Dutch, you were just shown this for learning purposes. Your instructor knew long before you asked him that this is not the best execution style. However, I think it's very important that no one should get the idea that just because a form is shown with weak control
it should be done live the same way.
I would like to see people trying to push the elbow with me on top in a high mount position... It would be nice to see someone succeeding on it.
I agree, it would be nice if people actually learned how to defend instead of just attack, attack, attack. It would easily make them twice as good.
Once you get the high mount and the elbows are not tucked you've got your whole body to prevent "uke" from using his elbows.
Loudenvier, do you think it's some kind of kata? In kata there is uke. Here, there is no uke. Therefore, the preferable escape depends on whatever you decide to do on top. There is one for every situation. Done without pressure, as Dutch is showing, there is not just one or two escapes, there are half a dozen.
Only if you don't apply pressure does it allow them to escape the way you said.
Dutch clearly is not applying any pressure in this video.
These techniques are perfectly doable at the highest level and you can find a few instances of Saulo Ribeiro doing just that.
Saulo Ribeiro happens to recommend low grapewine mount for mount control and maintenance. Besides, I have been doing what Dutch showed here, BUT WITH PRESSURE to a whole lot of people. Not all of them were incompetent.
Listen, we all know the only way to properly learn a technique is to drill it in the backyard with a sibling. :)
I know that. Gracies will probably agree with you. So will the Machados. Weird, isn't it?
This post has been edited by WBWAndering: 20 December 2012 - 10:37 AM