Technique VS Strength? (Discover the truth about this theory) - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Grappling Technique Grappling discussion area.

Reply

Old 02-18-2011, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1
DavidAmir has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Technique VS Strength? (Discover the truth about this theory)

How important is Strength in Grappling/Bjj/...?

Some people say: "I find that when I roll with some of our blue belts I try to muscle my way through them or out of grips ect, is this a normal approach from newcomers? I feel like complete idiot for doing it but can;t do anything else if you find yourself in a position and you have no clue of how to get out of it using correct technique.

I hope this is something that I would get rid of as time goes on... "

The first thing that i want to say to anyone who have this problem: You have to focus on technique. You HAVE to. Technique and flow are all important, it's what will open your game up. Anything else will be detrimental to your development. Believe me, I was caught up in the powering aspect of grappling for years before finally "getting" it when I got involved in BJJ.

Of course you're going to get passed, and beat, by other guys. Keep working, keep flowing, drill new techniques. Guys shouldn't be crushing you during normal rolling for doing that.

Strength is an advantage. Of course. But reserve it for self defese or competition. Good BJJ in those situations only occurs after comlete understanding of technique is achived through countless reps and relaxed flow. Then, combine that with your natural attributes and you have something. But unrestriced use of strength during developmental rolling will only slow down your progress.

Technique is not natural so it is what we need to practice the most. Using strength to power through when you dont have good technique is a common pitfall. On the opposite side, I have let lots of armbars and triangles go because I wasn't putting some strength into finishing them.

I would get to the submission, expect them to tap because I don't want to hurt the person, not press the submission and they would escape. As a rule of thumb, I now give everyone a chance to tap when I have them extended on an armbar.

They have 1 to 2 seconds to tap before I really press the submission. I always use technique to get a submission sunk, but I will put some power behind them to make them tap if they refuse when it is obvious they need to. Playing around with a armbar that is sunk on stubborn person is a recipe for bruised balls.

Finally, strength is a big X factor.. if all else is equal the stronger guy has an advantage.. but the one with more skill will usually win.
__________________
TOP 5 VIDEOS: "Destroy Scarf Hold, Submit The Strong Judo & wrestling Guys..." ---> Watch Scarf Hold Snare Videos
DavidAmir is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 02-20-2011, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 28
raysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hugraysteve Needs A Hug
Well both is important. That is why anderson silva is winning it all because he has good technique and ruthless physical strength.
raysteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios