Gripping Righty vs. Lefty - Big Jim Sequence

This gripping sequence is for opposite sided of opponents and will keep you in a position that makes you hard to throw but still enables you to throw.

Things to remember as you're gripping an opposite sided opponent:

  • always rotate away from the direction they're trying to throw you
    • lefties mostly throw clockwise
    • righties mostly throw counter-clockwise
  • kill their dominant hand by gripping with fingers over the top of their sleeve and put it to their hip
  • free hand grips high on the lapel
  • forehead goes into partner's temple to establish a strong position

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