Thursday, November 6, 2008

Neutralize With "The Shutdown"

Boy, we are such amateurs at video production, but we're having fun with this stuff.
-- This is a simple drill from the Small-Circle Jujitsu system, called 'The Shutdown". The purpose is to establish a control point and body awareness when you are confronted at close-range. It is best done slowly with eyes closed, feeling your way to the control point on the opponent's bicep area on the upper arm. Once you get on it, you keep foward pressure on the opponent, preventing them from hitting you. This gives you a split second to fire off your own technique. As stated, this is NOT intended to try to hold or restrain the opponent, merely to jam them up while you transition into a strike, lock, takedown etc.
This is the most basic level of this drill, others involve moving to the flank and grounding opponent by draping your arm across theirs, pressing their arm tightly against their body and hitting with your free arm. We'll try to get some of that on video next.


BSM said...

I miss Mr. Keg.

The drill, however, looks worth trying!

Dojo Rat said...

Mr. Keg is always in our thoughts...

Kevin said...

It's great to see Small Circle stuff on the web. Especially when BJJ is so popular now. I'm a Black Belt in Choong Sil Taekwondo, but I've been studying Small Circle in Nashville TN a little less than a year. My instructor earned his Blackbelt under Sensei MeLaugh. It's awesome. The "Shutdown" was the first thing I was taught. Keep posting!

Dojo Rat said...

Thanks Kevin,
My training partner has worked with Ed Melaugh also, as you can see!
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