Originally Posted by Repenter
several reasons. first, anyone attacking from the bottom of the guard worth his jockstrap knows to hook the leg the moment the trianglee starts to stack. second, not a lot of people possess the strength or explosive power to do a deadlift like that with someone of equal weight to you flailing from your neck. and third, you would never, ever train that for fear of euthanizing your partners, and it's illegal in grappling tournis. i saw a kid to it in the '08 pan-am nogi championships in NYC, and the guy was fucking ostracized for the rest of the tournament.
also, getting proper grips when your arm is properly across your face (as it should be) is pretty damn hard.
thx good advice, i would definitely not use it in a tournament or rolling, but in a fight I would go for it before tapping. A lot of times I am able to get get back to my feet even when they hook the knee. Doesnt seem like a foolproof defense.