Jun 28, 2008

Common BJJ Mistakes + Reader Contribution Time!


I stumbled on another pair of videos by Submissions101 regarding common mistakes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu-

Common Mistakes in BJJ #1

http://revver.com/video/338578/common-jiu-jitsu-mistakes/

Common Mistakes in BJJ #2

http://revver.com/video/472831/common-jiu-jitsu-mistkes-2/

Video #1: Position Before Submission


Americana From Guard Top
-No leverage, and opens you up to a number of submissions and reversals.

Pushing Up From Mount Bottom
-Armbar. Duh.

Being Too Stiff On Mount Top
-You worked so hard to get that mount- Don't waste it by being too stiff and getting Upa'd like a 2 week white belt.

Not Having The Hooks In For RNC
-No control of the legs = Lots of escapes available.


Video #2: Breathe, Relax, and Don't Cross Those Feet


Holding Your Breath
-Unless you like being tired and easily reversed, breathe and don't be so stiff.

Crossing The Ankles
-It's a little embarrassing to get tapped out when you have the back. It's kind of surprising how many people still do this.

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Sure, this is all basic, meant for beginners and whatnot, but it got me thinking:

READER RESPONSE TIME!

What is the most embarrassing/funniest thing you've ever been tapped out by?


Here's mine:

I was scraped in the eye while trying to escape from an inverted triangle.
Scraped by stiff, recently cut leg hair. God that was painful.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

a double armbar. -_-

Punch Kick Choke said...

Hey now, getting caught in a double armbar is nothing to be ashamed of. :)

Dave said...

I tapped from the bottom of half-guard. Guy on top extended his legs for the semi-lame ankle lock. I had no idea what was going on.

Punch Kick Choke said...

Wait, what? Did he have a double triangle (Lockdown) on you?

Blair said...

Someone in my class once tapped because the guy he was fighting farted on his face while applying a triangle from full mount.