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Changing Levels

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Shsu_Rugger, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Shsu_Rugger Orange Belt

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    As an open minded athlete I've come to realize that no one can change levels for a shot like a grappler/wrestler. I'm a strength and conditioning coach for my team and as an individual who has problems changing levels I've come to notice that others do too. This leads to alot of smother, arm, and shirt tackling. So I was wondering what are some of the drill that all of you do to practice breaking down and changing levels quickly?

    Any and all advice is welcome. Thanks for you time and consideration. Flame if you want to but it only makes you a tool.
     
  2. The Colonel Purple Belt

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    I was never on a wrestling team or anything, but later once I started working a lot more takedowns with former wrestlers that I was doing BJJ with, I just sort of picked it up. Its just natural (to me at least) that some takedowns/tie ups require a more upright posture, and some postures/tie ups/takedowns require a lower posture.

    Regardless of what level you're presently in and what level you're changing to, you still want to keep a good stance and proper body positioning i.e. arms in tight to your sides, weight on the balls of your feet, not leaning forward to keep from getting snapped down etc.
     
  3. Senshi Brown Belt

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    well you could have guys in 30 sec intervals make as many shots on each other as possible and force them to get below the other guy. simple drop down drills from a pummel position would work. have a line of three guys and have one man take drop a level take a shot and then move onto the next one trying to always remain lower than the opponents arms and increasing with speed with each exercise. are these guys training to wrestle high caliber wrestlers or just to improve?
     

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