BONUS: The Kickstand when dealing with the Seatbelt Grip

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  1. John K April 12, 2018 at 3:22 pm


    Not sure this would work on high level guys. Let’s be honest, if I did it to you You’d find a way to tap me. These animals here at M. Garcia’s in NYC LOVE when their opponent falls to the opponent’s ‘good side’ they actually prefer it.

  2. John D April 12, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Not Henry, but as I see it the key with this is you get to dictate which side you will fall too. If you thought you were really good at defending and escaping the choke side and your opponent was really good at attacking from the ‘weak’ side, you could put yourself to that side. I agree that some of the ‘modern’ bjj players are almost better at the ‘weak’ side because if they are very well trained they have more options.
    But here you are in a bad position, I’d think that 90% of the time, particularly in a fight, you’d want to force it to the ‘weak’ side. Some guys where I train are good at attacking from the weak side, but I still prefer to project myself in that direction hard and try to get my shoulders to the mat, sometimes I have to push their forehead to free the shoulder cause they are usually keeping their head in a good position, with their chin on the shoulder.

  3. Cameron Q December 26, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    These days is it fair to say guys are wanting to fall to the underhook side, especially when working on the Danaher style attacks. Gordon Ryan and his team 100% of the time go to the underhook side it seems. Is there a tweak to ensure the top side choke rm can’t consolidate the position when we have fallen to the underhook (Danaher preferred) side?

  4. Henry A February 8, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Hey John K, the kickstand address a specific problem of falling to the side of the choking arm. It doesn’t prevent someone of much higher level tapping you. It makes it so that they will probably have to transition to another attack so obviously it’s important for you to understand what they might transition to and have an option to deal with it then. It’s definitely harder for them to get the RNC when you fall away from the choking arm

  5. Henry A February 8, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Cameron.. getting your head to the proper side once you fall to the “weak” side is what really prevents the choke, I agree a lot of guys still get choked falling to the weak side because they don’t understand head fighting

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