Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

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Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby GrahamB on Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:47 am

Today I reviewed Footlock Mastery by Oliver Geddes
https://bjjnotebook.com/2017/01/28/revi ... er-geddes/
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Re: Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby klonk on Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:22 pm

Annoyingly the information is presented backwards – he starts with how to finish the ankle lock and gradually works backwards to the set up to making it happen, covering all the possibilities along the way...


I do not think that would annoy me. Chess champion Bobby Fischer's book on how to play the game began with the checkmate and worked backward from there, reasoning that the win is why you play. One of the best books I've read on the subj. Starting with the goal is a sound if somewhat unusual didactic plan.
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Re: Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby GrahamB on Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:48 am

I think it works if you watch everything from start to finish as a whole. If you want to go back to it later and dip in and out it's not so great.
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Re: Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby Dai Zhi Qiang on Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:28 pm

GrahamB wrote:Today I reviewed Footlock Mastery by Oliver Geddes
https://bjjnotebook.com/2017/01/28/revi ... er-geddes/


It's a very good DVD, I am obsessed with footlocks lol, but his approach is good as it is IBJJF friendly.

My only criticism is that it doesn't show how to enter into the positions, but rather once you get them, but I think his explanations are very good.

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Re: Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby GrahamB on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:27 am

Jon,

He does, though? He shows how to get into Ashi Gurami and from there into the footlock, and how you can end up in 50/50.

What he doesn't really show is any other way to get into the foot lock, so if your point is that there is a lack of different methods shown then yes I agree, but he does show the one root very well. However, since the entry isn't covered till the end of the material, you simply may have missed it - that's my criticism of the order of things.
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Re: Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby GrahamB on Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:29 am

btw, just added a review of Stephan Kesting and Elliott Bayev Spider Guard dvd/apps on there. I love these.

https://bjjnotebook.com/2017/02/11/revi ... tlessness/
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Re: Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby Dai Zhi Qiang on Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:45 am

GrahamB wrote:btw, just added a review of Stephan Kesting and Elliott Bayev Spider Guard dvd/apps on there. I love these.

https://bjjnotebook.com/2017/02/11/revi ... tlessness/


You seen the 80/20 guard from Josh Hayden? that is a excellent leg lock attack system.

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Re: Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby GrahamB on Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:06 am

Is it? I had a look at the free videos on his page and thought they were excellent. You got the full thing?
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Re: Footlock mastery by Oliver Geddes - review

Postby Dai Zhi Qiang on Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:11 am

GrahamB wrote:Is it? I had a look at the free videos on his page and thought they were excellent. You got the full thing?


Yeh bro I brought the disc set, it's well worth it, I have just about all of the leglock instructionals out there, Reily Bodycomb etc etc.

Enrico Coccco just released one I might get 2.

I am kind of getting into the rubber guard a bit and am obsessed with omoplatas, gogoplata etc lol

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