1. We now have a new forum called Fantasy Matchup Discussion. Access it here

Video taping and analysis

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by HEAVY GRAPPLER, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    canada
    Who here records their rolls? I'm sure lots of guys record matches - but does anyone make a habit of recording rolls in training?

    What do you look for in analysis?

    Do you find it helps?

    Do you ever show them to your instructor when asking for advice?

    This is something I'm thinking of taking up. I just want to know if it is worth the trouble.
     
  2. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,611
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I've always thought this would be a great idea, but never have done it. Maybe I'll have to bring my camera to class this week. I know when I analyze my competition matches it's painful to watch, as I can see so many missed opportunities.
     
  3. Sloth

    Sloth Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,356
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    I don't do it regularly, but ever once in a while I will record a training session and review the footage. Usually I'll look for ways to improve things that I am good at or see what things are giving me problems. If I am improving something, I'll look for ways that:

    a. my posture and base might be improved
    b. my timing might be better

    Or I will look for different ways to enter into my moves and positions if they are being blocked. For example, if I'm having trouble getting an underhook on someone from bottom half guard, I will look at what my partner is doing and try to find ways to off balance them to create space to get under the armpit. Stuff like that. Hope that makes sense.
     
  4. Daveb

    Daveb Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,494
    Likes Received:
    922
    I do it alot when I'm near a competition. I really like to record myself against blackbelts. You see so many little mistakes because you're going against someone who is able to capitalize on them. Then I go back and my ask my professors how to avoid the same mistakes

    I have literally hours of getting my ass kicked stored on my computer
     
  5. Amiro

    Amiro Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    1
    it sounds like a good idea but ive never done it.

    it would be good to see what was happening from an external viewpoint i think

    i dont think i'll ever take my camera to class to record sparring though. maybe in open mat but i have lots of other things to worry about first
     
  6. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    9,356
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    Too much work for regular rolling.

    I certainly record any competition that I'm in and go over it closely with a number of higher ranking belts. I think that is more useful, because competition tends to bring out both my strengths and weaknesses more clearly.
     
  7. johnkreese

    johnkreese Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Messages:
    3,006
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    New York
    I've been thinking about doing this for a while. There are definitely some holes in my game I could probably see if I watched myself on video -- also a reason why competitions have helped me so much -- I always had my matches recorded.
     
  8. elbigsam

    elbigsam Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2008
    Messages:
    557
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Antonio TX
    Cell phone cameras have come a long way, I had a buddy film me and a visiting blackbelt the other day. Later that evening I put it on my youtube. The whole process was very easy, the quality is good enough for me.

    As far as analysis, awesome to see the differance between how something feels and how it looks.
     
  9. Steelviper

    Steelviper Green Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Springfield, MO
    It has occurred to me that it might be a good idea to periodically record rolling to be able to watch your progression. If you did it, say, monthly, you'd have a pretty good record you could look back on.
     
  10. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    canada
    While I am sure it is a terrible idea, I am going to commit to taping a roll sometime in the next two weeks and posting it in this thread with a breakdown. Why? Why not...we'll see if I learn anything.
     
  11. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    9,356
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    I have never failed to learn something, permanently, from a video of my competition videos.

    It should be worth it, if you're rolling with some intensity and working techniques that you want to see improvement in.
     
  12. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    24,942
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Land of the Ice and Snow
    comp yes, been a tremendous help really, never did in my pure judo days and I am kicking myself for it

    never training thou, I kinda know what I am not doing aka being lazy, trying to get perfect sweeps when I should take what I get and work to improve them with every time, isntead I just hang out in guard almost never attempt armbars or triangles and is eventually passed and I don't use my weight enough (but I am constantly reminded about it by the blues and above)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.