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    Advice on how to initiate a sparring session

    Hey guys,

    So at my BJJ school the last part of class is sparring where we start on our knees and we keep going until the other person taps. Do you have any advice on how I should initiate contact when we begin? I feel like if I go for a collar the person is going to get me into a position I don't want to be in. If I go for a cuff then the other person could go for my collar. Should I just be patient and wait for the other person to come at me?

    Thanks in advance for any advice given.

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    G'day Socal Sapper

    Why not mix it up? try things out, if you get in a bad position, take note of how they got you there and figure out how to prevent it. Roll with higher belts and notice what they do. after you've tapped out, as a quick question on what to do/fix/work-on and try again. Don't worry about being put into bad positions, that's part of it.
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    Both of you being on your knees is not a useful position to practice, so generally either take a grip and sit to your guard or let him do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socal Sapper View Post
    Hey guys,

    So at my BJJ school the last part of class is sparring where we start on our knees and we keep going until the other person taps. Do you have any advice on how I should initiate contact when we begin? I feel like if I go for a collar the person is going to get me into a position I don't want to be in. If I go for a cuff then the other person could go for my collar. Should I just be patient and wait for the other person to come at me?

    Thanks in advance for any advice given.

    *putting on anal retentive hat:

    That is not sparring, that's free rolling.

    My advice is don't let your ego be your teacher. Work for your position and regaining position when you lose it.

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    Thanks for the tips guys.

    TIL Free Rolling not the same as Sparring.

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    If you're ever in the Santa Barbara area let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Supreme View Post
    If you're ever in the Santa Barbara area let me know.
    Will I get a custom "I Will Travel to get my ass beat" tab lol?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Socal Sapper View Post
    Will I get a custom "I Will Travel to get my ass beat" tab lol?
    LOL, that's an idea.

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    Who do you train with?

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    I train at Gracie Barra Northridge. My Professor is Romulo Barral.

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