Sunday, May 03, 2009

Never, ever use the hand

Great quote RE: escaping the rear position in BJJ:
“You never, ever use your hand because the hand is the proof that your body is not in the right spot.” Saulo Ribeiro
Saulo Ribeiro is the most aiki-like, the most ideally judo-like of all the BJJ instructors that I've seen much of. Saulo is always preaching things like, “You don't want to fight against his strength,” and, “If he gets you in this position, accept it and go with it instead of fighting there.”
I have thoroughly enjoyed watching and re-watching Saulo's Revolution DVDs that a friend loaned me. I would highly recommend this set for the BJJ or judo afficionado – or even for the aikido guys wanting to broaden their concept of what is real aiki.
Patrick Parker, is a Christian, husband, father, judo and aikido teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: or phone 601.248.7282
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