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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by americanfighter View Post
Hey guy I was just thinking about BJJ for self defense. I know its a great style but the problem is that once the teeth become a factor a large percentage of their moves go out the window. what subs do you guys know of that would be effective on the street.

the only ones I can think of right off the top of my head.

Knee bar
heel hook
rear naked choke.
maybe kamura depending on the clothes you wearing.
alligator choke (from guard your right leg across his left ear and back of head his right arm in his neck and press head down.)

what can you think of?
BJJ is plenty effective on the street if you actually know what you are doing. I think that's the main factor in using it for self defense. It's the same with any martial art though, if you don't know what you are doing it wouldn't be all that effective.

I can think of plenty of subs that would be effective on the street....

Just to name a few off that I could see using:

knee bar
heel hook
toe hold
straight ankle lock
calf slicer

key lock
100% lock
omo plata
straight arm lock
wrist locks

arm triangle
peruvian neck tie
10 finger guillotine
forearm choke
monson choke

Those are just a few different moves I can think of right off the top of my head that would be effective on the street. Bjj is all about position and if you can position yourself right for all these subs it's going to be impossible for some newb that knows no better to stop you from tearing him apart.

As far as your comment about the teeth coming into play and becoming a factor...go ahead and let me catch you in an bite and I torque on that arm and let's see who ends up on the worse end of that exchange. Unless you've got rabies I'm gonna go home with a small bite mark (as much as you can bite before you beging screaming in pain from having your arm snapped) while you are going to the hospital to have your arm put back together. Just about any arm lock that might put you close enough to get bit is going to inflict far more damage than a bite ever could.
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