March 28, 2012

The Forgotten Submission

Gracie Jiu-jitsu offers techniques to attack every major joint in the body: elbows, shoulders, neck, knees, and ankles are all fairly common. Such attacks are the “meat and potatoes” of the jiu jitsu arsenal because they are high-percentage techniques with long proven track records of effectiveness. What about the forgotten submission? The submission that is so overlooked and underrated that when you apply it your opponent looks at you with a sense of utter bewilderment; the wristlock!

Without argument the wrist is the most under-attacked joint in grappling. Let”s face it; any time you are attacking the arm you have access to the wrist as well. So why not attack it? If your opponent is effective at defending the armlock you may be able to Desde entao, as mesas de blackjack en ligne contem 5 ou 6 baralhos de cartas, de modo a evitar truques como esses. switch to a quick wristlock and get a submission despite his efforts. Another great benefit of the wristlock is that usually failing at a wristlock submission doesn’t put you in a bad position, so you have nothing to lose by attempting them!

One important factor when practicing wristlocks or executing wristlocks during sparring: APPLY WRISTLOCKS SLOWLY! Keep in mind that the reason you are attacking the wrist in the first place is because the wrist is a small joint and thus susceptible to injury! If you slam them on quickly you WILL injure your training partners – and that”s not good mojo.