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In a calf crank the movement is in line with the foot-ankle-shin structure, while in the vaporizer it's not: this creates torque on the hip/knee/ankle joints, which is a movement pattern not found in a calf crank. This twisting motion is found instead in many other submissions such as the toe hold, heel hook, kimura and omoplata. You might think of the ...


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A calf slicer is a compression lock that crushes the calf muscle, and I've heard the terms "calf crush", "calf slicer", and "calf crank" all used interchangeably. At 2:00 of this video, Eddie Bravo describes the Vaporizer as a "toe hold slash calf crank, slash devastation...this one is very hard to resist." (Emphasis mine.) So there's an element of calf ...


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As for training, every solution you want to try should also take into consideration protective equipment. Specifically: For grappling, Cliff Keen makes an accessory to its headgear. I have tried it personally and it works fine, but it's quite hot. For striking, use a headband for bag/mitt work and shadow boxing, use your boxing headgear when sparring. ...


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Use an ear guard. That will hold your hair back



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