USING GRIPS TO SET UP AN ATTACK. BUILDING THE SKILL TO ACHIEVE THE NECESSARY GRIP.
Applying a grappling technique without any grip is practically impossible. Therefore, before to execute a grappling move, we need to establish a grip. However in the same time the grip serves for our opponent as a threat signal. So it is necessary to establish the grip in such fashion, so to avoid our opponent to read correctly our fighters intention.
Grips are established both with offensive and defensive purposes. If a fighter strives to establish grip first, this serves as a signal that this will be followed by an attack. If a fighter allows his opponent to establish his grip, and doesn’t goes for his own grip after, not showing any aggressive intentions, his opponent usually doesn’t expect attack. If a fighter is physically stronger than his opponent, he uses strength to climb to his grip. Another way to establish the desired grip is to establish different grip first, and after, in an appropriate moment, to move his grip to the desired one. Sometimes fake grips can be implemented – as a result, while the opponent fights to escape it, moves the grip to the desired one from our fighter.
Achieving certain grip, sometimes comes with the problem to get free from some opponents grip, otherwise he will detain execution of the technique. It is necessary to force him in such a position, so his own grip becomes uncomfortable to start an attack or defense and the opponent will be forced to change his grip himself. Option is to move his grip to other less comfortable for him spot or free from his grip using rapid push or pull, or punch off his hand, body, leg etc.
If it is necessary for us the opponent not to change his grip, if it is comfortable for the attacking fighter, so he have to create impression that we want to free ourselves from his grip, separating from our opponent the gripped body part or pull it (most often pulling hands down in stand-up grappling)... Read full article with practical tips on www.board.fightclubbullyteam.com
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