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this summer im going to start attending bjj classes here;www.fbjjonline.com and I'm here to ask what kind of things i should do to prepare for the classes besides cardio?And also do i need more experience before i can take the mma classes? or could i start right off the bat?
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Post #1   4/21/07 2:39:21AM   

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Cardio will help, and also getting your legs limber as possible by stretching. Some low weight/high rep weight lifting will build some muscle endurance as well.

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You'll find when rolling that a unique type of strength is required... I would strongly suggest body workouts such as pushups, situps, frog leaps, etc... anything you can find will help, but once you start rolling youll notice what will work for you best.

A little tip on cardio too, you may be able to run an hour straight without breaking a sweat, but I tire people like that out in minutes, just like the strength aspect the cardio is unique and different, however running will still help immensly, I would suggest pushing yourselg with circuits of whatever body workouts you chose...

Best of luck to ya, let me know how it goes... if you need any more advice on grappling don't be afraid to post, or even shoot me a pm...

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Very true. Basically, the best work out to help you in grappling is to grapple as much as you can. Another thing that helps is to strengthen the grip, being as you'll use a lot of grip in BJJ. Theres a ton of ways to do this, like using a kettlebell, pulling sleds of weights, farmers carry, those weird spring things with the handles, etc

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Posted by Svartorm

Very true. Basically, the best work out to help you in grappling is to grapple as much as you can. Another thing that helps is to strengthen the grip, being as you'll use a lot of grip in BJJ. Theres a ton of ways to do this, like using a kettlebell, pulling sleds of weights, farmers carry, those weird spring things with the handles, etc

Yup, the better grip you got the better you'll do, even moreso in judo... theres one workout I do from time to time that improves your grip immensly... it's so simple though that you may even laugh, but just open and close your hands (all the way, and as tight as you can) around 500 times or more if you can...

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Sounds good to me. I pride myself on having a tremendous grip. In my last fight my opponent told me he felt the bones of his wrist touch at one point while I was working or a kimura.

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Post #6   4/21/07 4:00:49AM   

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Posted by Svartorm

Sounds good to me. I pride myself on having a tremendous grip. In my last fight my opponent told me he felt the bones of his wrist touch at one point while I was working or a kimura.

haha you gotta know youre doing something right when someone tells you that... any vids?

Yea my sensei has plenty of unique excersises for individual traits, and when he gets a hold of some gi that hand aint going anywhere... it's even worse going nogi lol...

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I own a copy of the vid, but have no way to get it onto a computer. I lost that one anyways, so you don't want to see that.

Yeah, I have a friend who trains with Jimmy Pedro, and that guys the same way going no-gi. He ends up with handprint-shaped bruises all over him. hehehe

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Posted by Svartorm

I own a copy of the vid, but have no way to get it onto a computer. I lost that one anyways, so you don't want to see that.

Yeah, I have a friend who trains with Jimmy Pedro, and that guys the same way going no-gi. He ends up with handprint-shaped bruises all over him. hehehe

Sure I do, it's always fun watching ammy MMA with people you know... I have 4 fighters on my forum and theyre all the same way with not showing their losses lol...

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Posted by Svartorm

Sounds good to me. I pride myself on having a tremendous grip. In my last fight my opponent told me he felt the bones of his wrist touch at one point while I was working or a kimura.



same with me but my opponent was my wang

Post #10   4/21/07 3:15:09PM   

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thanks for all the advice,the only thing i have to really work on is cardio and making myself go run.As far as my other question goes, would you guys reccomend jumping right into mma classes?

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Posted by Svartorm

I own a copy of the vid, but have no way to get it onto a computer. I lost that one anyways, so you don't want to see that.

Yeah, I have a friend who trains with Jimmy Pedro, and that guys the same way going no-gi. He ends up with handprint-shaped bruises all over him. hehehe

Sure I do, it's always fun watching ammy MMA with people you know... I have 4 fighters on my forum and theyre all the same way with not showing their losses lol...



hehehe I'm just joking. I've only got two loses, but I did well in both of them, so I'm not ashamed of them at all. If I didn't have dial-up I could probably figure out how to put the videos online, but theres no way I can upload anything at 56k. Plus I'd have to clear it with my opponents.

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Posted by lakaidude7

thanks for all the advice,the only thing i have to really work on is cardio and making myself go run.As far as my other question goes, would you guys reccomend jumping right into mma classes?

Totally up to you on that one, but IMHO oppiniong it's better to get a solid base before making the transition.. .you can really tell who went to MMA from a background in whatever it may be as opposed to true amateurs of the sport who are just equally crappy in every aspect...

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One of the main pieces of advice is conditioning. You need to be able to go longer and harder then your opponents. Running helps, also doing exercises until you can't do them anymore, builds endurance. Grappling alot will also make you much stronger. Also buy a racketball and squeeze it all day and your grip will be amazing. good luck!

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One of the most important aspects of training mma as well as your bjj is that you need to have the endurance.Top performing athletes know in order to succeed in MMA they can't waste time in the gym lifting heavy weights which will ultimately affect their overall performance (striking - flexibility - endurance). Instead they focus on exercise routines that enhance movements performed in the ring such as twisting, turning, lunging, pushing and pulling. These are the same type of exercises that you should perform as to increase your endurance for mma.

Increasing your grip strength is key as well. You can incorporate both endurance and grip development by performing "battle rope" routines. Hope that bit of information helped.

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