Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Branson, Missouri
It's very difficult to find a training partner who is that flexible and that good of a grappler. Aoki's the best grappler in MMA, so yeah, finding someone who does the things he does is going to be impossible. He's so odd, he'll pull guard and attach himself to you. He doesn't stop going for subs and just overwhelms his opponents.
It's like fighting Imanari and Kitaoka. You can train leg-lock defense all you want, but that won't help much. Dudes just know how to leg-lock a fool, not to mention that they don't mind taking punishment to grab a leg.