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Today we focused on some details of escaping mount. This involves controlling the opponent's hips with your arms. Good luck doing that in a MMA fight when your head is being caved in with ground and pound. Being under mount is bad. There's no rule that says that you can escape without exposing yourself to strikes or submissions. Saying "I want to escape ...


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The question asks why some martial arts exist when others are more complete. The answer is: The rule set. It always goes back to the rules. Why something looks the way it does depends on the rule set. Change the rules even a little, and the way a martial art looks can change quite a lot. Do the rules require a gi? Big difference between that style and one ...


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It is much easier to learn a proper technique to get out of mount in the first place and adapting it to MMA environment afterwards. One shouldn't learn things doing it in half-measures. It seems you have not yet understood the main premises of BJJ, which hold in MMA as well: 1. Position before submission When you are in a weak position - like being ...


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The premise of the question is either incomprehensible or flat wrong. BJJ purple+ belts can pin and immobilize just about any untrained person. In the other direction, it's been shown time and again that you can show any accomplished wrestler a guillotine and rear naked choke and a month later they're submission machines. Grappling arts are not so distinct ...


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No one sets out to create an "art". Some of the arts that you're talking about weren't even invented/created (at least by no single individual) and have evolved over centuries. And I'd argue that "art" isn't even the atomic unit for martial arts. Rather, the technique is. Arts, where they exist, are nothing more than the accumulation of practiced techniques ...


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