No Gi Jiu Jitsu. How often does your gym train takedowns?

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  1. Luis22

    Luis22 White Belt

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    Just curious what's the pace of other no gi gyms.

    We train takedowns once a week. With heavy takedown sparring at the end.

    it's really a more intense pace than regular rolling.

    So im curious how much do no gi bjj gyms practice takedowns.

    Once a week? once a month?

    Or do you guys just practice stand up game on open mat time?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Grappleboxing

    Grappleboxing Brown Belt

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    We train takedowns whenever many people don't show up to class as our place is quite small.

    Whenever class is small, we have enough room to do takedowns. However, class isn't small that often, so we don't practice takedowns that often as a result.
     
  3. Osstopher McGi

    Osstopher McGi Green Belt

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    We do quite a lot of coverage on takedowns, and most people in the gym roll from a standing start. I still think you can never do too much though.
     
  4. Luis22

    Luis22 White Belt

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    I think most gyms should start rolling on their feet. Because it applies to competition and real life situations more.

    I really enjoy both stand up and ground aspects of no gi bjj.
     
  5. Barnacle Goose

    Barnacle Goose White Belt

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    Space issue at the gym I train at, trying to get one of the guys who has a wrestling background to teach me some stuff during open mats but not many of those either. I'm finding that I have just got to stick with knee drag drills and setups solo until they come up again.
     
  6. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    Two wrestling classes a week, not counting starting from the feet
     
  7. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    We have a week devoted to takedowns gi and no gi every twelve weeks, plus wrestling once a week. But sometime I'm the only guy who shows up to wrestling and just do pads with one of my coaches, which kinda blows ass.
     
  8. Luis22

    Luis22 White Belt

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    Takedowns every 3 months? Wow.
     
  9. Luis22

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    Are you training in an mma gym?

    or pure bjj gym?
     
  10. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    It's wrestling taught for wrestling, not jiujitsu or MMA. Mostly wrestlers in the class. Unsure if that's the question you were asking.
     
  11. Luis22

    Luis22 White Belt

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    I meant is the gym that you're going to. An mma gym?

    or just a place that teaches bjj only.

    Sorry for the mix up.
     
  12. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    Mostly BJJ, I mean there's still people that do MMA but the numbers are almost all BJJ.
     
  13. Chr9is

    Chr9is Blue Belt

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    Probably once every couple weeks, but luckily there is enough room that when we go live there's typically room to start standing. I try to start standing as much as I can as I simply enjoy it and I want to be a competent wrestler.
     
  14. Allan san

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    We used to have time during every class where we only do takedowns. Now, it is up to you. I start every single roll from standing and fight like hell for the takedown.
     
  15. Luis22

    Luis22 White Belt

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    So when rolling in your gym students have the option of starting rolling from stand up?

    Good for you guys if that's the case.
     
  16. Allan san

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    absolutely. A lot of guys weren't taking their takedowns seriously, so my instructor decided to make them optional. However, he highly encourages the takedown.
     
  17. tap21

    tap21 Green Belt

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    We do takedowns every day. It's the first thing that happens in a match so we do it first every day. We also roll from the feet almost all the time. Seems to work out really well.
     
  18. Luis22

    Luis22 White Belt

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    From the responses it seems like most No Gi classes work takedowns pretty often.

    Wonder if it's the same for GI BJJ.
     
  19. DaviDreadlocks

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    We do take downs at the start of every class. The take down then goes into the sub we are going over that day. I train at an mma gym so from the looks of it it might be different for pure bjj gyms
     
  20. otwobjj

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    One thing that i found works really well is drilling Wrestling outside class time
    (Before/after class or open mat)

    Just drill the entries. For an instance, pummel 3 times then entry to a greco roman throw. Or drill single/dbl legs constantly without taking you partner down.

    It's not the same but its the best option when the mats are full...
     

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