Small wrists suck

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by VTJas81, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. VTJas81

    VTJas81 Blue Belt

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    I have a small bone structure and when I grapple with ppl(especially heavier guys) sometimes they'll grab my wrist and hold it. I feel powerless to escape their hold. Since my wrists are small it's easier for them to hold on. And they'll pass my guard cuz of it. Anyone have similar problems? Remedies? I can't circle around to grab theirs either. If I grab their grabing arm with my other arm it doesn't work.
     
  2. ClubberLange

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    but you can slip your arms through small gaps more easily.
     
  3. Moving Shadow

    Moving Shadow You are entering my dark place

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    circle your wrist towards their thumb = break their grip
     
  4. Terrier

    Terrier Brown Belt

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    I do know what this guy means, my wrists are fairly small too which can make keeping a grip on them much easier - fortunatly this is where my old aikido training comes in a treat for breaking grips (even subbed someone that way once)
     
  5. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    Learning to break grips will help you, twisting so that all the pressure acts against the thumb. But I also recommend training to strengthen your hands and wrists as this will make a massive difference.
     
  6. Joey Guidice

    Joey Guidice Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    I am a small guy too, but fairly muscular.....there is this one guy i train with who is huge...thats his method of subbing people and passing guards....hes a monster...he just grabs peoples wrists and controls them ...its very frustrating.
     
  7. Sohei

    Sohei A Smocking gun

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    when they grab your wrist circle towards their thumb and you can break the grip.
     
  8. Diligent

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    Honestly, to the guys talking about the 'circling towards their thumbs to break the grip' ... it works in some instances, but you can forget about it if you are rolling with someone who can close a #3 Captains of Crush gripper and seriously trains with thickbars. The circling will be futile. Your best bet, imo, is to get a hold of their wrists before they get a hold of yours, hence, why you should seriously go to the S&P forum on here and read up on grip training.

    Here: http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=186742

    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=291377
     
  9. laz0001

    laz0001 10 year Sherdog vet.

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    take some hapkido/jjj/aikido classes. you'll learn all the wrist grabbing defenses you can shake a stick at.

    and if you are a good MAist, you will be able to adapt these to working them from your back.
     
  10. IMP

    IMP OBLIVION RECORDER

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    hit his biceps to make his grip losen.
     
  11. EPT

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    Like the other guys have said circle your wrist towards the thumb, if you do it right you've got pretty much your whole arm working against his thumb, it also helps to do it with some explosiveness.
     
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    Waxwingslain oiseau rebelle

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    I often use my knee in conjunction with the twist out by the thumb approach. Just jam your knee against his forearm as you pull and there is no way anyone'll be able to hold you.
     
  13. VTJas81

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    Nice I'll give that a try.
     
  14. SuperCubsFan

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    I am a small guy with small wrists and know of one way I use them to my advantage. Whenever someone goes to an armbar instead of gripping your hands together just wrap one hand around your wrist and hold on. It gives me an extra second to roll out if my opponet was slick throwing the armbar on. It is the stronest type of grip for me.
     
  15. Resendiz

    Resendiz Just glad to be able to train again.

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    Try having small wrist AND Chicken Legs. my ankles not much bigger than my wrist =( people who figure out my game grab my ankles and just toss my legs, its hard to use my technique when big guys grab the ankles its a bitch ill admit.
     
  16. thecas

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    Don't everyone grab their wrist or gi to defend? Never seen any1 grab their hands.
     

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