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High School Wrestling?

Crashsti

Posted 11:33 am, 10/09/2007

x.MMA.x

I was going to join the wrestling team at my school couple years ago, but when I went to one the practices everyone there was really lazy, unfit, and didn't pick up on things. I remember beating about 9 people one after the other. Then deciding that it wasn't worth it. But this year there seems to be some good people on the team, so I might join.

It does help you conditioning quiet a bit, and learn new techniques that you can apply into your mma game. And overall its just more practice for you. The only aspect i don't like about it is how the matches can end so easily. ( I remember almost losing to a girl because I tripped)



why did'nt you try and help the other wrestlers? you could have elevated the others to a higher level and spent the last few years wrestling as opposed to complaining about a poor team.

OneTwoPunch

Posted 8:45 pm, 10/05/2007

Mines kinda the opposite. Everyone on the team takes it very seriously and all the kids are really good. In each weight class they have a state wrestler and I hear the conditioning is brutal. I already have a touch of asthma, and I have never been a big runner. I don't know though I am thinking about it.

CouchBurner

Posted 2:27 pm, 10/05/2007

x.MMA.x

I was going to join the wrestling team at my school couple years ago, but when I went to one the practices everyone there was really lazy, unfit, and didn't pick up on things. I remember beating about 9 people one after the other. Then deciding that it wasn't worth it. But this year there seems to be some good people on the team, so I might join.

It does help you conditioning quiet a bit, and learn new techniques that you can apply into your mma game. And overall its just more practice for you. The only aspect i don't like about it is how the matches can end so easily. ( I remember almost losing to a girl because I tripped)



Your school must not have that great of a wrestling program.

Some advice, find one of the wrestlers who have wrestled since they could walk, and stick around them all the time. You can learn from them more than a coach can ever teach you.

F_B

Posted 12:26 pm, 10/05/2007

Yup, once those shoulders hit the floor BAM you're pretty much done.

x.MMA.x

Posted 11:27 pm, 10/04/2007

I was going to join the wrestling team at my school couple years ago, but when I went to one the practices everyone there was really lazy, unfit, and didn't pick up on things. I remember beating about 9 people one after the other. Then deciding that it wasn't worth it. But this year there seems to be some good people on the team, so I might join.

It does help you conditioning quiet a bit, and learn new techniques that you can apply into your mma game. And overall its just more practice for you. The only aspect i don't like about it is how the matches can end so easily. ( I remember almost losing to a girl because I tripped)

F_B

Posted 10:52 pm, 10/04/2007

When I was in high school I was on the wrestling team. The techniques you learn are invaluable and will always stay with you, very practical in confrontations as well. The sad part is you really can't learn wrestling outside of high school.

amartinez141

Posted 9:48 pm, 10/04/2007

conditioning yes when i was a high school wrestler we would pregame or "stretch out" with the football team by literally running circles around them. It does create a foundation. Whatever the football team did we had to do the same thing however we had to do circles around them running, carrying one of our teammates up the "big hill". to this day if i get rocked the first thing i do is go for the shot

The-Iceman-Chuck-Liddell

Posted 8:53 pm, 10/04/2007

Seems like only GSP is the one that can do it, I'm doing it this year

basslogic4003

Posted 8:33 pm, 10/04/2007

Learning wrestling now will pay dividends for you in the future, regardless of whether you aspire to fight MMA or BJJ or not. It's a skill that you will be able to fall back on at any point in a fight. It happens all the time, a wrestler gets rocked on his feet, and instinctively shoots in and scores a takedown, buying him precious time to recover and allowing him to control his opponent once he does. Wrestlers are a tricky bunch in my BJJ academy. While they generally flounder once on their back (until they learn some more BJJ:D ), good luck getting them there! I wish I took wrestling back in HS instead of making fun of their singlets....Damn teen angst...

CouchBurner

Posted 8:07 pm, 10/04/2007

Wrestling teaches you countless things. It is a great jump start for MMA, especially BJJ/JJ. Like Crashti said, a ton of UFC fighters were wrestlers first then their striking came along. Just look at Chuck Liddell.

Straffe

Posted 3:33 pm, 10/04/2007

The conditioning for wrestling is pretty nasty in a good way you will be in really good shape if you choose to wrestle.

Crashsti

Posted 1:44 pm, 10/04/2007

yes, most definately. i wish we had wrestling when i was in High School. there is no better way to build a foundation in wrestling then by doing it while in High School. You see lots of great wrestlers learn striking in the UFC but how often do you see great strikers pick up wrestling later on? not many, if any. if you have MMA in your plans you can't go wrong with high school wrestling. not only will you learn conditioning, you will also learn to compete which to me is the most important aspect.

OneTwoPunch

Posted 1:37 pm, 10/04/2007

Is it worth it? I've heard its all conditioning? Anyone?

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