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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2006, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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Tips for New Grapplers

I've been taught since I started grappling that improvement comes through dedicated training and study. That pretty much goes without saying, but here are a few tips I wanted to throw out for new grapplers on how to quickly improve your game.

1) Train with experienced grapplers. Training with your buddies is great, but you learn the most training with guys who are on a much higher level than you are.

2) When you don't have an available training partner, watch tape. Watch grapplers like Fedor Emelianenko, Royce Gracie, Matt Hughes and Kevin Randleman and make notes about how they do certain things, then try and apply them the next time you are training.

3) Walk through situations slowly and carefully. Think about things before you do them, training is the best time to hone your reflexes and to think about your technique, so that it's all built in once practical application becomes necessary.

4) Be aware of your opponent and what you would do in their situation. You can always end up on the other side of the technique, be aware of how you would try to escape.

5) Don't just focus on the parts of your body active in the submission, engage the whole body. This greatly increases your power and physical strength.



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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2006, 03:20 AM
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Cool cool, nice tips. I have good stand up from Muay Thai, but my grappling sucks, heh.
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Try getting into some BJJ or Judo and get some training. At least to defend against submissions and standard mistakes that guys make. It's ridiculous how many guys at the professional level can't defend against simple submissions.



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ya most of that i knew but i never really thought of looking at tapes of the pros. thx

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Tape is one of the most underrated things in MMA training. Chuck Liddells KO of Babalu the first time they fought was based on his tendencies in tape of Babalu's previous fights.



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Yeah, I'm new to the grappling world, I just started training in BJJ and I foudn these tips to be very helpful, thanks!
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-26-2006, 11:31 AM
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I would like to offer a few things here if you dont mind

1. Make sure you get a firm knowledge of the basics, things like center line, grips, where you weight is compared to thiers, leverage and your position being relative to your goal ie...if you are want to sweep, where are your hips and where should they be to execute that sweep.

2. Dont focus on not getting submitted when starting, this is the time where you will learn and learn from your mistakes. Also if you are rolling with someone more advanced, ask questions like what could I have done different in that situation, what did I do wrong, what should I have been aware of that I was not....do not be afraid to ask questions and learn from them.

3. Most important is to have fun, if you are not having fun, you will find yourself bored or losing interest.

4. Get alot of mat time in, Rome was not built in a day and your game wont be either, takes a lot of time dedication to become at anything, BJJ is not different


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The Best tip I ever got is to Train SAFE and Have FUN.
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The Best tip I ever got is to Train SAFE and Have FUN.
Yeah, it really comes down to finding a school and an environment that make you feel comfortable. That's what makes great grapplers.



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