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Crease13 commented on a post in r/bjj
Crease13 1 point

You should look for/expect the tap when applying a submission. - in training I aim to tap my partner not hurt them. And as such it is my fault (most of the time) if I ‘miss’ their tap.

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TrowMeFarAway 1 point

It’s your own journey and you shouldn’t rely on coaches to hand hold you through each belt.

Why shouldn’t I rely on coaches to help me progress? Coaches see things I’m doing I would never notice!

Crease13 1 point

The key word is rely.

As a coach - my job is to create an environment conducive to progress. And offer guidance when needed.

We’re just here to provide the framework. Jiu jitsu is a very personal endeavor. You should RELY only on yourself.

realcoray 1 point

Can they not sprawl out of the shin grab?

I agree completely that you need to control their movement to avoid all the things you talked about. I capture their leg without involving my underhook arm though. Most of the time, I can simply curl up and overhook it with my top side leg.

Look at 1:45 in the video. If you get that far, just bring that top leg and overhook and pull the inside leg in, skipping all of the interim step to grab the shin.

Now, there are situations which I do need to block the leg I want to overhook, but what I do is reach through with my bottom hand and hold the ankle still so that I can overhook. This is often something I do as someone passes and we're spinning as they try to solidify and I try to recompose, but also once people get wise to the straight overhook game, they are more careful with that inside leg.

Crease13 1 point

I use the other hand inside the legs too like you mentioned.

I also use the legs by themselves to capture the foot. With no shin grab.

I think the important detail is to grab the shin, whether with your hands or your knees.

I can get from bottom to top without using the half guard with this technique though - I stand by it and I use it and it’s variations every day.

Groovyswan 1 point

Congrats then sir!

Crease13 2 points

Thanks. Very welcome at ecjja or my gym ecjjabray when you visit.

I’m just an affiliate of Darragh’s school. Which I would recommend highly for a visit.

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Daegs 2 points

Seems like the Tozi / San Paulo / Wilson pass, right?

When those are taught, they talk a lot about the head not leaving the center line because it opens up the omoplata. Here, the head is going to the floor, what's preventing the omoplata? It looks available in reference to other instructionals on this pass

Crease13 2 points

I actually do teach the omoplata in defense to this pass. It’s common in nogi as well for the top guy to trap the arm. And while the omoplata doesn’t always lead to submission - it can make the top guy let go of the offending grip and return to center.

Personally I find that especially in the gi where i have his arm trapped under his lapel as in the video, I can keep him from creating an angle to the side. The tightness of his arm, shoulder and jacket inhibits the movement of the hips a bit.

Also when I sit to the side, I’m acutely aware of my balance (sometimes he can bump you to your back). I’m aware of the triangle and omoplata as well so hopefully have the jump on the guard player.

In my first few weeks of trying this it certainly went wrong a lot. But now I have a lot more success with this pass, having learned a bit from my mistakes

In my video - posted above - my brother is playing the guard. His right foot is very important for omoplata/triangle. I’m massively aware of that and will do my best to control it at all costs.

Without resistance it just looks like I explained above. But controlling his foot and then knee could be a battle alright. After that it’s easy sailing.

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DanTheWolfman 0 points

oh lordie please tell me you are somewhere overrun by dirtbags like Germany, or any number of countries that beg for America's help in keeping you safe and rely on our military to do so. Eat a dickess btw you dumb ignorant Fk to world history and to what it takes and how hard and damaging it is psychologically to kill someone. Yeah, downplaying that and what people have gone through is totally respectful. I doubt you have visited as many countries as I have, or lived life, or rescued people from bad situations, came to peoples aid during fights or accidents.

Crease13 2 points

I live in Ireland big man

DanTheWolfman 0 points

yeah, I think you have your own internal problems of pseudo religious factions using guns and Irish car bombs on each other with civilians being targeted, really for the cocaine smuggling going back to Delorean and before. Worry about that. When the drink named after your country is about your own terrorist groups blowing up civilians I don't think you get to criticize.

Crease13 1 point

You're not so up to date with your info there.

And only Americans ask for that drink.

You won't fool me, small balls.

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Crease13 commented on a post in r/bjj
Crease13 1 point

Sit to your bum and grab whichever leg you like with your feet.

Use your feet to help you scoot to your bum.

I grab their left leg so scoot to my left, onto my right hip. I use my left leg for knee shield and use my right leg between his knees and my right toes hooking the left shin.

If space is tight, or I'm tired and not standing up. This would be my choice. I think the knee judo is a little bit of a boring stalemate.

Hope it helps

fishNjits 1 point

Sorry, this is confusing me...

If I'm grabbing his left leg, isn't my right leg knee shield?

Crease13 1 point

Yeah sorry.

Looks like I confused myself too

fishNjits 1 point

What's the reasoning behind hitting the lower arm for the arm bar? It would seem to make more sense to get the arm that's being grabbed.

Crease13 1 point

My reasoning - whether right or wrong. Was to cup and peel the first elbow to remove the power from the choke (or just the squeeze on the jaw!) - before attaching the armbar.

The angle I'm left at afterwards suits an armbar on the other arm.

That was all I was thinking!

Darce_Knight 2 points

I tried this tonight against another brown belt and it worked like a charm the first time! Thank you so much!

Crease13 2 points

Haha delish!

_flateric 2 points

how well does this work with the Gi? I seem to get tangled up quite a bit.

Crease13 2 points

Not as well. As the choking arm is harder to get through all the way with collars and sleeves and friction in the way.

But in principle it works yes.

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artranscience 2 points

Haha, yes, forcing half is of course a very popular passing strategy. Maybe less so right now but it will rotate back into fashion. Then we, the Half Guard Army, will realize our true power...

Crease13 2 points

Half guard is the short back and sides of Jiu Jitsu. Timeless.

vladtep 3 points

Not always easy.

Crease13 2 points

Agreed. If they let me put it in for free - I will.

Someone who lets you put it in easy is either not very experienced in the top half guard. Or is setting you up for a trap!

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Crease13 commented on a post in r/bjj
Crease13 1 point

Everything's possible my friend.

Whether or not you will be the next Rafa Mendes or not doesn't matter. Just find an accommodating school, maybe enquire about a few private lessons if it's something you can manage.

Good luck!

BlueGlassMan 1 point

He mentions posting your head on your opponent's top shoulder. I've always been told to try and get my head under their chin. Is there an advantage for this head placement vs the other?

Crease13 2 points

I'm trying to bring his knees towards me and his shoulder and chest away. Think like a twister.

Although in reality - any head contact is good as it will allow me to lift my hips that extra bit.

Mayv2 1 point

This looks slick, but the majority of my opponents have their feet crossed/locked when in knee shield. How do you get around that?

Crease13 1 point

Try to hard sprawl you'd leg back to break the lock (this is difficult sometimes) and then do the wiper with your shin.

Alternatively wait, control and negate their attacks and pounce on an opening.

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VoiceofPrometheus 10 points

Don't roll with super big people. You will get injured.

Crease13 1 point


Crease13 15 points

relax, dont let your head get controlled, and dont eat that burrito pre training in early 2011

Crease13 commented on a post in r/bjj
Crease13 10 points

I do sometimes regret not looking after them when I was white/blue belt (when most of the damage was done)

But then I swiftly forget when I am mashing my lumpy ear into their chest as I ambush their weak guard with my superior pressure.

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