Thursday, June 30, 2011
DSTRYR/SG EXCLUSIVE: CATCH-AS-CATCH-CAN REAR SINGLE LEG PICK - PART 1 of 3.
There are a few things, as a grappler, that you should avoid doing at all costs. Examples: (1) mad dogging or otherwise irritating Rickson Gracie; (2) taunting Karl Gotch about how "pain compliance gimmicks" are stupid when you have him in the body triangle (or any other position); (3) ignoring Shinya Aoki's hammerlock. Those are only a few that come to mind right now.
Here's another one- lying prone on your chest with your legs exposed around a catch wrestler. These guys will shred your ligaments and/or tendons 5 ways from Sunday. Maybe you're wondering how they'll get you down to the ground with all your junior varsity, almost-a winning-record, background. Here's how - check out our resident catch wrestling coach, Martin Roy (of Ville Émard Catch Wrestling, Montreal, Quebec), taking us through a rear single leg variation from being underhooked followed by several nasty submission options.
This is a great sequence employing a technique BJJ'ers don't use very often (but should). What's even better is that it's Part 1 of a series of 3 for the position. Thanks, Roy. We anxiously await the sequels!