8/17/2012

My favourite submission in the Judo Olympics 2012

Many people, especially in the jiu jitsu community noticed developments in the ground game portion of the Judo Olympics 2012 in London. There were a number of chokes and armbars that ended fights, and I even recall seeing an oma plata attempted by an Austrian male judoka.

My favourite however, was a reverse triangle in the female under 52kg division.


When you look at how the situation went, it just goes to show that your ground tactics should be something else than laying face down on the ground after a failed throw attempt. The lady doing the submission gets it in easily, goes to her side to adjust it and comes back on top to finish it by holding her opponent's leg.

Here is what it looked like as a sequence

 "LOCKING THE TRIANGLE"


"FINISHING THE TRIANGLE"


8/16/2012

Pattern of naming a fight wear company

Sometimes I see a pattern in the way new fight wear or bjj gear companies (especially new ones) come up with their brand names. If you need to start one, just follow this formula:

1. Think of a grappling move such as Kimura(wear), X-guard, Reversal, Clinchgear, Tapout, Sprawl, Scramble, Ezekiel, Submission FC, Da Firma and Grab and Pull did...If you can't think of any move to step 2. (Don't go with anything too specific like front head lock or reverse de la riva guard)

2. Think of something animal (especially dog) related such as Bull Dog, Bull Terrier, Black Eagle, Panda, Gameness, Killer Bee, Dragao, Gorilla, Golden Tiger..if can't think of any animal besides "Cow", go to step three

3. Make it sound "Japanese" or "Brazilian" like Fuji, Hayabusa, Faixa Rua, Da Firma, Hakai, Isami, Keiko Raca, Kasakura, Ronin, Tatami, Fushida, Atama and Albino & Preto. If you don't know Portuguese, Japanese, or Google Translator, go to step 4.

4. Just put your name on it: Padilla & Sons, Howard, Machado Kimonos, Graciegear, Kyra Gracie, Ouano



If you can't think of anything so far, name it something weird like Shoyoroll or Contract Killer