Thanks to both of you, I have a new perspective on how I should be training for this. I expected to lose some strength as I do cardio more, and I have been doing a lot of body weight conditioning and doing a lot of pulling/pushing types of workouts. I do a lot of free weights too. I will get my coach to help me with technique and I will work on the takedowns. Thanks guys. +Rep to both.
Thanks for the rep (gave some in return). Good luck and have fun man!
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