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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. 

8 comments:

  1. no love for 10th planet and basically eddies whole game?

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    1. Much respect for 10th Planet. Perhaps I should have made reference to Eddie and his system. The influence seems obvious re the Twister, since Eddie really perfected it (to my knowledge).

      The B-Split and Calf Crusher are classic Catch and Japanese Shooto subs though that pre-date 10th Planet. Plus, I'd like to think Praxedes' flow here has some of his own (and his coach's) flare and style as well.

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    2. Dstryr, I'm going to venture to guess most people visiting this site are well aware this is a huge part of Eddie's repetoire; its also refreshing that you and OP arent a part of the crowd that believes he invented this series of techniques. However it seems whenever someone references the "twister" or any variation of it ultimately someone else complains that Eddie isnt being given enough credit; honestly its one of the most annoying institutions (thats right, people complaining Eddie not getting enough credit on the twister is actually an institution its so common at this point)in BJJ/Grappling. You do a great job of giving credit where credit is due so please feel free of the obligation of having to pander to this phenomena. Eddie's a damn master and I doubt he'd want anyone whining over this on his behalf.

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    3. Just looking out brohammer; Dstryrsg is highly recommended reading material where I coach.

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  2. As DSTRYR stated above it all goes back to catch. We love Eddie and his system but most people don't realize the early version of his system was called Dark Planet Catch Wrestling (Google it). Check out old catch books from the turn of the century, practically every move or submission used currently can be found there. And I like all of you, group hug...

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    1. Dark Planet Catch Wrestling was Eddie's way of mocking Josh Barnett, after getting into a debate about BJJ vs Catch / the use of the Guard in MMA, on the Underground forums a few years back. Eddie does not respect Catch, but will pick what he wants from it and come up with a stupid new name for each technique.

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