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    Solo Drills To Improve Ground Game

    I am unable to train two weeks out of the month do to my occupation. I work out while at work and get in alot of cardio, complex wieghts, plyo and shadow boxing. I was wondering if you guys had any ideas for solo ground drills to help pick up my ground game while stuck here at work.
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    I don't know about drills per se but I would check out Stephan Kestings yoga for martial arts and work on core strength and flexibility

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    do hipspins.

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    What about kimura situps and triangle drills?

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    WTF is a kimura situp???

    I kinda do hipspins. I'll start at one end of my quarters and walk on my back useing my hips like you would to maintain guard. I also do walk ups on the walls with my shoulders and arms with my back to the wall. And I go through my gaurd positions triangle leg, half butterfly, full butterfly, half butterfly and triangle leg. I do that back and forth but it's off because I don't have a body to push off of and to orient myself with. I have a body target with a "head" I could possibly work triangles on. I have been considering a grappling dummy to bring to work. It would be better than nothing.
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    You could try shrimping, bridging, really focusing on getting the movements correct when you're not under the pressure of another person - I don't know about you but we do this anyway as part of our warmup in BJJ.

    And I'm fairly sure that when ojgsxr6 says a "kimura situp" he means the particlar way you sit up from guard, thrust your hips up, and reach over to go for a kimura, which is basically the same movement you use in a hip bump/sweep.

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    Gotcha.... Thanks for the tips. Being stuck out here on the job site sucks monkey balls and through a giant wrench in my training. But hey, mamma and kids need to eat.
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    BTW Kestings drills DVD is great.
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    A great drill I picked up off the web, don't remember where.

    Use a medicine ball or heavy bag with a comfortable weight in your guard. Now, without using your hands lift the bag with your hips to shift it, then shifting your shoulders to get back in good position. Do a full circle in one direction, then go the other direction back to your starting position. This is great for improving your guard and learning to control your opponent's balance with just your legs and hips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabwyo
    Gotcha.... Thanks for the tips. Being stuck out here on the job site sucks monkey balls and through a giant wrench in my training. But hey, mamma and kids need to eat.
    If it's any comfort, I've been coughing hard enough to pop my spine for about a month and half now, so you're still >me for attending. At least the two weeks gives you misc. healing time...


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