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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-16-2010, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by BearInTheClinch View Post
I'm guessing this is for the pure Grappling type competition as kneeing the body is probubly the best answer for this defence in Mixed?
Honestly, I've found that throwing the knees from the kneeling position is actually very problematic. In order to deliver a really crippling blow, you basically have to stand up. If you're quick, and your opponent is slow, you can make this work, but otherwise, it's pretty difficult to maintain pressure and (as a result) position control while throwing strikes with the knee.

I have had good sucess attacking the position low, going after the legs basically.
I do it a bit differently depending on what is in front of me as far as my opponent goes but I'll either try to wrap the far leg low and pressure his hips with my chest or the near leg and basically pressure his ass with my chest to force either him forward or the leg I have back so it is straight and move to crossbody depending on how he reacts, if he turns onto his back I'm basically there and if he just lays there as if he's going to try to reestablish his turtle I'll keep heavy on the straightned leg and try to roll him over myself
It's pretty late so I'm hoping I've described what I'm trying to describe, if not hopefully I can clear it up next time I post.
Both of these are pretty common attacks that I see from freestyle wrestlers, and there's a reason that they're common: they work.

A lot of the time, if you end up straightening his leg out, you're going to be working to pass from there, and that's fine, but I'd rather come up in side-control than come up with legs in front of me, which is why the attack revolves around the hips: so that you're coming up above the legs.

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