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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,
I am new to grappling, however i do have a background in kickboxing and a bit of muay thai.
I don't exactly have a lot of free time on my hands to be able to train grappling techniques. What kind of exercises are important to practise to become a good grappler?
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Hey there. Others might have different opinions mine is along the lines of you can read all the books and watch all the vids, but there is really no substitute than lots of practice. The reason is that there are alot of things like leverage points and certain details that just simply cannot be "taught" without another person involved.

In terms of exercises, IMO, I'd focus on core muscles, overall flexibility, and lots of cardio.

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Hey everyone,
I am new to grappling, however i do have a background in kickboxing and a bit of muay thai.
I don't exactly have a lot of free time on my hands to be able to train grappling techniques. What kind of exercises are important to practise to become a good grappler?
wear swim trunks and take viagra before you fight, no need to worry about the grappling part then

"every second your not training, he is..... and he is doing it, just to kick your ass"
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Being fitter is always helpful, but its not essential: worry about developing better fuel economy rather than a bigger gas tank. The main mistake most beginners make is that they'll blow all their energy straining away 10000%: learning how to relax will be of considerable benefit.

In terms of excercise, best thing is to roll as much as possible. If you don't have much time, then you need to make sure you get the maximum out of class, so I'd suggest taking notes and carefully considering exactly what techniques you'd like to work on during sparring.

Approach rolling with a plan: e.g., you might want to work on shrimp escapes from side control, or scissor sweeps. The important thing to keep in mind is not who taps who, but if you're able to come away with a better understanding of a particular technique, so focus helps.
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Being fitter is always helpful, but its not essential: worry about developing better fuel economy rather than a bigger gas tank. The main mistake most beginners make is that they'll blow all their energy straining away 10000%: learning how to relax will be of considerable benefit.

In terms of excercise, best thing is to roll as much as possible. If you don't have much time, then you need to make sure you get the maximum out of class, so I'd suggest taking notes and carefully considering exactly what techniques you'd like to work on during sparring.

Approach rolling with a plan: e.g., you might want to work on shrimp escapes from side control, or scissor sweeps. The important thing to keep in mind is not who taps who, but if you're able to come away with a better understanding of a particular technique, so focus helps.
Slideyfoot, you totally hit the nail on the head, Awesome advise!!!
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