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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by BJJ Boy
Haha np, well you HAVE ALso, if its at a highschool, 90% of the wrestlers dont know how to wrestle, if you actaully take bjj lessons, then you probably come in 1st alot.
Thats funny... when I wrestled for high school there was a lot of competition. Even when I competed in middle school there were many phenoms with amazing records.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 10:01 AM
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I wrestled for twelve years before getting not bjj. The thing thats gonna be your gonna need to look out for the most is takedowns. In high school wrestling, which is not greco-roman or freestyle its called folkstyle or colliegate, a takedown is two points. from what ive learned in bjj takedowns arent as important aslong as you get to the ground. I can list about 15 varitations of a double leg takedown you'll never see in bjj. Also in wrestling there is a thing called a near fall. Its earning points for having some one almost pinned. If the opponents back is on the mat, at about a fortyfive degree angle, you can earn up to three points if they are held there for a five count. An advantage you'll have their are your mount escapes. They will keep you off your back. They have to be a little quicker then you'll be used to but they'll work.

Compared to bjj wrestling moves a an incredible pace. From what ive learned of bjj its about pacing yourself and setting up that good submission. Wrestling is all out for six minutes.

Just rember stay off your back and dont try to choke anyone out or throw and arm lock cause youll get thrown out of a tourney for that. Its all about the pin in wrestling. You'll earn your team six team points for a pin. Anyother specific questions Trainee just lemme know i know more about wrestling than i should.

And to the person who said said 90% of high school wrestlers dont know how to wrestler. That is the biggest crock i have ever heard. They may not know how to grapple wiht submissions but high school wrestling is a sport that if you dont know what your doing you get hurt. I've seen it myslef. Wrestling is a not a sport where you can go pro or make a million dollars wrestlers love the sport. They love the competion and they know what they are doing.
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Im also thinking about joining the high school wrestling team next year. I am thinking that I have a great wrestler at my bjj school I can ask him for some tips and ill have a head start. The only thing that scares me r the slams
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A lot of people are trying to help this young man, but outside of Ironman and Northcoastmma almost 100% of the advice in this thread is assumption and incorrect.

Not to be repetitive, but to prove the point, as Northcoastmma pointed out H.S. wrestling is NOT Greco Roman; it is called folkstyle. There are major differences between the two.

Ironman gave great advice when he said that if you want to wrestle, learn wrestling. Don't prepare for it with BJJ. They are very different. There are great wrestling camps and clubs during the off season and tournaments to enter. An entire off season devoted to these activities will have you miles ahead of your peers when the season rolls around.

If your ultimate goal is to be an MMA competitor, then mixing in BJJ as well as any other discipline: Judo, boxing, wrestling etc. will help tremendously.

If the goal is to be the best HS wrestler possible - listen to Ironman: Learn wrestling.

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Im also thinking about joining the high school wrestling team next year. I am thinking that I have a great wrestler at my bjj school I can ask him for some tips and ill have a head start. The only thing that scares me r the slams
Nah, you are not allowed to slam your opponent in H.S. other syles but don't worry about that one.

Like others said don't use bjj to prepare for wrestling. once you get good at wrestling, greco or judo would be good stuff to know and BJJboy STFU

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thanks ray for the the recognition first off. second i dont know if i mentioned this before but there is also a totally different mental game in wrestling. In wrestling its a 6 minute all out match. In bjj you can take a minute in the guard or mount to asses a situation. In wrestling its all constant action. That has actaully been one of my biggest hurdles going from wrestling to bjj. Ive had to slow myself down incredibly. When i first went into the bjj room i was uncatchable on my feet but once on the mat i would scramble like a wrestler and get caught in in submissions left and right. So i hope that helps too.
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