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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by lildog, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    My class is set up a little different than im use to. Its been several years since i last took BJJ, and what ive seen at other gyms was pretty different. Usually, the class involves 10 minutes of warm up drills then technique. At my new school we only do technique for 20 minutes, and then we roll for 30+. It doesnt seem like enough time to actually learn technique. And as a beginner, i think rolling for 40 minutes is too much. Is it a bad thing for to roll with person for like 5 minutes or so, and then take a break then go it again with someone else? My class seems really aggressive, and my instructor is a legit black belt, he just doesnt spend a lot of time instructing. I think its normal for me to be sore and worn out, but i just think for instruction and less rolling right now is preferable. I dont know, maybe ill become better by rolling so much with guys that are more experienced than me?
     
  2. knoxpk

    knoxpk Black Belt

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    If your teacher is a legit BB then dont worry about it.

    Some teachers teach more, spar less and others do the reverse.

    I dont know if either way is the "right way"...

    Just go for a while and see how you do.
     
  3. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    one thing i like about him, is that he wants everyone to start on the feet, instead of on your knees. It seems pretty basic, but it amazes me how many schools have all their rolling sessions just on the ground. He teaches takedowns (wreslting/judo etc.) and thats cool.
     
  4. dbowles

    dbowles White Belt

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    We usually take about 10 minutes to warm up, 40 technique, drilling the new technique, 10 of passing the guard, or achieve the mount or whatever drill they have us do, than the last hour is all rolling, or on tuesday, thursday MMA. Friday is open mat for 2 hours

    We start on our knees because we dont have good mats, and we don't have enough space for everyone to start standing
     
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    Systemanoob** Banned Banned

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    Drilling the technique properly is far more effective than talking about how to do it properly. The best teachers are often the ones that say very little.
     
  6. HuntingtonBeach

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    at my gym its:

    30 mins streaching / warmup / cardio

    30 mins technique

    30 mins rolling
     
  7. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    lol, how do you figure that?
     
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    UrbanSavage** Pepe Silvia

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    Wrong.
     
  9. ShotokanBjj

    ShotokanBjj White Belt

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    at marcelos its 30 mins warmup 30 mins drilling technique and 30 mins rolling.. and im never questioning him
     
  10. a'wes'ome

    a'wes'ome RAWR

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    im mad my new school doesnt give us enough roll time
     
  11. BJJ Beginner

    BJJ Beginner Green Belt

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    YMMV, but that's the way I like it. I can do pushups on my own time, and warming up is something that IMO should be done before class starts. Jiu Jitsu class should be about jiu jitsu.

    As far as the split between practicing techniques and rolling is concerned, a lot depends on how many techniques you're learning in a day. 20 minutes should be enough to learn the mechanics for 4-5 techniques, which you can (and should) then focus on using during the subsequent rolls.

    And yes, you'll learn a lot by rolling. Basically, your goals should vary depending on who you're rolling with. With someone below your level, polish your techniques. With someone at your level, apply your techniques. And with someone above your level, learn from how he defeats your techniques.

    Finally, notice how I used the word "with" rather than "against" in the above paragraph. While it is important to roll competitively from time to time, the majority of your rolling should be spent bettering your game and that of your partner. If you're constantly focused on "winning" the roll, you'll stick to your strengths and never improve your weaknesses. Put yourself in bad situations and try to get out of them. You and your partner should also intentionally give each other opportunities to apply what you learned earlier in that class. That way, both of you can gain experience using those moves as well as defending them.

    A lot of schools do things differently, and I'm not going to say they're wrong for doing so. But I've seen my game improve dramatically since moving to a school that does things this way.
     
  12. Nickynoneck

    Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    nothing makes you learn more then "on the job training" once you go more and more your school mates will prob teach you stuff also .
     
  13. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    for you maybe but differnt people learn in differnt ways

    3 major ways are

    Spatial: seeing it demonstrated

    Kinetic: doing it or having it be done on yourself

    Audiotive: hearing it being explained

    then you can break it down into subgroups

    You learn a heck of alot by teachning aswell, and if you have these three in mind when you teach/demonstrate you should be able to reach most people. it is a major mistake some teahcers do in that they have their way of demonstrating and doesn't adjust for all the people or take time to do it another way for those that doesn't get it
     
  14. D Train

    D Train Silver Belt

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    We do about:
    10 minutes warm up.
    30 minutes learning/drilling technique.
    20 minutes rolling.

    But that schedule changes depending on the size and make up of the class. Somedays, if it's a small class and mostly intermediate-advanced guys, we'll roll the whole time and the instructors will come by and watch and give pointers and such.
     

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