MMA Q&A thread

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  1. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    I was thinking about this earlier today. A lot of other mma forums have specific grappling/standup forums, but since we have just one big subforum, it would be sort of confusing if questions about training cluttered up the main page.

    So I am going to start this thread for the purpose of asking/answering questions about grappling or stand up. Feel free to ask anything and also to provide your input on the questions assuming you actually train and know what you're talking about.
     
  2. Sammo

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    how tall are you
     
  3. brolli

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    i am 5'6 also
     
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    I am 5'10...I hope
     
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    Atmosphere PURPLE DREAM

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    how do you lock in a good guillotine? what do you do with your hand placement?
     
  7. brolli

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    From my experience it is very very hard to lock in a guillotine if you have both their head and arm, so the first thing is to just try and isolate their head. The best set up for me is from a front headlock. Switch your grips so that you holding the meaty part of your palm with your hand and pressing up on his neck hard. When pulling guard from that position, try to trap an arm with your legs (like a triangle) because it will make the guillotine super tight and hard to escape, and if they get out you will still have a triangle set up.

    Now on super huge guys it is even hard to pull that off because of the possibility that they will base up and put a ton of weight on your neck with their shoulder to escape. Something that I've had pretty good success with is to pull guard on their ARM and wrap your legs around it like you would for the "lockdown" half guard. Apply the guillotine the same way and they should be unable to use their hugeness to escape.
     
  8. brolli

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    man this forum needs a moderator
     
  9. brolli

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    bumping this. people have got to have more questions than this.
     
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    what's your favorite guard pass?
     
  12. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    from half guard I like to insert my instep on their thigh and pry my other leg out. That will probably be around for as long as jiu jitsu is around.
     
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    after ending up in someones butterfly guard, I like to hold together their legs with my arms and jump my legs over to side mount
     
  14. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    there's a lot of guard passes, and a lot of guards. this is really a hard question
     
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    why dont i see more omoplatas used during fights. i know its pretty hard to utilize and can be easily reversed, but still, its still a :cool: sub. especially if u apply with the wrist lock
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    vitor belfort just used one to sweep someoen in cage rage. and also riggs used one to sweep lytle. they're out there. I just think people prefer to go for submissions that end fights more reliably.
     
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    floppycheif dirty boxing

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    Also something I found helpful when locking the guillotine, be aware of where your wrist is relative to the receiver's throat. I like to have the inside of my wrist(inside as in if you lay your are flat, the side of the wrist on the inside) anywhere on the trachea or adams apple.

    Btw as for the other question - 6'2
     
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    Rommel friends forever

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    why do americans pronounce guillotine as gee o teen?
     
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    because that's the proper pronounciation of the word...french i believe

    like how 'herb' is pronounced 'erb'
     
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    I'm pretty sure double l is silent in most latin rooted languages including french which it originated from.
     
  21. It's the common pronunciation but actually incorrect. The l's were never meant to be silent.
     
  22. Mirwolf

    Mirwolf Im confused and so am I

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    Whats the best way of getting out of a spider guard?
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    you have to grab the pant leg and straighten your arm so that your opponents foot doesnt have anywhere to perch itself. and then you have to pin the legs, and pass. This is going to be way too hard to explain over the internet
     
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    :rofl: true
     
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    instead of making a new thread i guess i'll bump this one.

    what are the rules of tournament bjj? eg. no striking etc. ?
    i've only been training bjj for 2 months :hs:
    in one session i was rolling with one guy and he had me in his open guard and at one point he would kind of stick his foot on my chest and kind of push kick me enough to knock a little wind out. is this legal? :dunno:

    what are all the ways points are scored or taken away?


    also, what kind of training for bjj, if any, do you guys do if you are by yourself?

    great thread by the way
     

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