7/24/2013 3:07pm, #21
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- Illinois. Yay.
BJJ and wrestling have two very different philosophies when it comes to training, and I think it's to the advantage of wrestling. At least when it comes to competition. And a lot of BJJ schools have counter-balanced this by having "competition" classes where conditioning and aggressive game plans are emphasized.
One of the places I used to train at had a really good setup. Normal BJJ technique classes, "competition" classes, wrestling/take-downs (they had wrestling coaches come in and teach the class). I thought it was perfect for putting together an all-around game plan.
7/24/2013 3:34pm, #22
Apropos of nothing, I also use the "rude" turtle attack of just grabbing the collar and a lapel under their arm from the rear and ripping them over backwards, especially if they turtle with dead toes. That one's a def pisser-offer.Falling for Judo since 1980
7/24/2013 6:22pm, #23
7/24/2013 6:28pm, #24
Catch wrestling has a lot of cool stuff, but there's no quality control of the style, so you never know what you're gonna get. Catch is sometimes taught by wing chun or karate guys who wanted to say they could grapple so they bought some videos and trained a bit. Its not like claiming BJJ or judo where things can be easily verified by lineage or competition success.
7/24/2013 6:31pm, #25
You do not need to be looking for a catch wrestling school to learn to wrestle, no. Even if you did find one of the minuscule number of "catch" guys in the world who aren't total rubbish, good wrestling skills in one (or both) of the Olympic styles are a prerequisite to be any good at it.
P.S. Kick whoever told you that directly in the crotch.
7/24/2013 6:52pm, #26
Alright thanks guys for the info looks like I'll be next door at the other side of the school getting yelled out by our Iranian coach he's a screamer...
7/24/2013 8:11pm, #27
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
So this brings me to the next part of the discussion. There's only one wrestling team in my area that teaches kids my son's age. They teach folkstyle.
I don't know **** about wrestling really. Tell me about folkstyle and how it will translate to BJJ and martial arts in general.
7/25/2013 3:46am, #28
7/25/2013 7:35am, #29
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
- Richmond, VA
7/25/2013 12:19pm, #30
Folkstyle will teach your boy very solid wrestling basics. They can legally do most Judo throws, too, which are pretty much in common with Freestyle as well. I just did no-gi Judo in the Freestyle classes and was fine...no need to worry about chokes or armbars on the ground either, LOL.
If your son can get into the school wrestling program (if there is one) even better for him!Falling for Judo since 1980