Originally Posted by mrmyz
Bassically a freind of mine wants to compete in this ametuer mma tournament that im going to as well. He is going to fight in a weight class under mine. He has good conditioning and good muscle indurence because he is a distance runner. That alone makes this easier.
Right now my bassic plan is to have him tag along with my weight training sessions and cardio conditioning to get him used to fights. We have four months to train so I cant really get to complicated in training him for one thing and neglecting others so I am going to have to use the time properly.
Bassically this a toughy getting a guy ready from scratch in four months for a ametuer fight. So Im going to be teaching him enough striking to get by positional escapes and submition escapes. From their I think we are going to focus primarily on ground and pound.
So what are some effective take downs to learn for this aside from the double leg take down?
he should also learn take down defense, i would work alot with body control, if he is going to play the gnp game. i would not worry bout the weights or cardio too much if he runs, i would have him do calisthenics. i would have him spar alot to get him use to getting touched, slammed, choked, etc. a marathon runner only has 60 seconds of air before he gasses in a combat situation.
just like you and i know judo is very good because a fight is just another day in the dojo. teach him the grip fight game, i have used this in the street to a guy that wanted to fight, i held his hands down till i saw my opening, same as in judo..