PROJECT: For the month of October...

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by HEAVY GRAPPLER, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    For the month of October, I will only be beginning rolls in bottom of side control or mount. And I will only be submitting with chokes (excluding triangles.)

    Anyone ever try this approach to address gaping holes in their game?
     
  2. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    I think it's a great way of training, one that I'm guilty of not using nearly enough.
     
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    MUFC Brown Belt

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    I do this.

    This month I really want to work on my high tozi pass from top and from bottom, I want to work my ability to deal with really big, strong guys that crowd me in guard.
     
  4. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    I do something similar. I don't quite have the will power to follow it 100% though. I usually pick a technique and use it as much as possible, just not exclusively that one move.

    Also I don't restrict it to a time frame. When I'm comfortable or something else catches my eye, I switch.
     
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    Belatucadros Brown Belt

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    Same. Right now I'm looking to almost exclusively hit the marcelo-style guillotine or N/S choke.

    But if something else comes up, I'll take it. I'm hunting for those two, though.
     
  6. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    I have tried the more moderate routes people are suggesting. But I am a creature of habit and maybe a bit lazy. I need to make it a rule.

    The thing with side control is that I am good at avoiding it. I have an active guard and am pretty good from the turtle. But if you get me in side - I'm fucked (save for powering out of it - another habit I'm trying to break.) If I don't start there, I am unlikely to wind up there.
     
  7. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    When I do this, I'll tend to save one roll a night for a fun roll, just to keep myself sharp on everything else. Anything goes during that roll.

    But yes, I do this all the time because different people (or even the same people at different times) show you new looks all the time. It helps give you confidence with a technique.
     
  8. AZfighter

    AZfighter White Belt

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    I do something similar this month I am working on avoiding being put in side control at all costs. I feel comfortable when someone has me in side control and can get to guard most of the time but I need to stop getting to that position.
     
  9. ShadowNINku

    ShadowNINku SANDBAGGER BELT

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    sounds like a good idea ^

    "fun roll", the positional roll can be fun too though :icon_chee

    "fun roll" first or after positional rolls?

    just 1 "fun roll"?
     

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