Fun and games

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Walt Ruckus, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Walt Ruckus

    Walt Ruckus Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2004
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Finland
    Do you ever do any "drills" or "sparring" that's just not your average "let's start from the knees and go 1 on 1" -type of training? Tonight we were split into two teams and we got to roll against the other team. The trick was that higher belts (blues and up) had to tuck one of their hands under their belts which made things a lot more interesting.

    I gotta admit, it was fun as hell! A nice way to break the daily routine. What do you all think? Does your school encourage this kind of training?
     
  2. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,362
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Sometimes we play King of the Mat. You all get in line against the wall. The first guy starts out as king and takes the center of the mat while the second in line comes in. You start standing and go for a takedown, then whoever gets a dominant posistion first either becomes or retains the title as king. Next in line comes. The person who is king once everybody has gone is named The King.

    Other than that, no, not really.
     
  3. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2005
    Messages:
    6,473
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    At wrestling, we would sometimes break up practice with dodgeball or a KOTH game like you described (except there were no belts). Once we even did sumo wrestling instead!!! At grappling practice at one place I train, we will play shark bate: basically the guy in the center stays in until he is submitted. At another place we will have informal tournaments and round robins instead of normal practice. At yet a different club, we would sometimes switch to Judo matches instead of randori. I personally miss dodgeball...
     
  4. Soulfly

    Soulfly Guest

    I've never played them, but they sound fun.
     
  5. krellik

    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2003
    Messages:
    4,596
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sweden (Kalmar)
    Yeah its really great to mix it up, just always have a defined purpose with the "game"...
     
  6. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,657
    Likes Received:
    116
    War games is hilarious. Split the class, shirts and skins, and have them fight. You get awesome things happening like people getting armbared on each arm, or RNC'd while RNC'd.
     
  7. TapouTime

    TapouTime Guest

    ummm yea "war games" sounds like an accident waiting to happen
     
  8. Richard Emling

    Richard Emling Black Belt Professional Fighter

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,731
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    tooele utah
    is putting on gloves getting in a cage and kicking the shit out of each outher a fun game? if so then yes
     
  9. Walt Ruckus

    Walt Ruckus Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2004
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Finland
    No, it is considered brutal and uncivilized. A guy could get hurt!
     
  10. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2004
    Messages:
    6,120
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    asia
    Another game could be one team can only do one submission adn the other a different submission, but the head instructor will be the one to let you know which one. When someone taps, that's a point for the team. Make it a race to 5
     
  11. Matt Thornton

    Matt Thornton Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,890
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I just got the grappling drills dvd by Stephan Kesting. I can't wait to start using it. It's targeted towards beginner-intermediate so it should carry me for a good 2 years tops. It's awesome because it helps develop all these little fine points on the mat and makes all these movements instinctive, and improves your grappling really fast. I want to put together a similar program for stand-up fighting.
     
  12. TJS

    TJS Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,314
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    We do alot of gaurd passing, mount escape, man in the middle type drills.
     
  13. Bama Zulu

    Bama Zulu Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2005
    Messages:
    605
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    North Dakota
    King of the Mat is def. my favorite.
     
  14. NJCarder

    NJCarder Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    we played mat football...split it up half it ended up being like 15 on 15 everyone stays on their knees and one guy gets the football...you win if you can tap out the guy with the football but he can throw the football to anyone he wants...it is acutally bad to have the ball but if the guy with the ball can get to the opposite wall from where he started then one person from the other team gets eliminated...its kinda hard to explain but it was crazy as hell...high school wrestling teams play it a lot too but with pins instead of tap outs
     
  15. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Messages:
    13,791
    Likes Received:
    6,616
    haha it must be a bitch rolling against 2 opponents!
     
  16. apapen

    apapen Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SP/Brazil
    I once had my arm over extended by an arm bar and wanted to practice while recovering. Tucking one arm under the belt was great practice, showed me some new alternatives to passing guard.
     

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.