Thread: (1 PT, 0.9 FL OZ)
1/02/2006 2:13am, #21Originally Posted by Dreadnought
1/02/2006 2:23am, #22Originally Posted by I Choke You
Another less friendly version of this at our school is that if you catch someone in the same choke three times in a row you are allowed to choke them just short of unconsciousness the third time you catch them. We don't do this all the time, but when I was starting out one of the brown belts did it to me and after that no one, including the higher belts, hit that same choke on me for months.
Originally Posted by fatherdog
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1/02/2006 2:29am, #23
I used to think the same way, then I started instructing and felt the weight of responsibility...so I changed.
1/02/2006 2:43am, #24
I've done some instruction too. I've found people gain a greater understanding of something once they have seen the consequences of failing to apply it.
To put it another way, I'll usually let the students roll with each other and coach them on what they should be doing in a given position, but it never really sticks until I roll with them and hit the same technique repeatedly and unopposed. They'll almost universally ask what the defence is before I have to explicitly tell them. Keep in mind that all of this comes after technical instruction and drilling for the majority of class. During that time I'll explain why the basic steps in any technique are important.
Anyway, I thought this thread was more about beating wrestlers in a competitive setting so I'd rather not hijack it with further discussion of teaching methodology.
1/02/2006 2:56am, #25
Isn't this a discussion on teaching methods for wrestlers getting into jiu-jitsu? Sounds right on topic to me.
Anyway, just because someone taught you like a dick doesn't mean you have to be a dick too. :)More human than human is our motto.
1/02/2006 3:14am, #26Isn't this a discussion on teaching methods for wrestlers getting into jiu-jitsu? Sounds right on topic to me.
Anyway, you're right Dreadnought, now that I understand your method.
1/02/2006 10:02am, #27
Of course you should let people (and wrestlers) know what they are doing wrong so they can correct it, but they won't learn to do the right thing until you physically beat them with it repeatedly. Only then will they actually learn to counter it. I've told plenty of wrestlers "Both hands in, both hands out -- you never want to leave one arm alone in the guard" and they understood, but it wasn't until triangled them for the uptillionth that they really started to put the idea into practice.