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    hey guys,

    I was wondering how many people take the time to drill all thier submissions, sweeps, positioning at home, or when you have free time.

    Of course, as you know, with constant practise and drilling, techniques become instilled in the brain, and it is what is known a "muscle memory".
    Now with BJJ, you can take your time on the ground, and think about what your next move will be, but do you think under the influence of adrenalin and tension that you would be able to pull techniques off as easily, or as quickly then when you rolled with your sparring patner.

    thanks

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    Most of the drills my instructor has us work on in class require some kind of resistance from a partner. Things I practice when no partner is available include ukemi and shrimp drills, and it seems that practicing these skills (muscle memory wise) has helped my game. I've read that there are certain takedowns you can practice (against trees and stuff), that can really help, but I've never tried them. I've never tried grappling dummies either, though I would like to know more about them.
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    Grappling dummies are gay. Get a real, resisting person to drill with.

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    I have started working my double leg takedowns with a heavy bag. I make sure it is hanging low enough so the bottom of the bag is below my knees.

    I can work set ups, level change, penetration step and collecting the knees at my own speed and still feel the impact so I know if I driving forward enough. I have been doing this for about a week and it has let me get a couple of hundred practice shots in.

    I have been hesitant about going for shots when rolling and I'll find out tomorrow if this helps. If nothing else I have noticed my level change and step are a lot smoother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123ash
    hey guys,

    I was wondering how many people take the time to drill all thier submissions, sweeps, positioning at home, or when you have free time.

    Of course, as you know, with constant practise and drilling, techniques become instilled in the brain, and it is what is known a "muscle memory".
    Now with BJJ, you can take your time on the ground, and think about what your next move will be, but do you think under the influence of adrenalin and tension that you would be able to pull techniques off as easily, or as quickly then when you rolled with your sparring patner.

    thanks
    In the future, would you be so kind as to start your questions about grappling in the Guantanamo Bay forum? That is where topics like this one belong. This forum is for specific questions about Grappling technique or strategy. Both of the recent threads you have started in DHS pose general questions. General topic questions belong on Gitmo.

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