On the flower sweep, again to be fair this is a demo of how to sub someone after a failed flower sweep. If RJD used action and reaction to make the sweep work, he couln't teach the actual intended techniques. I imagine this is why uke sat in a strong neutral position.
Points 2, I note that poor grip is not a deal breaker. The majority of the work is done by the legs and hips. I have fought guys with legs like tree trunks that totally fill their trousers and still been able to execute such techniques.
Points 3-4 semantics
Point 6, the omoplata looks a tad loose and the arm needs more bend and more drive down.
So overall, like I said, there are a few minor bits n pieces. However, trying to completely destroy this guy is really unfair and cyber bullying. There are so many crap demos on the net to pick on. Looking at RJD's they are ok. The no-gi scarf hold to armlock is particularly nice, I've learned that before at Gracie Barra.
Regarding the second technique, my point was not that it's impossible from there, but it's more complex than just moving your hips.
And if it is for beginners, it's a bit pointless. It's a bit like trying to teach beginners judo with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWKP5jlItIk
edit: Bomberh - The point about flower sweeps is that they're easy to stuff by shifting your body weight, you have to do them well in order to get your opponent to commit to putting their hand on the mat, which gives you the options to work off. Either way, this is just my opinion etc etc I'm not claiming to be the omnipotent flower sweep master.
Last edited by jackmcd; 10-12-2010 at 10:29 AM.
I have done randori with the legendary Haku Michigami (Judo 9th dan), when he was in his 70's. It was great practise, but could never safely be done under shiai (contest) conditions.
LOL@ a blue belt trying to correct a purple belts technique the way you made out I thought you were a brown or black belt pmsl NEXT...
I'ts better to burn out than fade away!
I don't think it is that outlandish for a lower grade to note weaknesses in a higher grades game. Especially when we are talking blue to purple, where the difference in knowledge might not be that different.
Sloppy technique is sloppy technique. As I stated, it's my opinion and I stand by it.