Slamming your opponent will get you immediately disqualified in most jiu-jitsu competitions, but occasionally, you’ll find a tournament that allows it.
Purple belt Alex Magala doesn’t necessarily see slams as a bad thing, though. In fact, according to a caption that accompanied the video below, Magala says that the moment he got slammed at a recent competition actually helped him to tighten up his grips and submit his opponent.
Take a look at the moment and try not to wince — it looks like it was painful, but if Magala was hurting, he sure didn’t show it. Talk about instant karma!
Accro Yoga Session 🙂 I got Slammed in this match! But Slams are not always efficient, unless you fight on concrete. In this situation it made my grips even tighter. #mantisstyle #mantis #10planetjiujitsu #10p4l #10planet #jiujitsu #leglocks #leglock #moldova #adcc #sumbission #losangeles #alexmagala #beyoncewasntbuiltinaday