View Poll Results: Do you watch grappling competition footage?
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1/16/2007 7:06pm, #21
Originally Posted by Fearless Ukemi
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1/16/2007 8:40pm, #22
I don't watch grappling instructionals or competitions with any regularity (occasional youtube/bullshido link), although I do watch MMA sometimes.
In my defense, the little time I have for BJJ I spend rolling/drilling or doing some kind of conditioning, I'm just not in the kind of position to 'immerse' myself in grappling.
This shortcoming becomes very noticeable when I try to discuss the details of techniques or the new moves out on the grappling circuit as the descriptions have no intuitive meaning to me and I don't feel I learn anything from them; like a foreign language.
1/16/2007 8:43pm, #23
Yeah I do. Oh **** what am I doing here...Ranked #9 internationally at 118lbs by WIKBA http://www.womenkickboxing.com/wikba...rch%202009.htm
1/17/2007 8:32am, #24
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1/17/2007 10:04am, #25
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I watch instrutionals and competition footage for the fun of it, not for learning experience. As a fan of MA I like watching world class fighters going at it at a higher level. I think learning out of instructionals when you don't have a solid base will lead you to bad habits, so I keep it low and focus on basics that I am taught, at least until I become a blue belt.
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1/17/2007 10:07am, #26
I watch as much as my wife will let me. I'm probably split with the percentage being 80% competition and 20% instructionals. This is for BJJ and sub. grap. I'm not including the MMA stuff.
For the most part I try to watch the ADCC and grappler's quest stuff for no-gi and the Munds for gi comp. I really like the OTM 101 Submission series as well.
The comp footage is more enjoyable to me than the instructionals. The instructionals are good for there limited purpose to demonstrate a particular tech but getting on the mat and watching live action is more beneficial in my opinion.
1/17/2007 7:55pm, #27
So you get more out of tournament footage than instructionals?
By the way, if you're watching the Mundials, you might as well watch the Pan Ams, too."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
1/28/2007 7:03am, #28
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I watch alot of wrestling footage. Helps you see setups for different moves and just general strageties. Its certainly helped my game a bit.