TheMightyMcClaw's Mighty McVideos

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by TheMightyMcClaw, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. TheMightyMcClaw

    TheMightyMcClaw Dashing Space Pirate

    So, I posted these on another thread, aaaaand.... no one commented on them. Being the desperate, attention seeking child I am, I decided to give them a thread of their very own. These are all of me fighting at my first BJJ tournament.

    You recognize me by my golden hair, wrestling shoes, and either ill-fitting gi or bicycle shorts and nerdy tshirt.

    [ame=]First Gi Fight[/ame]
    The footage switches between my fight and that of another fighter from my club.

    [ame=]Second Gi Fight[/ame]
    This one amuses me.

    [ame=]First No Gi Fight[/ame]
    My very favorite fight.

    [ame=]Second No Gi Fight[/ame]
    Most of this one is missing, sadly. But it was a good fight.

    [ame=]No Gi Finals[/ame]
    Wherein I am completely, utterly, mercilessly destroyed.

    I won three out of five fights - not bad in my opinion. I generally did alright, aside from the no gi finals.
    I've got another tournament tomorrow, hopefully I can get videos of that one too.
  2. onyomi

    onyomi 差不多先生

    I don't know enough about Brazilian Spider Boxing to venture any serious criticism, but it looks like it's well on its way.

    I like the post-roll hug. It's the little things that show your partner you care. ;)
  3. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    thanks for sharing bro and good work
  4. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    Well done bro. Well done.

    The first no Gi fight you had some good stuff going on there.
    I especially like the throw at 1:00... nice... could use some polish on the decisiveness but you still got it and it worked.

    The armbar was a nice way to close that one out. :)

    Thanks for posting.

    PS.. your legs look long enough that you could easily figure 4 some of these guys while they're in your guard. Everytime they exhale - tighten it up... you can work some interesting things from that. :D
  5. Connovar

    Connovar Banned Banned

    Nice job. Keep up the good work!
  6. TheMightyMcClaw

    TheMightyMcClaw Dashing Space Pirate

    Hmm... I asked the promoter beforehand, and he said body triangle from the back wasn't allowed. Is it not considered a spinal lock from the guard?
    And yes, I was very proud of that throw. ^_^

    I'm glad you appreciated the hug. I also tended to ask my opponent "how's it going?" at the beginning of each fight. Although, I must say, the guy after the first no gi match doesn't really look like he wants to hug me.
  7. JayKayD

    JayKayD Meet my friend PAIN!

    You seem to give your back very easily, although few of your opponants capitalised on it luckily. Mostly it seemed to come from them slipping out of your kesa-gatame (scarf hold).
  8. TheMightyMcClaw

    TheMightyMcClaw Dashing Space Pirate

    I had another tournament this past saturday (no gi only), and the exact same thing happened. I had a scarfhold, and he (I think I managed to stand up the fight instead of losing it). I wonder, why is that hold so popular as a pin in judo? I like how many submissions come from it, but I have a hard time holding someone down in one.
  9. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    Try using kuzure-kesa-gatame. Replace the hook around the head+neck with an underhook on the far arm. a bit less stable in terms of weight distribution but it works a lot better in no-gi.
  10. Connovar

    Connovar Banned Banned

    Frankly I am very surprised you havent been shown why you should use the modified scarf hold instead. In two different schools (one sub wrestling and the other BJJ) it was one of the earliest things we were taught about. Doing the unmodified scarf hold was like screaming "take my back" Who is your bjj school affiliated with ...Gracie, Alliance etc etc ??

    Maybe its just a regional thing. There are lots of counters to it which make it difficult to hold. I believe the Gracie self defense book has a number of counters in it because it was often occurring in the street. Anyway good luck and keep on rolling......... :)
  11. JayKayD

    JayKayD Meet my friend PAIN!

    I think the main difference in Judo is that they are wearing a gi so its easier to hold on to and harder for them to slip out. Even with a gi though im not a big fan of it, although i have rolled with some people that have quite a solid kesa-gatame pin but they tended to be a lot bigger than me.

    Also, why do you wear shoes? surely they restrict your feet a little bit?
  12. TheMightyMcClaw

    TheMightyMcClaw Dashing Space Pirate

    No, I have indeed been told to use the hook under the arm instead of the head at my BJJ class. I've just been kind of foolish. In the video above I landed in that position from the hip throw, so I couldn't really switch, but at my last tournament, there was no legitimate excuse.

    As for the shoes, I'm still deciding on whether or not I like them better than rolling barefoot. My main worry is getting a toe bent back while rolling around (it's happened before, and it's very unpleasant), and I've been told they help with stability. I think I'll do my next tournament sans-shoes, and see if it feels like it's making a difference.

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