Musings, ponderings and various observations on the intersection of BJJ/Martial arts training and the living of life. I have no inclination toward either political correctness or correct spelling. This blog, such as it is, remains fundamentally an unfiltered gush of thought ... both raw and unpolished.
Hook Structure tips ...
Here is a short clip of Rigan MAchado - taken when he, myself and Dave meyer were on the mat together recently. here Rigan is talking about the importance of keeping the knees bent at a 90 degree angle when using them to elevate an opponent for this particular sweep. By keeping the opponent on 'the structure' of our knee, rather than the 'end of the lever' (the hook) - we can far more easily keep him floating and more 'sweepable'. Try hitting the mat and working on your hooks - but when floating your opponent, make sure to use your knee - with that angle of flexion around 90 degrees. it will make life easier! Safe training, JBW