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That seems to be the beauty of it, the panic stricken opponent, flailing about wildly, getting tired, while a calm and collect grappler awaits the inevitable opening to spring the trap.
Excellent point, and one I learned very quickly when on the mat at Joe's seminar.
Reminded me of the days I was doing Judo on the mat and my eyes would go glassy.
Add the panic of a street fight, the thought the opponent might well kill you instead of getting you to tap out, and you will be gasping for air and tiring yourself out in seconds.
And this also happens when fighting standing up..think about it.
[This message has been edited by Van Canna (edited May 03, 2001).]