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Author Topic: Universal Concepts of Positioning  (Read 2080 times)

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Universal Concepts of Positioning
« on: January 17, 2011, 02:04:41 PM »

Another litmus test question on the subject of ground fighting positioning.

What are the universal concepts of positioning that have a high yield results in most situations, both sport and self defense combined?
Are there 5?
100?
273?
What would you say?

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Re: Universal Concepts of Positioning
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 02:09:23 PM »

I'll start with one.

Ground maneuvering (what I call ground positioning) in principle is the ground version of footwork. There are generic principles in footwork that know no one single home in any martial art. The best are simple universal ones. The same is true of ground maneuvering (or positioning). In other words you do not have to be a boxer for five years to really "know" footwork. You don't have to be a submission fighter for 5 years to "know" ground positioning.

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Re: Universal Concepts of Positioning
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 06:50:23 PM »

Number 2- Must learn to get up from any posittion

Use of knees/feet to move out from the attack and return to a standing position-keeping the opponent away.

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Re: Universal Concepts of Positioning
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 11:41:20 AM »

The Big Picture in Ground Fighting Positioning:

- Top
- Bottom
- Sides

Everything is a variation of that.


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Re: Universal Concepts of Positioning
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 05:17:10 PM »

I have all of my list of all my ground maneuvers, with photos right here.
http://www.hockscqc.com/shop/product408.html
The generic, essence of ground maneuvering from top side, bottom side and on side.

And not to forget this classic,
http://www.hockscqc.com/shop/product272.html
Jim McCann was ahead of the curve with this film we did years ago.

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Re: Universal Concepts of Positioning
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 03:24:49 PM »

Pinning

Pinning is another universal concept.
You pin his body or body parts with your body or body parts.
This manifests in a complete combat clock of positions.

This usually occurs when you are topside or on your side.

(side-by-side positioning has little use in submission wrestling but pretty common in real world ground fighting and ground fighting with weapons. Wrestlers are interested in smothering and tight contact, control and cannot bear to be apart from the opponent such as the space between side-by-side fighters. This space is great for varieties of fight ending kicks, NEVER done is most BJJ or submission fighting)

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Re: Universal Concepts of Positioning
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2011, 01:55:05 PM »

Transitioning.

Most undereducated instructors miss the importance of being able to transition from one position to another while maintaining control. Often times transitioning without understanding simple grappling principles will result in a scramble...not what you want in any fight.

BTW the worst scrambles seem to happen when transitioning to standing.
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