Training BJJ at home?

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  1. tylerL

    tylerL White Belt

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    Hey everyone I was wondering if training BJJ at home can be efficient. I come from a wrestling background (6 years of it) but I'm quitting wrestling this year because I cant stand the coach. But anyways I dont want to quit grappling, so I want to learn BJJ but there isnt a gym in my area. So im wondering about an efficient way to train at home (I have mats and my brother is interested to). Any tips would be helpful.
     
  2. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    no judo school in your area?
     
  3. tylerL

    tylerL White Belt

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    Nope the closest one is like 1.5-2 hours away.
     
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    lechien Gold Belt

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    then check the Draculino online training or the Gracie online stuff.
     
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    tylerL White Belt

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    Thanks Ill have to check those out
     
  6. DeadAim713

    DeadAim713 Blue Belt

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    Where do you live? Unless you live in the middle of nowhere, there should be some sort of school near you.
     
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    digi3pod** Orange Belt

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    you live in the boonies? yeah i understand with the price of gas and 1.5 hr in rush hour may not be worth the drive. you should just stay in wrestling.

    edit: are you wrestling in h.s atm? universities have judo club. do running start just to do judo =)
     
  8. newerest

    newerest Purple Belt

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    look on the internet and see if there's a Gracie garage or a tenth planet hotbox around somewhere
     
  9. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Fixed that for ya.

    We don't need another person claiming he's a blue belt when he's never trained under anyone in person.
     
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    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Cmon, he's gonna take you seriously.
     
  11. An end for

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    Ok, now I have to ask. What is a 10th Planet Hotbox? I've heard of Gracie Garages, but a quick googling doesn't show anything substantial about the hotboxes.
     
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    newerest Purple Belt

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    its the same thing as a gracie garage

    except eddie doesn't make you buy his mats
     
  13. Kyuktooki

    Kyuktooki Blue Belt

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    I had the same problem but I bumped my post here a few times until eventually I found a place where a bunch of legit blue belts and a few decent white belts trained out of a blue belt's garage.
     
  14. ThaWizard

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    There are some decent instructional videos you can find on the internet. I did that for a while and it's better than nothing for sure but if you really wanna get better it's best to get some formal training.
     
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    I see. I'm not too familiar with stuff like feet measurements, but 100 square feet of mats sounds like something obscenely expensive... and huge. I'm picturing a soccer field full of mats.
     
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    lol 100 square feet is like 9,3 square meters?

    That would be about 3x3 meters of mats?
     
  17. MrKontakos

    MrKontakos Brown Belt

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    Imho you shouldn't have quit wrestling. When I took BJJ after wrestling I was able to roll with some of the blackbelts, though I quit because I had to move. But ANYWAY. I would never trust myself training at home without proper instruction.
     
  18. Respeezy

    Respeezy Purple Belt

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    I'd drive the 1,5-2 hours a few times to get some good basic training , than go and train the stuff you learned with your brother... write down the problems you experience , questions you have ...

    And go to the bjj training again.

    I guess you shouldnt learn the basics on your own and accustom to wrong habits.

    But than again if you drive there and get some techniques properly explained, you can drill the shit out of them at home.
     
  19. ShindoNinja

    ShindoNinja faixa marrom

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    Visit the real school twice a month (or as often as you can) then train on your own with your buddies. It's not ideal, but you do need some real instruction. THe Gracie online stuff could supplement what you learn at class, but never replace it.
     
  20. tylerL

    tylerL White Belt

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    Ok I dont live in the boonies, I just live in a small town not really close to a real city, and Im 15 so I dont have my drivers license yet so I cant drive myself there.
     

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