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Old 04-20-2010, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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yea im 15 and our school has a wrestling team. i just wanted to know how much wrestling helped in mma? thanks
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wrestling is a great base to draw from but by itself isn't the end all/be all. A person also needs to know how to defend subs and be able to strike both on the ground and standing. This is where the Jits and Muay Thai come into play.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good base for sure, but HS wrestling programs aren't all that great. If you can later on get in a college program...most colleges have pretty good programs.

If I were 15 I'd take BJJ before wrestling in HS.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Good base for sure, but HS wrestling programs aren't all that great. If you can later on get in a college program...most colleges have pretty good programs.

If I were 15 I'd take BJJ before wrestling in HS.
Except that he's never going to get into a college wrestling program without wrestling in high school.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Except that he's never going to get into a college wrestling program without wrestling in high school.
When I said if you can get in a college program "later on" I meant wrestle through HS and work to get in a college program. Sorry if I didn't make myself clear enough.

I have done BJJ and Judo. I think if I walked onto a college wrestling team I could try out and do pretty well (although it would be pretty tempting to armbar someone).
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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When I said if you can get in a college program "later on" I meant wrestle through HS and work to get in a college program. Sorry if I didn't make myself clear enough.

I have done BJJ and Judo. I think if I walked onto a college wrestling team I could try out and do pretty well (although it would be pretty tempting to armbar someone).
You seriously think with a background in BJJ and Judo you could do well on a collegiate wrestling team? I honestly dont mean to be a dick, but thats absurd. BJJ you learn a lot of fighting from your back, in wrestling you lose from that position. I dont know much about judo, but wrestling is a very technical sport, judo may help, but a confident wrestler would wipe the floor with you at that level unless you also happen to be a confident wrestler, which it seems you are not. Not trying to be mean here, but thats the truth. A few skills may cross over, like a solid base and all that, but most of it wouldnt. The same thing applies to if a wrestler were to try high level judo without having a judo base, he would lose.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You seriously think with a background in BJJ and Judo you could do well on a collegiate wrestling team? I honestly dont mean to be a dick, but thats absurd. BJJ you learn a lot of fighting from your back, in wrestling you lose from that position. I dont know much about judo, but wrestling is a very technical sport, judo may help, but a confident wrestler would wipe the floor with you at that level unless you also happen to be a confident wrestler, which it seems you are not. Not trying to be mean here, but thats the truth. A few skills may cross over, like a solid base and all that, but most of it wouldnt. The same thing applies to if a wrestler were to try high level judo without having a judo base, he would lose.

Actually I was being serious. Some people forget that doing BJJ both guys can't be on their backs...someone has to be on top. I actually have a pretty good top game and have rolled with many collegiate wrestlers and was able to get and hold top position on them. So why would it be so absurd that someone that can move and has a very good BJJ top game could walk on to a college team and actually make it? Sure the rules are different, but someone who actually knows how to move and hold position has a much better chance than the average Joe.

And just so you know I actually have very good confidence in my wrestling because I have worked/trained with many wrestlers that competed on very high levels. I train in BJJ as well as Judo and wrestling, so your comment about me not being confident in my wrestling was absurd...you didn't even ask if I had ever wrestled before.

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Old 04-21-2010, 06:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Actually I was being serious. Some people forget that doing BJJ both guys can't be on their backs...someone has to be on top. I actually have a pretty good top game and have rolled with many collegiate wrestlers and was able to get and hold top position on them. So why would it be so absurd that someone that can move and has a very good BJJ top game could walk on to a college team and actually make it? Sure the rules are different, but someone who actually knows how to move and hold position has a much better chance than the average Joe.

And just so you know I actually have very good confidence in my wrestling because I have worked/trained with many wrestlers that competed on very high levels. I train in BJJ as well as Judo and wrestling, so your comment about me not being confident in my wrestling was absurd...you didn't even ask if I had ever wrestled before.
I didnt ask because in a thread about wrestling you made no mention of it... Getting top control and actually winning are two completely different things. I'm sorry, but if you dont wrestle and arent an incredibly high level BJJ practitioner I dont believe you had top control on a high level wrestler. Thats like me saying I got an armbar on a high level BJJ guy, would not happen. Besides that fact, as I said earlier, getting top control and getting the pin/winning are two entirely different things. To walk on a to college wrestling team with no COMPETITIVE wrestling experience is a ridiculous idea and would NOT happen. If you care to prove me wrong, walk on to a team. I was a pretty successful high school wrestler, and even without injuring myself I probably would have had trouble walking on to a shitty dIII school.
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