Judo Power Sleeves If there is one thing that is the difference maker when it comes to judo and Brazilian jiujitsu, its your ability to grip fight.
Now inside of that, your ability TO ACTUALLY grip fight AND grip fight well depends on 3 things.
These three things are:
(1) Your gripfighting knowledge
(2) Your gripfighting strength, and;
(3) Your gripfighting endurance
Yesterday we discussed GRIP FIGHTING KNOWLEDGE . That consisted on your understanding the reasons of and for gripfighting and then adopting a grip fighting philosophy which will guide your style, iterations, sequences and game planning process.
There were some good points made in yesterday’s issuance. Make sure you revisit and read to glean as much as you can on this subject.
Today we will discuss….
GRIP FIGHTING STRENGTH
I am not sure if you are familiar with who Tamerlan Tmenov is but he IS THE STRONGEST Judo player that I have ever been on the mat with. I can recall practicing with him in Spain at a training and actually being afraid for my personal well-being during the randori session. He was so strong that it was unbelievable. When he’d move his arms they felt like two concrete slabs pummeling my chest, back, head and neck.
It really didn’t matter how good my grip fighting was, I was at a lost. Now that being said, there are most certainly people out there who were weaker than Tmenov who were better grip fighters than I and better technicians who gave him some problems….. I was not one of them.
Why am I telling you this?
Because STRENGTH, often times looked at as a negative in judo is a very REAL factor when it comes to being successful and MUST be an area of focus.
Upper body strength, with an emphasis on hand strength, finger strength and forearm strength will make a huge difference in your grip fighting.
If I can grip your gi in the right place because I have the proper knowledge and you cannot remove my hands, you will have severe problems.
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So please put these things into practice and I am looking forward to speaking with you tomorrow about grip endurance.
Dedicated to your improvement,
Rhadi Ferguson, PhD
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