BT's double leg

Tim's Discussion Board: Ba Gua Zhang : BT's double leg
   By Kelly Crofts-Johnson on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 02:45 am: Edit Post

So here is a vid of the Black Taoist doing some jiang rong qiao bagua and in the first few seconds he is applying a double leg. What do you all think of this type as compared to the BJJ one? Similarities....Differences. Etc.

   By Backarcher on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 07:47 am: Edit Post

Good level change. Decent all-around.

But it's better to drive your opponent laterally, using your head and shoulders.

BJJ? I don't know, but that's my wrestling perspective.

   By Kelly Crofts-Johnson on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 12:56 am: Edit Post

Coo. Yah it seems like some times he drives in with his shoulders but other times he doesn't. I dont know. Still interesting though.

   By Backarcher on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 01:44 am: Edit Post

It's the direction.

You go laterally instead of straight back. You go straight back and you'll end up between his legs, in that case with a BJJ guy, you have to pass his guard or be ready to tap. If you go lateral, you'll be on his side.

   By robert on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 04:31 pm: Edit Post

it looks like hes twisting the guys legs.

   By Kelly Crofts-Johnson on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 07:38 pm: Edit Post

Yah it is difficult to see in this demo. Makes sense what you are saying Backarcher.

   By Joseph G Bellone on Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 10:31 am: Edit Post

Good overall,
Totally agree with Backarcher.

In Judo the double leg is called (Japanese) "morote gari" and in Portuguese (the term if you were to say it in a BJJ gym) the technique is called the "baiana."

good training,


   By Kelly Crofts-Johnson on Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 03:07 pm: Edit Post

Thanks for the info Mr. Bellone.

   By Jason M. Struck on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 04:23 pm: Edit Post

morote gari is often seen as more of a reaping technique, where as freestylists lift/support and turn like Backarcher said.

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