Flexibility

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by blink_man182, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Well I was just wondering as I have not started training BJJ yet (I plan on doing so , soon). I have no previous grappling experience but I am pretty flexible, is this going to be an advantage in level of progression that I can do in BJJ?
     
  2. Cardio King

    Cardio King Blue Belt

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    This will be an excellent advantage for you. Use your flexibility when retaining guard. My goal this year is to become very flexible.
     
  3. Cardio King

    Cardio King Blue Belt

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    double post... damn
     
  4. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Also, I take it flexibility is one of the reasons BJ Penn got his Black belt so fast?
     
  5. Kimuralex

    Kimuralex Brown Belt

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    start bjj first, worry about getting a cross collar choke instead of this.
     
  6. copete

    copete Orange Belt

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    PULL RUBBER GUARD!! lol
     
  7. Cardio King

    Cardio King Blue Belt

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    Haha yeah! Fucking funny post right there! Good job squirt!
     
  8. copete

    copete Orange Belt

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    hey i try lol
     
  9. JamesBJJ.**

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    It certainly wont hurt.

    having rubber legs wont help blood flow to the brain when your ass is getting choked out though.
     
  10. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Flexibility is one of the few things I have going for me. I'm not that strong or fast, but I can tumble into and out of all kinds of positions.
     
  11. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Not to mention it helps last longer when in submissions, apply submissions like triangles, etc.
     
  12. RubberRyan

    RubberRyan Blue Belt

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    just start training now, no point in putting it off
     
  13. Mr. Switch

    Mr. Switch TALLY HO!

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    Where's YOUR brain?
     
  14. jdm_boy

    jdm_boy Black Belt

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    This has an obvious answer, and it is YES!!
     
  15. codemonkey76

    codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    Flexibility will not make you the next BJ Penn, just train. There is not point talking about how good you might be... the only thing that will make you good is natural talent and dedication to consistent training.
     
  16. Samurai Jack

    Samurai Jack faixa roxa

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    dont rely on your phisical atributes too much during training, work your technique.
     
  17. Slithers

    Slithers Green Belt

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    flexibility is a DISadvantage in progression.

    when you are flexible you will rely on unorthodox moves that require extreme flexibility as opposed to solid technique. sure you may catch some guys or do well as a result of flexibility, but it will not help you to learn jiu-jitsu. flexibility will help your success ratio, but not your progression. focus on the basics and you will progress much faster. flexibility is not skill, it is ability. skill is what progresses you more so than ability. IMO flexibility will hold you back. my 2
     
  18. spider spartan

    spider spartan Yellow Belt

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    Flexibility is easy to improve, technique is the ultimate advantage.

    I had/have very little flexibility but it never seemed to be a disadvantage when sparring.

    That being said, I know if I want to advance within the sport and pull off more advanced and efficient moves it will be required down the line.

    Focus on Technique and stretch in your spare time
     

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