boxer vs wreslter...

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by hell wall, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. hell wall

    hell wall Blue Belt

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    do you guys ever spar with one person in boxing gloves and the other wearing mma gloves,guy in big gloves can strike and defend takedowns,mma gloves guy can evade strikes and work takedowns??
    just tried this with my brother today and was really fun,timing his punches and slipping under them for the takedown!!
     
  2. Straightcross

    Straightcross Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Sparring like this is unfair since the guy doing the takedowns has a pretty big advantage granted it's sparring. The chance of hurting someone when you take someone down without holding back is pretty small but if you are the boxer the only way to stop the guy from taking you down is to hit him hard and doing that in sparring is an ass thing to do
     
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    Jonas g33k Blue Belt

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    Last summer the MMA class was available for BJJ guys and I ended up without gloves against a guy wearing boxing gloves. I couldn't strike and he couldn't grapple too much. It was fun, but if I had MMA gloves, I would have prefered a normal sparring.
     
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    Basically you should treat the wrestler much the same way you should treat another boxer. Mark your range with your leg, move away as he nears but avoid moving backward or forward if you can. He shoots in a straight line, so don't move in a straight line. Keep moving to the right or away from whichever is his strong hand. While moving right keep throwing out jabs to distract him. You don't want to stay still for too long. If he shoots hopefully you can time a jab to knock off his concentration. Remember while a takedown might look intimidating the motions involved are in fact much slower than a simple punch, so if you look out for it you should see it coming a mile away. I always say if a matador can avoid a bull a boxer can avoid a wrestler.

    edit: whoops didn't realise this was the grappling forum.
     
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  5. Einarr

    Einarr Banned Banned

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    I've sparred Judo and BJJ in street clothes - jeans and a t-shirt. It's surprising just how effective a Cross Choke is with a T-shirt. I've never sparred with someone wearing boxing gloves, because I doubt I'll ever fight someone wearing boxing gloves so I don't really see the point.

    I think it's good to throw up your sparring and try something different.
     
  6. cms9690

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    I think it's really interesting to have the "style vs style" scenario. Not to see which "style" is best but just for the sheer enjoyment of watching two contrasting arts go at it.

    I think both should be in heavily padded MMA gloves just so that the striker has a chance when things go to the ground (since you can't grapple too well in boxing gloves..)

    I thought this was going to be a troll thread at first, but it wasn't.

    ★★★☆☆ 3/5, good sir.
     
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    Einarr Banned Banned

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    Pretty sad what they do to those poor animals.
     
  9. hell wall

    hell wall Blue Belt

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    I read about this style of sparing in randy coutures book wrestling for fighting. Also to the guy that said dont spar in boxing gloves. It helps protect your hands so you can spar again aand yea the cross choke is effective with just a tshirt
     
  10. richmFTW

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    x2. This is why I love seeing them get fucked up. Bullriders too.
     
  11. Ramsey Dewey

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    You should try sanda sparring. Both of you wear boxing gloves, and both of you work for takedowns and throws while striking.

    If you can get good at takedowns in the big gloves, it gets a lot easier when you put the little ones on.
     
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    1.) They do make MMA gloves that are open palm that are still quite effective in protecting your hand when you punch, thus why I said heavily padded gloves.

    2.) If you're striking hard enough that with wraps/wrist support and MMA gloves you are still hurting yourself then you should probably reconsider if you're sparring or just trying to knockout your sparring partner.
     

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