armbar catches him off guard
     
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    Our instructor never just does a triangle, he always attacks you with some armlock while triangling you, like a keylock or a goose-neck-hold even.
     
  8. SH5

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    thats what we call a "razor"..

    He switched to a reverse triangle . ( not needed but doesn't hurt ) pulled the arm out like he was going for a kimura type lock .. so the guy straightened it with his elbow and thumb facing down. he pinched his wrist with his head to his shoulder .. and pushed down on the elbow .. Works every time
     
  9. CougarSrjja

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    yeah he tapped him with a straight arm lock, on a side not, how fucking funny is that japenese dude hopping around and then it just cuts to him mounted and arm triangled.
     
  10. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    razor? never heard it called that before.




    anyway to the TS you absolutely can finish with an inverted triangle like that, i personally like to glover finish in that exact position; however, in that match it was an inverted armbar that got the tap, not the triangle. it's simply one of the many options you have from that position.
     
  11. MEK

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    double post
     
  12. MEK

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    lol I thought it was Sudo Genki first, with his funny "butt facing opponent" stance. Wish the man didn't retire.

    And thanks guys for answering.
     
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