do you have competition class at your academy?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Toothless King, May 22, 2014.

  1. Toothless King Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2013
    Messages:
    3,856
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Costa Mesa, CA
    if yes, what is the training like?

    i.e. drill, free sparring, positional sparring, etc.
     
  2. Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    18,578
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Sort of. I run pretty intense drilling sessions that incorporate high speed drilling of moves with no resistance and lot of 100% positional sparring focusing mostly on competition (i.e. lots of open and half guard). It's mostly competitors that attend and the pace is designed to get you in shape for competition. Our regular classes are fairly high paced with lots of reps though of course you work on whatever the lesson of the day is rather than whatever you want. We're a very sport oriented school.
     
  3. JCASHDAKID Green Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Two on Oneville, NYC
    All the competitors train two times a day usually the classes MG teaches. We do have a specific class on Monday nights which is Purple, Brown, Black only and usually has all the heavy hitters and good visitors come thru. As far as drilling everyone does that before or after class on their own time if they like that kind of regime. Competition training is just alot of sparring
     
  4. Title Fight Productions Steel Belt

    Joined:
    May 17, 2005
    Messages:
    28,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Down from day 1
    Yes both for Grappling competition and MMA competition. Both are highly focused and positional oriented with 100% sparring mixed in with some flowing and trouble shooting.
     
  5. Harnaik Orange Belt

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Yup. We do high speed drills, positional sparring, full sparring. High intensity for the duration of the classes. I think it's pretty much the same format for most gyms.
     
  6. jcandoitbig Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SD, CA
    Friday night for 2 hours, it's a lot of conditioning and then positional sparring.

    one person will be in the middle of a circle of everyone else, and will for example get into spider guard with another person on top. they then spar until the bottom person sweeps or the top person passes. if the bottom person sweeps, he stays in the middle and the next top player rotates in. if he gets passed, then the passer now starts on bottom with spider guard and so on. we'll do 10 minute rounds of this
     

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.