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Homework: Ranking Your Techniques

on August 22, 2012

The latest homework assignment: Rank your techniques by belt level.

Note that this is a little hard for me to do objectively right now because I’m battling so many injuries (knee foremost among them), so I haven’t landed a lot of anything recently.

Submissions:

  • Triangle — White Belt (also, currently busted because of knee)
  • Armbar — White Belt
  • Guillotine — White Belt
  • Bow-and-Arrow — White Belt
  • North/south Kimura — White Belt

Guard Passes:

  • This pass — Blue Belt*
  • knee up to knee slide — White Belt
  • general half-guard passing — White Belt

*I think it’s just still too novel for the guys to catch on to yet.

Sweeps:

  • Hook Sweep (against standing) — Blue Belt
  • Hook Sweep (against low) — White Belt
  • Scissor Sweep — White Belt

Defense:

  • This Mount Escape — Purple Belt
  • Back escapes — Blue Belt
  • Guard recovery — Blue Belt
  • Side Control escapes — Blue Belt
  • Armbar escapes — Purple Belt*

*This, I need to start telling guys how I’m getting out (it’s more about getting them to make a mistake than any real skill on my part) so they can keep me honest. At which point this will likely revert to White Belt.

As expected, most things are low-level except for Defense, where I feel pretty confident (and get a lot of reps), with a couple go-tos in other areas getting higher marks. Looks like I need to work on getting more sweeps and guard passes, and then getting reps.

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2 responses to “Homework: Ranking Your Techniques

  1. SavageKitsune says:

    Defense:
    This Mount Escape — Purple Belt
    ————
    Oooh, I’m teeny and that’s my favorite too. That works against almost everybody. I can’t always get all the way out, but it’s very rare that I can’t get to bottom half guard at least.
    ————–
    *This, I need to start telling guys how I’m getting out (it’s more about getting them to make a mistake than any real skill on my part)
    —————
    How are you getting out?

    • leslie says:

      Yep, same, often to bottom half.

      I get them to turn their knees to the side/floor, and then twist around and walk over their body. There are armbars where you can let your knees drop & still finish, but either they’re not setting up one like that or not making the transition to one like that, and I just get get out.

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