Change Your Perspective About Grip Fighting
American Judo Great Jimmy Pedro states that “many people think that gripping is defensive Judo”. A simple change in perspective can make a big change in how you approach one of the most important aspects of Judo, grip fighting. If you can dominate the grip exchange you can dominate the action.
Let’s take a look at the perspective switch Pedro demonstrates here with this video from the JudoFanatics YouTube.
Imposing your will with grips is one of the ways Pedro describes his gripping system. As you can tell throughout the video Pedro has no intention of being only defensive and disengaging from the grip battle. Instead he is always countering and attacking off of any grip exchange. For Pedro it’s all about dominating the gripping sequences, and attacking directly off of them.
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One detail to notice from the video is how when Pedro is constantly attacking his opponent is constantly finding himself off balance. When you develop a strong grip game you can start to leave your opponent guessing, and always playing catch up. This can increase you success rate for you offense.
In just 2 minutes Pedro is able to fire off numerous techniques at a rapid fire pace. By continuously attacking off of the grip you can keep your opponent on the defensive while you are working ahead of them with your attacks. 2 minutes might not be enough time to fully absorb what Jimmy is covering here, this is where Grip Like A World Champion 2.0 comes in!
As you can tell Jimmy has an intense and in-depth approach to Judo. Jimmy has a unique way to decisively communicate what you need to accomplish to execute any given technique. Grip Like A World Champion 2.0 covers game changing techniques as well as the theory behind them. Knowing how the overall game is working around you is what leads to winning, not disconnected fancy techniques.
Winning the grip exchange is a great way to increase your success on the mat. Grip Like A World Champion 2.0 is the new and improved instructional from the one and only Jimmy Pedro. Take a look at what it takes to be a World Champion by learning the Gritty Details of Grip Fighting!