Chicken Fighting to Improve Balance

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Jimmy Cerra, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    In Taekwondo class yesterday and Jiu-Jitsu class today, we did a fun type of sparring called chicken fighting. It was crazy, and seems to help you develop your balance.

    Here is how to set it up: We split into pairs. Then we stand on one leg and grib either the other foot or gi-pant cuff. So we are balanced on only one leg. The with the free hand we grip our opposite collar on the gi.

    There is no striking. When the instructor says go, we charge at each other while hopping on only the one foot. The goal is to get the other person either on the ground or to put both feet on the ground. Sort of like a sumo contest (although there is no ring boundry - we simply hop back onto the mat if we accidently go off).

    Lots of fun! Also pretty tiring and helps you work on balance and breakfalls. Usually we do three rounds. The person who lost the most has to do push ups afterward while the other person counts.

    Ya it isn't very practical. But it is still a fun game!
     
  2. Xiandi

    Xiandi Banned Banned

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    Try a similar drill, but with single leg takedowns. It'll have great use in gi and no-gi jiujitsu
     
  3. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Ya, that is a good drill. I got to get better at takedowns. I'll suggest it sometime during class. Thanks!
     
  4. S.D.Force

    S.D.Force Blue Belt

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    sounds great for light weights....this is a fairly irrelevant type of drilling for anybody that carries significant weight above the light to light middle weights.
     
  5. CowboyPete

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    Do heavy people not need balance? I though gravity applied to everyone.
     

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