wow do I like watching Japanese grapplers

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  1. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    Just watched some Megumi Fuji and TK Kosaka matches at ADCC and, damn, do I like their styles. When I think of some of my favourite grapplers (Sakuraba, Sudo, Sato) I think about how unrelentingly offensive-minded they are. You never know what they're going to do.

    Then I think about my own style of grappling (BJJ)... and I'm exactly the kind of grappler I'd hate to watch. Advance in increments, don't make mistakes, let the opponent make mistakes, sit in a good position and just make your opponent uncomfortable.
     
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    snoop dogg*** Baby Heath goon$quad

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    snoop dogg*** Baby Heath goon$quad

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    meant to post this.. cant edit
     
  4. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    Awesome video! Actually, videos would make this thread awesome. Here are some more:

    Minoru:

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    Sato (shit his ankle picks are slick!):

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    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    Imanari vs. Sato:

    [YT]79vBhjAyvgY[/YT]
     
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    OoopsaDaisey Black Belt in DEEP Megaton

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    Rumina Sato, in his prime, is probably the most exciting grappler in MMA history. Had he retired around 2006, when he should have? I think he'd be considered more of a legend than he is.

    Hideo Tokoro, as far as I'm concerned, has had the best fights in MMA. If MMA bouts were rated 5 stars like Pro Wrestling? He'd probably have the most 5* bouts. I suggest getting his DVD, incredible stuff. Unfortunately, he's never had much of a chin or fight IQ. But, those are also some of the reason's he's so fucking entertaining. He's a very good grappler.
     
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    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    Great call! [YT]S0SNfoPv7_E[/YT]

    I've always wondered what the backstory was to his match with Royce. Anyone know how they came to be matched against each other?
     
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    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    Genki

     
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    Making a HL of Tokoro is cheating. He is too exciting.
     
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    OoopsaDaisey Black Belt in DEEP Megaton

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    To show the world that Tokoro > Royce Gracie, as proven by their fight. The only man other than Sakuraba to hold wins over Royler and Royce. Gracie Hunter Jr.
     
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    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    I wondered if their were any deeper politics at play. You know how the japanese love seeing their guys pound out Royce.
     
  12. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    It's always harder to find guys' grappling matches instead of their MMA matches. Need a Grappling Tube.
     
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    OoopsaDaisey Black Belt in DEEP Megaton

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    Tokoro was a big upcoming name after beating Pequeno. That's about all my knowledge on why it may have happened. Tokoro is also a boss, and doesn't give a fuck.
     
  14. TheHereticJay

    TheHereticJay I scoff at your belt rankings

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    I give you Takefumi Hanai
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  15. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    Holy shit, this guy's amazing! That flying thing he did at 1:34 is awesome!

    I don't know why I think that guy who inverted-guard hopped towards his opponent on his shoulders is ridiculous but I think this guy's (and Imanari's) flying inverted guard to leg attacks is frickin' amazing.
     
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    TheHereticJay I scoff at your belt rankings

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    Because flipping upside down and attacking the legs is a BOSS move. Scooting on your neck is just asking to be sprawled on like a chump. :D Plus, it's not really a guard they're using... think of them more as inverted shots.

    P.S. If you've never tried an iminari roll or that flippy/flying dealio that hanai does... do it! It's super fun! Be careful how you do the second one though...I could see possibilities of accidentally landing wrong and hyperextending their knee. I've only done that like once and felt uneasy doing it in the gym.
     

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