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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by bjjfighter91, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. bjjfighter91

    bjjfighter91 Blue Belt

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    Wrestling season is starting and im gonna join. I was wondering if it will help my bjj or make it worse. Since in wrestling u dont wanna be on ur back.
     
  2. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    I am only an average grappler and wrestler, IMHO. I found that grappling made me really confused while wrestling. Pro fighter Jason Von Flue does both, so you should ask him!
     
  3. triso

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    It will help your takedowns, control, explosiveness, and aggression, so YES I think it's worth your while.
     
  4. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Yes, I agree. Wrestling is definitely great for improving your grappling. It helps especially with takedowns, strength, conditioning, balance, and attitude. Many great grapplers started as wrestlers. So it won't upset your grappling game much; however, you may be confused at first. Keep at it though!

    P.S. I was going to add that to my post, but forgot. Thanks for reminding me about those points, triso!
     
  5. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey Banned Banned

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    Wrestling would probably help out ur BJJ alot, although i've never done wrestling myself. If people keep saying it'll help then it'll help!
     
  6. bumma

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    I had about 4 years wrestling experience when I first started BJJ and I had a leg up on everyone else that was just starting and would tap kids just by using illegal wrestling moves. It's hard to break habbits like bellying down, but I think the insticts you develop are really useful (i.e. roll out of an armbar or kimura without even thinking about it or ever having learned to do so). Anyways, hope this helps.
     
  7. bjjfighter91

    bjjfighter91 Blue Belt

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    idk i think it would help in the long run but at first it'd be confusing...
     
  8. FMBJJ

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  9. SwiftMcvay

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    It helps with ground control, just don't develop the Frank Trigg habit.
     
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    Don't know why, but that is hilarious to me.
     
  11. Set for Ross

    Set for Ross White Belt

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    I think it would help. The more you know about different fighting styles has to help.
     
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    FStep Brown Belt

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    yes it will help a lot and for the record in bjj you don't wanna be on your back either ... if you are put on your back having a good guard will save you but in mma, street, even sub wrestling tournaments you don't wanna be on your back unless you have no other choice
     
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    serima Green Belt

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    Wresting is good, but Judo is even better. Wresting is good for strenght training also.
     
  14. Truculent

    Truculent Orange Belt

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    I'm a wreslter and I do BJJ on the side. As long as you stay fresh and know to stay off your back when you're wrestling and stay on your back in BJJ you're all good.

    I'm utter crap on the ground in wrestling, so I get my wins on points. Takedown, stand up, takedown, stand up. Over n over until they're too tired to defend against a half-nelson; its the only turnover I can do efficiently. :redface:
     
  15. Rory McDonell

    Rory McDonell Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    folkstyle wrestler?
     
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    i think the hardest thing that im gonna have to get used to is not submitting guys when i have a chance.
     

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