To the wrestlers

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Chris Kimmerly, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Chris Kimmerly Amateur Fighter

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    I am having a hell of a time being able to close the distance and takedown taller guys. By rights I should be able to take a taller person down easier but I cant do it. They all seem to stiff arm me and I can seem to get a hold of them. Now with guys my own height I take them down with ease.
     
  2. Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Get wrist control. Transition to a 2 on 1 by arm dragging (don't let go of your grips to armdrag, though) and moving to the outside. Or transition to your underhook by circling your elbow over his arm first (you should initially grip his wrist with your same-side wrist, your thumb pointing toward you) then circling your own forearm around to his back. If I get tight over-unders with him pushing into me, I go straight into drop seoinage. Hope that helps you out!
     
  3. Chris Kimmerly Amateur Fighter

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    Thanks.. It will help. I think it may be a mental thing
     
  4. TacWar Green Belt

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    you might want to work handfighting drills just learning how to cut angles and set up your opponent will do wonders for your game. The better your set up and more varied they are the easier the takedown gets, and the less actual shots you need from your feet.
     
  5. theocean Silver Belt

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    timing man...fake a shot or two, post and go with the arm they are posting on you with...
     
  6. Jim J Purple Belt

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    Is this grappling or mma?

    Sorry for the high-jack but I have a question? In BJJ, is there such a thing as stalling on the feet? I was rolling with some guy. We started standing and he kept walking away from me the whole time. It was really annoying. In wrestling the guy would have gotten called for stalling. Is there stalling in BJJ?
     
  7. Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Yes, that would be stalling in BJJ too.
     

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