So, I normally complain about not having enough people to roll around with at judo, and the ones that are there, I know how to get them, and some of them know how to get me back, hence the need for diversity and competition, but what about your go to techniques, do they get sloppy or even worst, thrown in the back burner because these guys already know you’re going for it?
Let me explain, I used to be a foot sweep to groundwork guy, once I had you on side control, I would fish for a ude-garami (kimura for the BJJ guys) hold and switch for a far side armbar or if they try to reach to stop the ude-garami, a straight armbar on the reaching arm, after getting a couple of people with this, everybody caught on to the trick and they would defend it, so I do not use this anymore, my new go to, is get the back, sink the hooks, fish for a reverse triangle and when they try to stop the triangle, I’ll slide for a reverse armbar (pretty slick, but they’re going to catch on to this too), pretty soon this will be thrown into the back burner too; the problem that I see with this is, probably this techniques won’t work with the regular people I train with, but what about the people I meet in shiai or grappling competitions (I have not compete in any grappling comp. as of yet, but I will be at naga next year, so bear with me for a second)? These people do not know what my go to move was/it’s, so why have a high percentage of success move in the back burner, getting sloppy and all, when it could be the move that wins that day? Or more importantly, how to solve this problem?
Any comments on this will be greatly appreciate, this will be a work in progress and I will keep adding to it as I find more information from practices or other resources, suggestions will be added and commented as they come by.