Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Select Techniques to finish an opponent

This is by far not an easy task. 

To outsmart your opponent ,think a few moves ahead and snare him in a position where he has no option but to tap or sleep.
but how do we achieve this?. Sure when practicing a technique with a willing partner we can do this over and over but when we have a resisting partner it becomes a little harder.
what i found over the years of training is this .
It comes down to  timing , reaction , anticipation and the ability to execute move,s in combination,s .
Example. one of the basic combinations taught at most schools is armlock , omoplata , triangle, back to armlock, This combination in my opinion is one of the best to learn at white belt stage and maintain it throughout the ranks each time drilled you will find this embeding in your muscle memory , drill this with different body types and levels then try apply it when sparring .

One question and answer session i saw with royler gave me a great understanding of this basic concept, a brown belt asks royler "how often should i practice the basic armlock " royler replies "i been a black belt for over 20 years and i still practice it daily " summed it up for me.......

Hope this makes sense.


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