What my instructor says is my slump.

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by TKDGrappler, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. TKDGrappler White Belt

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    So my instructor told me that my issue is my "wrestling" with my BJJ. I'm apparently way too comfortable on my back. Since I've never been a point fighter, I'm too often happy to transition from the top to my full guard game.

    So my question is, one any good resources on essential drills for this stuff (I'm mostly Gi)

    And two, does anyone have this problem, and how did you work through it.
     
  2. Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    What are you looking for? Help to stay aggressive on the top? Help to be more aggressive from the bottom? I'm confused.
     
  3. AnOddParadigm Blue Belt

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    It sounds like you are not taking the opportunities to take the top when they present them self to you, it seems to be more of a mental problem then a technique problem. Having a good guard is important, but when you sweep someone or get on top in a scramble, you should NOT fall back to guard and take advantage of the fact you are in a better position.
     
  4. codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    i have the same problem, too comfortable on my back and normally start comps down on points due to getting taken down, if i don't win by sub, i lose on points
     
  5. codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    i drew an X on the back of my hand just to remind myself to be more eXplosive... it helped, i played much more top game and dominated
     
  6. TKDGrappler White Belt

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    ya, i find I have to LITERALLY think "WIN THE TAKEDOWN, WIN THE SINGLELEG, Etc." over and over again. The X on the back of the hand is a good idea.

    I have a good top game, I think I may also have base problems.
     
  7. ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    Try and just focus solely on it. The best way to improve your weaknesses is definitely by focusing on them. Maybe even ask to start on top when rolling or something too
     
  8. Reveen Purple Belt

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    lol, I'm the exact opposite...I've actually been pulling guard from full mount lately to force myself to improve my sweeps and develop a more attacking guard game.
     
  9. SH5 Orange Belt

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    work on your balance ..

    play with the yoga balance ball get to where you can stand on it . you will be harder to take down and yuo will find people off balance trying to take you down .
     
  10. georgejjr Black Belt

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    If you mainly do the gi game, then cross train in some judo, it'll get you good (and aggressive) in the takedown department, meaning you'll end up on top when it hits the ground. If you do the no-gi game, cross train in wrestling.
     

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