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Thread: Countering the over the top grip?

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    The problem is that if they are doing the over the top properly then your postures broken (or at least your fighting to keep your posture) meaning that going for a flying armbar would be almost impossible.

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    I agree it's not easy to do especially if it's on my crap side.
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    Don't allow them to get that grip in the first place.
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    I second flying armbar. Either that or seoi nage which is the throw i get caught with most as i take the over the top grip primarily

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    You say taller opponents so this may not be 100% relevant if you can't reach, but my old judo coach used to do this and he was 5ft 7 and I am 6ft. It put you off ever trying a top grip again.

    I was taught to lift your same side arm over the top of their arm anti-clockwise (outside of their arm) with your elbow almost pointing down and fist pointing in the air. You then smash your elbow downwards and posture upwards at the same time - This strips the grip and puts them off doing it again. It needs to be very quick move in the same manner as a sleeve grip break, snap the move.
    Last edited by LukeH; 09-03-2011 at 09:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeH View Post
    You say taller opponents so this may not be 100% relevant if you can't reach, but my old judo coach used to do this and he was 5ft 7 and I am 6ft. It put you off ever trying a top grip again.

    I was taught to lift your same side arm over the top of their arm anti-clockwise (outside of their arm) with your elbow almost pointing down and fist pointing in the air. You then smash your elbow downwards and posture upwards at the same time - This strips the grip and puts them off doing it again. It needs to be very quick move in the same manner as a sleeve grip break, snap the move.
    Hmmm might give this go next I'm on the mat

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