I had the privilege of kicking off Easter weekend by playing uke for the Internet’s favourite Jiu-Jitsu scientist while he shot an in-depth leg drag pass instructional. For those of you who don’t know, David Levy-Booth is responsible for one of the most detailed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blogs out there. If you aren’t reading it you’re missing out. In fact your training partners probably are, and that’s why they’re kicking your ass.
Things have been slow here at The Jiu-Jitsu Vortex for a few reasons, so I’m resorting to this half post to keep things moving for the time being. The Jiu-Jitsu Lab’s leg drag video is up on Youtube, but I highly recommend reading at the source because the accompanying write-up covers a lot of details that aren’t mentioned in the video. In case you need any more convincing, look below for the menu of what’s covered and click on it to go to The Lab:
“Fish Out of Water” Bonus Laugh: Note that there’s a section on using the leg drag against inverted guard, which means that video evidence now exists of me “using” inverted guard. Some of my training partners are good at that position, but me? Not so much, although I pulled a successful inverted tomahawk sweep once. But I also did a kickflip backside nosegrind once (no video), so once doesn’t mean much. I’m pretty sure that my opponent just fell down from sheer surprise when I flipped upside down. But I digress – go to The Jiu Jitsu Laboratory and learn about the leg drag pass.