1. We now have a new forum called Fantasy Matchup Discussion. Access it here

Can you do the splits?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Coach Couzo, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. Coach Couzo

    Coach Couzo Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    0
    Graciemag.com gives 20 tips to enhance your play in their recent Jiu-Jitsu manual (http://www.graciemag.com/?c=149&a=2913). Read #15:

    Stretch!
    Ever since he was a kid, Antonio Schembri has been used to stretching daily. And he never complained, unlike his opponents, whom, in time and practice, he began to submit in the most varied ways.
     
  2. VampireMonk

    VampireMonk Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,753
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    Texas
    flexibility is not just good for grappling but also for reducing stress,
    that is why Yoga people stretch.

    when your stressed out, stretch a lot.

    get into an argument with your wife or gf? stretch tons!!!
    you'll feel much better and make up and take her to a nice restaurant
    and be less selfish, you will be selfless like water.
     
  3. stretch is guud.
     
  4. Hamit Aktas

    Hamit Aktas Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    2,298
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sweden
    Damn I used to hate stretching. All you have to do it get used to it. And it won't as much of a problem anymore. But still, I really hated it in the beginning. And the pain you feel is worse then getting hit in the face. It's that retarded pain. Like getting a cut on your finger or something. It doesn't feel as bad when getting punched in the face, or dropping 15's on your foot when working out (no that has never happend).

    I've already got very flexible hips. If I put my arm between my legs and under my knee, I can put the bottom of my knee ontop of my shoulder. Stuff like that. But I can't do the splits. I'm STILL kinda lazy when it comes to streching.
     
  5. Kawlinz

    Kawlinz How do I change my Custom User Title?

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,085
    Likes Received:
    141
    I'm very flexible when bringing my knees towards my head... I can put my legs behind my head quite easily.. even easier if I didn't have my gut :p
     
  6. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    6,442
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    England
    I used to be able to do the splits, but some bastard landed on me playing rugby and my left knee was out of comission for about 2 months and I've never bothered to stretch to that degree again. But I'm suprised to hear that some bjj schools dont put much of an emphasis on stretching, both my sombo and judo schools take stretching pretty seriously.
     
  7. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Messages:
    8,303
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    Part of the only one holistic system of systems
    Yes. Only with legs out to the sides, not James Brown one in front one behind style.
     
  8. OpethDrums

    OpethDrums Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2005
    Messages:
    3,057
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Brown Belt
    stretching is the opposite of flexing..
     
  9. Gregster

    Gregster Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Messages:
    6,090
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    In front of my computer, it seems
    I'm the opposite.

    I like having some flexibility (quite a bit more than I should have for my somatatype) and from what I've heard from folks I know who train BJJ, it's an asset. Though I can think of no athletic endeavor where it' not.
     
  10. ClubberLange

    ClubberLange Green Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2002
    Messages:
    1,437
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    can do the james brown ones, still a way to go straddle style though
     
  11. Sohei

    Sohei A Smocking gun

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2003
    Messages:
    28,004
    Likes Received:
    6,366
    stretching is essential, I can do the side splits pefectly but the front only 90%. I hate stretching but afterwards it feels awesome.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.