Join date: Nov 2006
Location: New York, USA
Robert A wrote:
p.s. let me add I also picked Aoki because he's prone to break bones and show little remorse afterwards.(hence the "bonecrusher")
To me, like with Rousey, this seems to come at least partly from the anxiety of getting punched on the face.
Aoki suffered some bad KOs from guys he could never hope to best hand-to-hand. His ground arsenal of course, speaks a different language.
Unconsciously, his eagerness to crank and no let go might be his way of coping with these fears (three of four first round KOs). It's also part of his strategy, creating a renown, a persona that's his aposematistic defense against muscular sluggers like Kawajiri (remember how he STARED at the guys tits?).
Like with Ronda or "Babyeater" Palhares, he's able to get into their heads and they think each day:
"Will I be able to defend?" as they train for the fight.
As they face him in the ring: "Will he break my arm?" and when they are pulling, twisting, winding by instinct, as he cranks: "HE'LL BREAK MY ARM!"
You may well be right, but then again some people are kind of...dicks.
I would also say that many of the Judoka I have met/trained with have viewed it as "tapping is the other guy/gals responsibility. If they want to, they will do it quickly. If they choose to show spirit, than they snap or sleep." Seems to pervade the Japanese and Eastern Europeans in my limited scope of experience. Perhaps KMC or Rodimus Black could lend more insight there. I am not a subject matter expert on Judo across the globe.
Allot of Judo players do not like to tap
Japanese in particular in my experience do not like to tap
I do mean competing- not rolling
and snap tap or nap does have a nice ring to it.
For along time I felt tapping is completely the other persons responsibility
I like to win.
Lots of fighters say they felt safe - before being choked- or having an arm broken
still think they can compete while their broken limb
many gracies come to mind here.
Its hard to say what the deal is with womens MMA
the pool is shallow
shallower then heavyweights
so all of the fighters look really really good til they fight someone better
which sadly is usually their next fight
Clearly Rounsey does not like to get hit so she needs to work on that.
you can really see it when she clinched the first time- after being popped a few times.
and likely she is miles ahead of any current grappling in PRO womens MMA
I liked that Gracie breakdown- great explanation of how she transitions
from what they call 'arm in headlock throw' into a great guard pass.
bread and butter Judo.