Be Honest: do you even train throws/takedowns at your BJJ academy?

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  1. Evenflow80

    Evenflow80 Green Belt

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    At my academy we can go a month or more before having a random class where we drill takedowns or hip/judo throws. To say its a big gaping hole in our training in an understatmenet.

    What surprised me though is so far I've competed against guys from established gyms like Atos, Gracie Humaita, AoJ, and others and I was surprised that in every single case within seconds of starting it usually just ended with us in the ground in a half guard scramble, with no takedown points awarded.

    It made me wonder if takedowns/throw training is lacking in most BJJ gyms. How often do you train and drill them at your academy?
     
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  2. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Nah, just a little warm up. We have weekly themes. Sometimes it’s a takedown. Then we start from standing on Monday and Wednesdays. I still start from standing except for Saturday’s when the mat is packed.
     
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    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    jack36767 Brown Belt

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    I trains mma fighters a lot
     
  5. spacetime

    spacetime Black Belt

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    They sure seem confident all fights end up on the ground. I guess they included grapplers getting KOed, lacking sufficient clinch or double/single leg, in which case they would be correct, all fights do end up on the ground.:)
     
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    jack36767 Brown Belt

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    Yesss!! Spacetime and EvenFlow. One thread :)
     
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  7. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    We practice them. I usually just go through the motions. I hate takedowns.
     
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    lechien Gold Belt

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    3 rounds of tachiwaza followed by 8 rounds of newaza .
     
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  9. tekkenfan

    tekkenfan Purple Belt

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    are youstill at cesars?
     
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  10. winterbike

    winterbike Blue Belt

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    Nope. Sometimes we drill them, but we almost never start standing, so the drills are useless. I don't really mind, I need healthy joints to do all the cool other shit I want to do. If I ever want to become a killer on the streetz, I'll pick up some muay thai or something.
     
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    shunyata Black Belt

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    Yes/No.

    Yes we train them, no it wasn't a bjj school.

    Eastern bloc Judo / Sambo / Gi / Nogi ftw.
     
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  12. Edison Carasio

    Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt Platinum Member

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    At my school every white belt class starts with a standing lesson, which can include of a handful of methods of taking a fight to the ground (slip a punch to double leg, throw a jab to double leg, trip from rear clinch, outside leg hook from clinch, body fold from clinch, pull guard from double unders).

    Advanced class will depend on the block of instruction for that cycle. But there is an entire block of takedowns and throws.
     
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    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Yes sir.
     
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  14. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    I train with a couple of collegiate wrestlers and judo black belts. I could train takedowns all the time if I wanted to, but I’d have to make the effort. We almost never train them in class.
     
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    xMTDx A grappling dad

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    Not every class but pretty often for technique and drills and at least two of the main hard sparring sessions of the week start from standing otherwiseit is up to our discretion once free rolling starts.
     
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    My instructor is a judo blackbelt and was a highschool wrestler. He goes over a stand up technique a month, most months anyways. A couple times a week he stays after class and trains with the comp guys, but all are welcome. During this time rounds start standing since the mat is a lot emptier.
     
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  17. CrazyN8

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    Started at an Atos affiliated gym 3 months ago, 8 minute rolls every roll starts standing. Took a while to get used to I'm starting to like it. Honestly at first it was super odd, I was used to starting on my knees but now I am way more comfortable with both takedowns and effective guard pulls.
     
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  18. spacetime

    spacetime Black Belt

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    The question was do you train them at your BJJ academy. Why did you still feel the need to reply?
     
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  19. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    First week of the month is takedowns at my old club. And invariably the takedowns will be connected. (ie: All single underhook stuff. All sacrifice throws. All hip throws. Throws From Russian 2 on 1 etc.)
     
  20. Quebec Nick

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    We always start standing, for the drilling part, I would say that it's about 1/10 of the techniques in a week. Either takedowns or takedown defense. We have an old Judo blackbelt that do 2 or 3 techniques when he's there and our main coach is ok in wrestling. There's also a lot of takedowns in the MMA class.
     

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