What the hell, I know about the collar choke and I’m a boxer. I don’t even practice or study BJJ/Jap-Jitsu or Judo on a regular basis. On the occasions I have been to BJJ as a newb, I was using the collar choke alot in free-rolling/sparring.
I don’t think you see it alot in MMA because A) it’s alot easier to utilize when the person has a collar, hence the name “collar choke” and B) It’s not practical to do when getting punched in the face and you also sacrifice your hand placement for what could’ve been used on a more effective setup , lock, choke or just punching the guy in the face.
Zack Nelson wrote:
ITF taekwondo looks alot like Shotokhan, problem is both ITF and WTF sparring styles emphasis a hands down side stance for sparring which is terrible for defending shoots and easy to lose balance doing.
Nami Juji Jime is a collar choke, anyone who trains purely no gi won’t know it. But its white belt stuff in BJJ, If you watch the rorion gracie video where he comments on dojo challenges alot of the victories are with that exact choke.
Although todays UFC fighters are in much better shape, and are slicker fighters - I really liked the first 7 UFC’s back in the early 1990’s better , partly because you would see such variation in technique. All the UFC MMA fighters look like variations of the same thing.
What UFC are you watching when I see Anderson Silva fight I see precision striking, GSP unstoppable takedowns, Demian Maia amazing jiu jitsu, heck Fedor doesn’t even do bjj or traditional wrestling he does judo and sambo.[/quote]
GSP and Silva are the “elite” of the UFC, he’s talking about the lower tiers of UFC talent, and I do have to agree with him there. In the lower skill levels, they all pretty much display cookie cutter skillsets.