56 lbs difference in grappling

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by hagler7, May 4, 2008.

  1. hagler7

    hagler7 White Belt

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    today i grappled with a lad 4 stone heavier than me who only knows one way to grapple very heavy and very intense . he caught a arm bar on me and i fthought he had snapped my arm ,he was very apolegetic and concerned about my arm its not like he did it on purpose but he 20 years younger than me and 4 stone heavier on me and more skillful than me. i am i going to learn anything from grapppling with him he taps me out every time you see, and does 4 stone make a difference in grappling ?
     
  2. Rush_18

    Rush_18 Blue Belt

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    i am 5'9 155 and planning to fight at 135 and i usually roll with guys that are anywhere from 160-230 and i get whooped by the bigger guys but then when i go back to the guys around 160 i dont get subbed at all and everyone in my gym has been training at least 6 months longer, most between a year and 3 years tho, anyways what im trying to say is that in my experience it will help you in the long run
     
  3. Newcastle

    Newcastle Brown Belt

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    Of course it makes a huge difference. Someone that is more skilled than you AND significantly heavier will be hard to defend against. That being said, you can certainly learn good defense grappling against larger opponents. It has helped me quite a bit since I'm usually the smaller guy at my gym (5'8" 145lbs). Like the previous poster said, it makes my game better when I roll against guys my own size.
     
  4. BJJ-guy

    BJJ-guy Blue Belt

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    Use your technique and size wont matter as much. Learn what you're doing wrong when you get subbed and learn to defend effectively. If someone is same level skill or more advanced than obviously size matters, but once you're more skilled heavier guys wont matter as much.

    I'm 150lbs and go against guys ranging from 150 to 230lbs.
     
  5. sunnycoastbjj

    sunnycoastbjj Yellow Belt

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    Size does matter. I only weigh 60kgs and find i can hand with most guys up to 80 - 90 kgs depending on their body type. I still think you are much better off training with guys as close to your size as possible to help with your technique without getting injured, (despite what the other guys think). If you can find a big guy that doesn't use all his weight on you and try's to use skill then you will definalty learn a different game to combat big guys but you will find your techniques will still be limited.
     
  6. DirectDrive

    DirectDrive Black Belt

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    size does matter. especially if all things are equal except size.

    the bigger guys should be worrying about technique when rolling with smaller guys, and not smashing and overpowering their opponent,

    i love to roll with small guys, they are usually more technical and make you have to be technical too.
     
  7. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    I have een choked out by people half my weight

    I ahve acctually competed against one dude who was taller and heavier then me, but he was jsut fat
     
  8. Corey Lautischer

    Corey Lautischer Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    i'm on the lower end of 130, biggest guy i've rolled with is 270... technique > size
    size is just another problem to solve, if they're more skilled then you'll probabally lose anyways, if they're less skilled just play smart and don't let them use their strength
     
  9. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    you are so lucky you didn't post in the "can you be demoted..." thread
     
  10. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    you know waht?


















    It was a girl!

    And I couldn't be demoted at the time because I was a whitebelt :)

    Woke up sniffin her "neather regions" after a triangle I thought I could defend,
     
  11. hagler7

    hagler7 White Belt

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    and to add a bit more i was wearing a gi and where as he was not, so he had loads to grab after he had pummled me to the deck lol:icon_sad:
     
  12. txfighter13

    txfighter13 Purple Belt

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    see ROYCE GRACIE :)
     
  13. hagler7

    hagler7 White Belt

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    i wish txfighter i wish:D
     

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