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Yes, it should be illegal just like grabbing your opponents shorts 36 56.25%
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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 08-27-2007, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Should holding your own shorts be illegal?

Well guys...should it? I think it should be, if you can't grab your opponents why should you be allowed to grab yours? Seems silly to me.



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Kos saved his ass by holding his shorts. This is a rediculous rule and should be illegal.
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Um nobody will tell me I can't grab my own shorts that's a bit too far. How the hell are you gonna keep from grabbing your OWN shorts. I'll touch my shorts if I want to. The reason they don't allow you to grab the other guys is because they don't wanna see people resorting to depantsing people to get out of submission or the clinch or whatever. You can grab your own shorts if you want, what does it hurt? They're your shorts, grab them if you want to. It would be stupid to make that illegal IMO.
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Only if they ban clasping your hands to avoid a submission, too.

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Um nobody will tell me I can't grab my own shorts that's a bit too far. How the hell are you gonna keep from grabbing your OWN shorts. I'll touch my shorts if I want to. The reason they don't allow you to grab the other guys is because they don't wanna see people resorting to depantsing people to get out of submission or the clinch or whatever. You can grab your own shorts if you want, what does it hurt? They're your shorts, grab them if you want to. It would be stupid to make that illegal IMO.
In no gi jiu jitsu it is illegal (I believe) to grab your own shorts because of reasons like what we saw: It makes some submissions nearly impossible to pull off like the Kimura.



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Kos saved his ass by holding his shorts. This is a rediculous rule and should be illegal.
I agree, it shouldn't be allowed.


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Um nobody will tell me I can't grab my own shorts that's a bit too far. How the hell are you gonna keep from grabbing your OWN shorts. I'll touch my shorts if I want to. The reason they don't allow you to grab the other guys is because they don't wanna see people resorting to depantsing people to get out of submission or the clinch or whatever. You can grab your own shorts if you want, what does it hurt? They're your shorts, grab them if you want to. It would be stupid to make that illegal IMO.
Not to get on you for it, but that was the longest argument, with absolutely zero reasoning, that I've ever seen.

Ok, so make grabbing your shorts legal but make everyone wear the tight Huerta shorts.... Do you really want that to happen? I didn't think so.


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Shorts-grabbing should be illegal both ways.

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Grabbing your own shorts is legal. If GSP could've moved into side mount (instead of settling into half-mount), he would have had the superior position to make the Kimura academic, regardless of any chosen apparel. It didn't make that big of a difference anyways, and I think arguing over it is splitting hairs and trying to make up infractions when it clearly isn't.

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Not to get on you for it, but that was the longest argument, with absolutely zero reasoning, that I've ever seen.

Ok, so make grabbing your shorts legal but make everyone wear the tight Huerta shorts.... Do you really want that to happen? I didn't think so.
Why can't you grab your own shorts? It's part of your body, so what if it makes a select few submissions a little bit harder to pull off. It's part of the game. Why can't I use my own body to prevent losing the fight? It would be stupid to make that illegal. I think I had good reasoning. You can't tell someone they can't grab their own shorts.
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