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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

WATCH A FLYING ARMBAR THAT'S SO LOW PERCENTAGE, WE GUARANTEE YOU'LL BE TRYING IT TONIGHT.

Onzuka Bro.s circa '95 (classic BJJ)
Definitely do not try this at home (or in the gym).  There are some techniques that go beyond what I like to call "boutique" and into the realm of outrageously impossible.  While they may look cool during a demonstration, they are so eccentric and difficult to achieve that they're just not worth attempting or spending a lot of time drilling.

I'm not talking about the tornado or helicopter sweeps or high-flying Sambo throws or any of those creative and very intricate gi tail chokes.  These are difficult to perfect for sure and they are best employed by a more experienced grappler with a solid foundation.  But, they actually work.  I'm talking the flying stuff.  Anything that requires jumping or platforming off of a dude's back or shoulder is probably not the best technique to concentrate on.  I'd forbid you to practice them, but I know you'd do it anyway.

The technique featured below is brought to us by some Gongkwon Yusul practitioners in South Korea.  It's what they are calling a "turning flying armbar" and it requires some kind of alley oop-type shoulder roll jump thing that has FAIL written all over it.  These guys are not training for competition, so I'm assuming this is meant as a self defense technique, which blows my mind.

On second thought, we do want you to try this at home and/or in rolling with your teammates.  Pull it off and Demolisher will eat his Keiko Raca.

12 comments:

  1. Immediately thought of this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWHVbqlo54w

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  2. Say what you will, that's impressive practicing on hardwood! haha!

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  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4LJ3e4Y2g

    This is closest thing to it ive seen done

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  4. If you think that is impressive/ridiculous you should see this, which include that armbar and so much more silliness:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjRpTNWv7dY

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  5. Your a bit harsh and hasty with the critisism I feel. This is a straight up Judo move, I've seen it pulled off in comps... I'll try and dig out a link.... and gongkwon love thier competitions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cf5hL1pJBn0

    Cheers
    Trav

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  6. Meh. Could be worse.

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  7. The sparring doesn't look much different to amateur MMA, but with bare fists and no wrestling. The arm bar looks stupidly easy but if I tried it I'd probably end up breaking my arm or his arm. or my head.

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  8. Wayland, I thought of the exact same clip and was about to post it here. international level judo and the move's almost identical. crazy.

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  9. http://www.dailymotion.pl/video/x1mttx_aoki-flying-armbar_sport

    check out the techique at 4: 00 ;)

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  10. damn vid wont work on iphone, couldnt u just use youtube like 99.9% of everyone else

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  11. Hey Anonymous - we are using YouTube. I think your phone is broken.

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