Week 4 Quiz

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  1. Eric M March 5, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I studied this a bunch and Unit 22 does reinforce that the first thing you do is “Connect your hip” …then you move to secure the punching arm. I am “NOT” meaning to be disrespectful or dictate which answer is correct. Because my performance and your trust in me is paramount, I am simply appealing to you that Unit 22 video begins by emphasizing the hip, prior to the punch. This means a lot to me so as long as you are confident in my studying, I will have to suck up the fact that the test called for a different response. Ugh!

  2. David L March 6, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Yes, I was thinking hip connection too so they couldn’t break posture should be the first thing. I thought the 2nd question was also tricky because I thought if you connect the hip fast enough then it would be hard to pull the head down. A little tricky quiz this week, but at least I’ll remember the technique even if I did answer incorrectly.

  3. Brian J March 6, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Hey gentlemen, I understand what you’re saying, but this weeks lesson had to do with posture already broken and being concerned about punches.

    I especially enjoyed the reminder about tucking our elbow close to our bodies to build the “shelf” to use the legs and posture to get the shoulder lock versus trying to push their arm up their back.

  4. John F March 7, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    I also feel The question could have been better worded. Simply calling this a self-defense situation is a bit ambiguous. Because anytime someone grabs you in a headlock it is a self-defense situation. Something about unlocking the hands and attempting to punch would have been clearer.

  5. Carl C March 9, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    The importance of connecting yer hips to theres and trapping arm to prevent from being punched is huge, also i like the hip lift slam and headlock escape when yer posture is broken down

  6. Jeff W March 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Incorrectly answered ‘connecting to the hip’ too guys. Don’t feel bad. lol We’ll probably remember the correct answer better as a result.

  7. Andrew P March 10, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    Realizing when it’s important to transition from the first defense we learned to the second. If your posture is broken down sufficiently, don’t try to fight back to regain it. Use the throw we learned.

  8. Juan M March 10, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Yeah… I was going to lawyer up and fight the last one too, and now this one… hehehe.

  9. Joshua W March 11, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Biggest takeaway for this unit is learning the self defense for the headlock, stepping in simultaneously. I usually react after, but this drill can help me not be too many steps behind :)

  10. Jason G March 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    I was thinking hip first as well, but we got the whole ‘trick question’ thing with self-defense thrown into the question, along with the week’s theme being dealing with punches like Brian was saying. This definitely reminds me of those initial lessons back in the 90’s. My cousins in San Diego went to a couple Fabio Santos classes and when I would visit them we would practice this very thing. Invariably we found ourselves jumping on each other’s necks from behind for a surprise attack and the ‘victim’ would immediately have (1) broken posture, (2) hips away from the attacker, and (3) have boxing glove punches rained on his face.

    We first had to deal with the punches and catch them, which in hindsight, after Henry’s lessons, I realize that we were getting our hips connected to the attacker almost simultaneously. Both are essential, but as Henry explained in the question explanation, ‘The number one priority in a fight is to stay safe and not take any damage.’ No sense in focusing on only connecting hips when we could get knocked out. But know that you can close tighter and connect hips while focusing on catching the punches and protecting our brains. It was different from headlock only where we just connected hips, not worrying about punches.

    I definitely welcome these ‘tricky’ types of questions which trigger great discussion like we’re having guys. Im learning from picking an ‘incorrect’ answer and reflecting on why the other answer is ‘more correct.’ We’re less apt to forget this now.

    Happy training everyone.

  11. Jonathan H March 14, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I also got confused by #1 because I thought it referred to having your posture being broken and blocking partner’s knee before going into takedown :)

  12. Jeffrey B July 2, 2018 at 5:38 am

    I immediately felt better reading how many of us got hips v punch wrong. Onward and upward.

  13. Timothy E July 6, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Yeah, definitely learned to control the arm before connecting the hip. Oops!

  14. Andrew C July 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    I struggled with question one a bit myself, more so than previous weeks. Remember Henry’s jiu jitsu is conceptual not iterative. True last week we were working keeping maintaining posture. This week our concept is self defense and stay safe. The headlock was established. Good concept

  15. Christian S August 2, 2018 at 5:06 am

    I highly appreciate the way of protecting the neck from headlock in the basic clinch position.

  16. Jeff C January 3, 2019 at 8:31 am

    As the headlock is the most common hold in a street fight. Knowing how to defend it and come out on top is a great tool to have. Just the little details you provide helps a great deal.

  17. Brannon C February 18, 2019 at 3:16 am

    My biggest takeaway is how important it is to be able to flow from one situation to another, especially if you are unable to put yourself in an optimal position initially.

  18. Michael B April 4, 2019 at 7:46 am

    My biggest takeaway is the ability to execute a throw if you are unable to maintain posture. In any fight scenario, you need more than just Plan A!

  19. Jose B C April 29, 2019 at 7:26 am

    What I’ve learned is never get your face get punched.

  20. Dragon D May 7, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Secure the punching arm first is my biggest takeaway.

  21. Nathan A December 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    You might want to change the wording of the first question, it’s unclear and technically wrong. I’m not worried abiut punches if my posture is broken ;)

  22. Gerald S July 10, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Biggest takeaway for this unit is learning the self defense for the headlock with Punches

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