7/27/2009 7:16pm, #11
I swept some people on Saturday without using my hands just to see if I could (I could).
Sweeps and defending them aren't about grips, they're about posture, base and balance; you know that. How do foot sweeps or throws work standing?
7/27/2009 7:29pm, #12Originally Posted by dokomoy
Originally Posted by War Wheel
From 2001-2006 I did a lot of guard pulling. It was my favoured way to go to the ground because it's easy and let me work my subs. This was starting standing, BTW, I would just pull guard.
From 2006-2008 I started trying to be a better wrestler, but sucked for a long time because my base and transitions were shitty.
From 2008-present, I've mainly worked on wrestling better. Ignoring the guard and most submissions to go for superior position and then go for the odd keylock or choke from the top. Relying on slow application of power moves, which sucks in its own way.
Recently I've been trying to dial down the amount of powering through moves and increase my explosiveness from the guard. That's very recently, because I was stuck in a rut for the last year or so.
Originally Posted by jnp
Tao makes some good general suggestions, something to think about.
Originally Posted by cyrijl
As for your suggestions, they are decent, they're exactly what I tried, and they failed rather miserably. No insult taken though, it's what I'd've said to me if I didn't know better.
7/27/2009 7:33pm, #13Originally Posted by Upa
You just made me realize that I did a bunch of stuff just to see if I could. I was grappling like a white belt, I made a bunch of mistakes that I know are mistakes and they got exploited. I felt like I had to engage...I don't even know why, I guess I was nervous when they didn't come at me, so I went at them. Instead of waiting for opportunities to present themselves, I tried to force every issue.
7/27/2009 11:45pm, #14
Given that weight and posture are extremely important, grips are also extremely important, but you need to have a plan to use them once you've got them. Grips that aren't used are a liability, as they can leave you open to being swept.
The important thing is to have a gameplan i.e. you get to a comfortable, safe position with good posture such as killing one of his feet between your legs. Then you MUST have a guard pass that you know the grips for. You should have your opponent reacting to you, not you reacting to him. So set up your grips, control his legs and hips and pass.
Any controls you can get on his legs that point his knees away from you is good, as you're killing his guard.
7/28/2009 1:27am, #15
How did you end up NOT doing BJJ for so long? Due to location?Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
7/28/2009 11:55am, #16
7/28/2009 12:18pm, #17
Especially against someone so advanced, there is a shitload to learn from seeing/feeling how they react to your moves. If I'm against a real BB and I know I'm basically going to never submit them in my entire life, I'll try the same pass a few times and see where I fail, where I might succeed and what changes I might try.
Especially if I think I have something "new" this is a great time to figure out if I'm onto something or merely deluded.
Just that is a huge study. I love working with/against skilled people.Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
-Mentat Text Two (dicto)
7/28/2009 2:16pm, #18
7/28/2009 2:27pm, #19Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
-Mentat Text Two (dicto)
7/28/2009 11:51pm, #20
I completely agree. Grips without balance and posture are useless. Grips that do nothing are also useless. I also agree that when passing, posture and balance take priority over grips. Rolling with someone who has great posture is extremely difficult - you can't get proper grips - e.g. deep in their collar - to start with, and your opponent feels so much heavier and immovable.