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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

FEATURED CONTENT: UNDERHOOK THIS! CACC TAKEDOWNS FROM THE UNDERHOOK TIE-UP.

Yeah, grapplers, that Big John Studd, a master of the double underhook suplex.
For those of use who live in the US, we've just come off a long Memorial Day weekend.  BBQ's and beer were had in bountiful amounts.  And, even though I should be well rested (given the extra day off), this Wednesday seems to have come at entirely the wrong time.  There's work to be done both on and off the mat and, I, personally, am dragging.  And, what better way to getter over myself than to watch my good friend and D/SG resident CACC coach, Martin Roy (Ville Émard Catch Wrestling-RAF, Montreal Quebec), drill some sweet takedowns and throws off the underhook tie-up position?  The answer is there is no better way (but, the question was rhetorical).

That's what's happening.  I'm sitting here in Los Angeles in 80 degree weather whining about not getting enough sleep and being employed, and Martin's banging out badass exclusive content for us in Montreal, despite the record breaking civil unrest and protests going on in his city.

So, check it out.  It was made custom, just for us. And, if you want to know why this is Catch and not collegiate or folk-style wrestling or something else, we have two words for you - settle down.  We know the techniques overlap and it's hard for any discipline to claim one or another.  And, that's what makes Martin's techniques so interesting - they are entirely rooted in the disciplines of  CACC and Sambo (i.e., he has no real BJJ or wrestling upbringing).   
 

11 comments:

  1. i see a clear path to the back and an RNC in his future. This technique is nice, but you don't really get that lackadaisical leaning in on each other in clinch in bjj. you wouldn't be able to chill and stretch out for a leg.

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    1. Broba, in my honest and educated opinion, I believe these guys are practicing techniques that are more gi/kurtka applicable. In the case of the 'clinch' as you put it, this is known as the over-under/chest-chest position. I've never slapped a leg unless I knew my opponent was going to throw me. Secondly you can see from their positions alone that their intentions are obviously being telegraphed. Lastly a much safer and preferable choice of mine from those positions is rather than fake a leg attack into a half-hearted throw, is to secure a FHL and bring him to the mat that way.

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  2. Once underhooked you clamp his arm to your ribs, and drag his weight down, to get control and safe access to the leg pick.Explains the "leaning".
    After working this 3-4 times it became a go to move, try it!

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  3. Memorial day not presidents day. Right?

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    1. Haha. My bad. Dude, I always forget those. Thanks.

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  4. That shoulder throw takedown at the beginning is done with the arm trapped tight, and I can attest to the difficulty of taking someone's back when they do this with a strong forward movement (like a powerful hip flex, or dropping to the knees). I believe that outside trip with a leg pick, though, has a problem. When you drop your right arm while doing an outside leg pick, you're leaving your opponents torso to lean forward while his right arm still has his underhook. He could maintain this lean and counter with his own outside leg trip, just by sweeping back against your sweeping leg.

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    1. What they need to do is stop with the music and start teaching!

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  5. Big John Studd ftw.

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  6. I agree on the Outside trip/Leg pick thing, I actually mention its risky in the footage(in french).
    The timing must be perfect, while having a good control on opponent.
    Risky, but still a fun throw, we were working on different options from same setup.

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  7. Where did Martin Roy do his Sambo training? Nice stuff!

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