Originally Posted by MIZJUDOZOU
I never work "knee on belly". Seems like it would be to easy to get off balance. I am fairly new to the jits game, but wouldn't an experienced player get guard back pretty easy if you left your knee on a guy's belly. I would rather be in side mount or move directly to mount.
Thanks for the update Dan. Not saying knee on belly is wrong, just wondering if the anyone else sees it this way.
I see what you mean man, I thought the same way, until my teacher showed me where to position my outer leg (the one not on the belly) and which angle it should be bent to, then it seemed a lot more stable. I've found already that I prefer to move to side control from knee of belly, but the position does seem to open opportunities to jump on an armbar, or a choke if they turn towards you, or if they turn away you can grab the back real quick.
Another question for you Miz, and any guys who train judo/BJJ, did your 'style' come naturally, or was it a conscious decision to become more of a 'top guy' or a guy who fights mostly off his back, etc.? Because I find that with my leg flexibility, and the fact that I'm not too strong in my arms but have good leg length from cycling, I find at least setting up a lot of the attacks made from the back much easier than those from the top. I obviously won't neglect my top game but I wasn't sure if I should drill bottom position more, or will my style just 'emerge' naturally?
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