Another classic showdown between Ezio Gamba and Juan Barcos. Actually in this case, it's Gamba vs Barcos, Jan Snijders, Daniel Lascau, Vladimir Barta and Armen Bagdasarov -- all of whom think no shido is warranted for the cross grip. Their rationale is that the Blue fighter is attack and moving forward in a positive action. So, no shido.
Gamba, however, feels that because Blue was holding on to the cross grip for several seconds, it warrants a shido (the rules call for an "immediate" attack when adopting a cross grip). According to Gamba, immediately means immediately. No exception.
Watch the exchange. Sometimes, it gets testy. It's all very interesting though.