MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos - View Single Post - Takedown Defense
View Single Post
post #9 of (permalink) Old 08-02-2007, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
MMA fighter
Kin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 643
Originally Posted by wukkadb
To me it sounds like your stating the obvious but trying to put it into a lot of words making it sound complicated and advanced. Basically what you're saying is don't move straight back, but move to the side? To me it just seems like you have no formal training, have never wrestled, and don't know what it's like to actually grapple with someone. I use this "angle and pop" method vs my little brother all the time, but it only works vs him, because his shoot is terrible and I'm way bigger, stronger, and faster than him. If you were to try your method vs an experienced wrestler you would get taken down probably every time.
You'd get half-credit if you at least interpreted the footwork correctly.

I didn't even say move to the side. I said to move back, at a diagonal angle. Sideways doesn't work. But still, you missed a very important point, which I tried to stress. You ALSO shove your opponent's head away with stiff arms.

It's a shame that, to you, it seems I have no training. But then again, considering your other deductions so far, I shouldn't take it too personally.

I have a submission wrestling class available to me 3 times a week, though I usually only go to it on monday and wednesday. I do judo on sundays.

You're right about one thing, though. I have never wrestled -- in the highschool wrestling sense.

EDIT: also, I'm not trying to make anything sound advanced. What I am trying to do is to be thorough in my description, and cover as much as possible. But in the future, I'll do my best to be more concise since my posting has been almost gratiutously long as of late.

Highly opinionated but out of touch with the current MMA scene.

Support my FB athlete page!

Watch my 7th pro fight here

Watch my "Bare Knuckle" Boxing match here

Last edited by Kin; 08-02-2007 at 06:16 PM.
Kin is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome