Thursday, April 19, 2012
MORE ATTACKS ON THE TURTLE: A LOCK FLOW OF NASTY SUBS FROM PHUKET.
Just like you, we love the smell of brutality in the morning. Smells like ... victory. Don't get all indignant and high n' mighty on us. We both know that some Jiu Jitsu is more beautiful than others. That inverted lasso sweep you get on your 13-year old sister is a thing or beauty. That kimura you force on the one morbidly obese 50-year old blue belt at the academy (after a 6 minute grudge match), not so much. Still it's all part of the Arte Suave and is has it's own kind of intrinsic value, right?
The twister, the banana split and the calf crusher. All 3, rooted in principles of BJJ as well as Catch Wrestling and probably many other grappling arts. They are brutal and painful submissions. I happen to think they are a little meaner and gnarlier than others, but that's just my humble opinion. These subs are not part of my repertoire, but after watching this great clip of Prof. Rodrigo Praxedes (Robson Moura faixa preta) of good ol' Phuket Top Team (practically our blood brothers now), I believe they definitely should be. Time to learn a sweet lockflow starting from your opponent's turtle.