Rolling with hands wrapped up?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SFinclined, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. SFinclined

    SFinclined Purple Belt

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    So we have a new BB at our school and the first day he had a guy with a really strong grip wrap his hands up because he relied on his grip too much. Mind you we were rolling no-gi at the time, but has anyone else ever tried rolling like this? Or has your instructor have someone do it?
     
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    The No Gi Class at my Gym rolls with MMA Gloves on
     
  3. Mumrik

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    No, but it sounds like a good idea. Forearm strength/endurance is a precious resource, so it is a good idea to learn to conserve it. I guess the guy will be forced to learn to use hooks more.
     
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    haha finally a way to beat todd!!!!!!!!! *runs away*
     
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    damn and I wanted to make the first Todd joke. well played sir well played.

    I've heard of this before, but never done it.. but don't knock till you tried it i guess.
     
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    That in Fayettville? Who is the new BB? Curious because I like to keep up with the experts in NC.
     
  7. SFinclined

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    Todd is immune to any limit placed on his grip.
     
  8. randyrATX

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    Funny, I was thinking about this today. I had to roll with one hand wrapped for more than a month because of a hurt thumb.

    It is an interesting training method, plus it teaches you to use your hand as a hook, something I learned wrestling in my younger years. Here is the good thing to take away from this. If you don't use your thumb you can maintain a strong grip without burning your forearms as much. Squeezing with your thumb activates more muscles in your forearms.

    And really, a sure sign of a beginning jiu jitsu artist are death grips for no reason whether it be gi or no gi.
     
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    he will beat you anyway due to his sick core strength
     

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