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I thought for you sport was only the path to the goal of combat/self defense? If so, then learning jacket skill is important, as you could face someone wearing a jacket.
When you use your hand to grab your opponent's

- jacket, your opponent's arm is still free.
- arm, your opponent's arm is not free.

In other words, even if your opponent has jacket on, to control his arm is better than to grab on his jacket.
 
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When you use your hand to grab your opponent's

- jacket, your opponent's arm is still free.
- arm, your opponent's arm is not free.

In other words, even if your opponent has jacket on, to control his arm is better than to grab on his jacket.
Unless the jacket is more accessible or works better or you can do both.

See, you're still doing the "this thing is absolutely better, and it's always a binary choice" thing.
 

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Unless the jacket is more accessible or works better or you can do both.

See, you're still doing the "this thing is absolutely better, and it's always a binary choice" thing.
Gripping the collar gives you a lot more control over your opponents neck/upper body than gripping their sleeve
Whereas a sleeve grip provides less control over your opponents torso it dominates one of your opponents arms, making it harder for them to grip and control you
So theres pros and cons
 

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If I get a good grab on your clothes, and you're NOT better trained than I am, you're mine, you're toast.

Regardless of size, strength or crazy.
 
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Just an update for those waiting on new content: I've recorded material for a couple of new videos but I'm struggling with some glitches in the video editing software. Hopefully I'll have that resolved soon.
 
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Something I've seen you discuss on here, that gets missed so often, is what to watch out for when changing grappling to include a weapon. From personal experience (in sparring/rolling), adding a knife to the roll changes so much what is good or bad to do, but I don't do it often enough (and none of my coaches have much knowledge on this to my knowledge) to understand exactly how the dynamic changes and what I should/shouldn't be focused on in those rolls.

As @Monkey Turned Wolf already mentioned, I'll second a video that would include some discussion of weapons

New video is up: Intro to weapons considerations in a ground grappling context

Next I need to review the material I recorded for side control escapes and see whether I like it well enough to edit together a video or whether I need to go back and get a better recording.
 

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Next I need to review the material I recorded for side control escapes and see whether I like it well enough to edit together a video or whether I need to go back and get a better recording.
I think this would be a very good step to take. The audio in your recent recording was very low, and at some points I could hear feedback.

I love the content. Just wish I could hear it better.
 

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I love what you're doing with these videos, Tony. One thing I might suggest though.

You're clearly having trouble with the audio. Obviously, buying a bunch of microphones and such is an option, but that can get real pricey real quick. Not a good idea for something you're doing for free.

Maybe consider doing the demonstrations without talking, and then adding the commentary as a voiceover? That should be doable without buying any more gear.
 

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I love what you're doing with these videos, Tony. One thing I might suggest though.

You're clearly having trouble with the audio. Obviously, buying a bunch of microphones and such is an option, but that can get real pricey real quick. Not a good idea for something you're doing for free.

Maybe consider doing the demonstrations without talking, and then adding the commentary as a voiceover? That should be doable without buying any more gear.
It's also much easier to do the demonstration (because you don't need to stop in the middle of the drill to explain it).

You can also pause, rewind, or edit in a big red circle to show specifically what you're talking about.
 

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I love what you're doing with these videos, Tony. One thing I might suggest though.

You're clearly having trouble with the audio. Obviously, buying a bunch of microphones and such is an option, but that can get real pricey real quick. Not a good idea for something you're doing for free.

Maybe consider doing the demonstrations without talking, and then adding the commentary as a voiceover? That should be doable without buying any more gear.
No, we need to get him into TKD so he can practice his kiyhap for better voice!
 

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I love what you're doing with these videos, Tony. One thing I might suggest though.

You're clearly having trouble with the audio. Obviously, buying a bunch of microphones and such is an option, but that can get real pricey real quick. Not a good idea for something you're doing for free.

Maybe consider doing the demonstrations without talking, and then adding the commentary as a voiceover? That should be doable without buying any more gear.
I dont really mind the audio. Its not so bad that it distracts me. And it actually gives the video a vibe that suggests substance over style.

That said, this is an excellent suggestion to improve the audio should you want to.
 

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I dont really mind the audio. Its not so bad that it distracts me. And it actually gives the video a vibe that suggests substance over style.

That said, this is an excellent suggestion to improve the audio should you want to.
I was struggling to hear it. I like his voice and his speaking style. I just wish it was easier to hear is all.
 

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I dont really mind the audio. Its not so bad that it distracts me. And it actually gives the video a vibe that suggests substance over style.

That said, this is an excellent suggestion to improve the audio should you want to.

Theoretically a phone should just do that these days?
 
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I love what you're doing with these videos, Tony. One thing I might suggest though.

You're clearly having trouble with the audio. Obviously, buying a bunch of microphones and such is an option, but that can get real pricey real quick. Not a good idea for something you're doing for free.

Maybe consider doing the demonstrations without talking, and then adding the commentary as a voiceover? That should be doable without buying any more gear.
JowgaWolf suggested the same thing and I might give it a try. The other option is to really work on clear vocal projection to compensate for the terrible acoustics in our gym. I expect it will be a learning experience, but with any luck I'll be making improvements as I go along.
 

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I dont really mind the audio. Its not so bad that it distracts me. And it actually gives the video a vibe that suggests substance over style.
I've been watching on a laptop, which has typical laptop audio. It would probably be different if I were watching on my gaming computer. It's a high end box with high end gaming audio.

On the laptop, it's just really hard to hear. What are you watching on?
 

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I've been watching on a laptop, which has typical laptop audio. It would probably be different if I were watching on my gaming computer. It's a high end box with high end gaming audio.

On the laptop, it's just really hard to hear. What are you watching on?
I'm watching on my high-end gaming computer. I can turn the audio way up. But then everything else is screaming at me.
 

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I'm watching on my high-end gaming computer. I can turn the audio way up. But then everything else is screaming at me.
Specs? Not that they matter, I'm just geeky enough to ask.
 

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Watching on my iPhone, audio isnt great, but not terrible either. For a free offering I wont complain.
 
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