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Old 08-05-2010, 06:19 AM   #13
Derek Simonds
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Originally Posted by Grissim Connery View Post
it's a funny position, but what's weird is when people actually go there to play it, not planning on stalling. the 50/50 in gi tournaments has always seemed weird seeing as how you're not allowed to heel hook in the first place. granted there are a lot of other submissions to grab off of it, but it's like getting in an armbar position if the armbar was made illegal.

this is one of the stupidest matches i have ever seen. cobrinha vs. mendes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ZhzMWi9VI

with that said, i have a lot of fun in the 50/50 nogi when heel hooks are available, but at my new club we're not allowed to heel hook at all, so i just don't bother.
Yep agree totally about the Cobrinha match. I think he wrote an article or blog post about how people are ruining BJJ with this type of fighting. I can't remember who it was that wrote the article actually but it was recent.
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