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Old 08-09-2009, 05:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need some help. or alot of help

i started an mma class with a little experience is tae kwan do

its been a few years

I'm pretty uncomfortable rolling with the people in the class who have been doing it much longer than i have and have the privilege of going everyday where i can only go Thursday and Friday.

What are things I can do at home to

A. work on my endurance (its pathetic)
B. become a decent grappler

did you feel discouraged when you first started?
how did you get over it?
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My main tips would be relax, ask questions, find a good training partner, maintain good hygiene, and keep training (extended version of that here).

If you've got a longer attention span, I've been compiling a BJJ Beginner FAQ, which should hopefully help with some of your questions.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i started an mma class with a little experience is tae kwan do

its been a few years

I'm pretty uncomfortable rolling with the people in the class who have been doing it much longer than i have and have the privilege of going everyday where i can only go Thursday and Friday.

What are things I can do at home to

A. work on my endurance (its pathetic)
B. become a decent grappler

did you feel discouraged when you first started?
how did you get over it?
when at home work on core strength exercises that will help with your grappling allot. Look for something that you may think would be a great core exercise program and do it every other day.

Personally I like The core program on a workout machine called the TRX.
http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/Merch...vc?Screen=SFNT

oh yha and diet is also essential.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My main tips would be relax, ask questions, find a good training partner, maintain good hygiene, and keep training (extended version of that here).

If you've got a longer attention span, I've been compiling a BJJ Beginner FAQ, which should hopefully help with some of your questions.
thanks for the reply ill check that out
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when at home work on core strength exercises that will help with your grappling allot. Look for something that you may think would be a great core exercise program and do it every other day.

Personally I like The core program on a workout machine called the TRX.
http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/Merch...vc?Screen=SFNT

oh yha and diet is also essential.
thanks ive been working on my diet alot lately and ill definitely check that machine out
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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When I first joined my MMA class, I knew nothing about MMA, so I was constantly being tapped out by more experienced grapplers.

Personally, I didn't feel discouraged, nor did I do anything at home. But if you wanted to do that sort of thing, I would work on strength, and if you have anyone at home to practise with, by all means practise with them!

I, like you, only did training two days per week. I just tried to learn all that I could in classes, and grasp the techniques as best as I could, with a half hour rolling period at the end of each two hour lesson.
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When I first joined my MMA class, I knew nothing about MMA, so I was constantly being tapped out by more experienced grapplers.

Personally, I didn't feel discouraged, nor did I do anything at home. But if you wanted to do that sort of thing, I would work on strength, and if you have anyone at home to practise with, by all means practise with them!

I, like you, only did training two days per week. I just tried to learn all that I could in classes, and grasp the techniques as best as I could, with a half hour rolling period at the end of each two hour lesson.
how long have you been doing it?

how long did it take you to get the hang of it?
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something that i find very helpful in making me better is shadow wrestling. it may sound silly at first, but practice a few moves on the ground that you tend to do in matches, but since many use require body weight i would just practice your switches, as they can easily be practiced alone. It is at least something, and i know it has helped me get alot better at my current collegiate wrestling
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i started an mma class with a little experience is tae kwan do

its been a few years

I'm pretty uncomfortable rolling with the people in the class who have been doing it much longer than i have and have the privilege of going everyday where i can only go Thursday and Friday.

What are things I can do at home to

A. work on my endurance (its pathetic)
B. become a decent grappler

did you feel discouraged when you first started?
how did you get over it?
I would suggest doing some bodyweight workouts that hit the entire body. Try to stay relaxed when you are rolling, which is tough when you are just starting to learn the techniques.

In terms of becoming a better grappler, just give it time and show up as much as you can.

After class, write down every move you learn in great details and when not training visualize the movements as often as you can.

Make sure you take training for what it is, practice. Try you new movements and do not worry about getting tapped out. A productive class is one where you pull off a few new attacks, escapes or other movement. It's so easy to think of a successful training session as one in which you don't get tapped out. That is very far from the truth.

There is a great saying in BJJ. "You must be the nail before you can become the hammer."

Good luck with your training!
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I would suggest doing some bodyweight workouts that hit the entire body. Try to stay relaxed when you are rolling, which is tough when you are just starting to learn the techniques.

In terms of becoming a better grappler, just give it time and show up as much as you can.

After class, write down every move you learn in great details and when not training visualize the movements as often as you can.

Make sure you take training for what it is, practice. Try you new movements and do not worry about getting tapped out. A productive class is one where you pull off a few new attacks, escapes or other movement. It's so easy to think of a successful training session as one in which you don't get tapped out. That is very far from the truth.

There is a great saying in BJJ. "You must be the nail before you can become the hammer."

Good luck with your training!
ill try to remember that.

it's just so hard because i like to win. but ill try that tonight, ill stau come and not use all my strength. its thats also hard to cause i dont really know many techniques yet
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