John Smith's Set-ups & Tie-ups: Being Effective from Your Feet
on June 3, 2012
This is another great John Smith DVD.
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1) I'd say about 60% of the DVD is dedicated to elbow/outside control. This part is extremely detailed and very, very good. He shows many, many setups if the guy is on your head, or if he has inside control. I'd like to have seen a little bit more about what he thinks to do if you can't get inside control with the other arm, though.
2) Covers a little bit about inside control, although not too much. Adds some stuff with inside control + wrist as well.
3) He covers defending overhooks and defending 2-on-1s as well, in a short but very detailed and useful section.
Overall: Another great Smith DVD. This is mostly an elbow control DVD, with a few moves from inside control, and defending and against underhooks and russians thrown in. I'd love to see a little more about his hand-fighting philosophy and some drills for that. It'd also be great to someday get a comprehensive set-up DVD or series of DVDs - covering all the positions - outside, inside, wrists, 2-on-1, baseball bat, overhooks, underhooks, etc.