EDITION: Fight Forum
MMA & UFC FORUM BOXING FORUM WRESTLING FORUM EVERYTHING ELSE FAQs
LIVE FORUMS FOR MMA, UFC, AND OTHER FIGHTING
Registered Users, Log In Here
This thread has had no replies for more than 90 days, and is now closed to further replies.
Submission Wrestling Rules??

jyd94

Posted 7:09 am, 06/30/2009

Well congrats on getting in there in the first place. I got out pointed 4 - 2 then tapped to a straight arm bar (to a guy with a neck the size of my thigh, I had about a foot in height on the little bowling ball lol) in my first 2 matches. It was the wrestling part that I underestimated, taking a guy down without getting in a bad spot. It is still a rush and something I will use to test myself against for a long time to come. Thats what it is about testing yourself not winning or losing, the more I roll the more I know anything can happen during a match. Congrats again bud!

MickTaig

Posted 7:23 pm, 06/29/2009

I'll be honest....I didn't perform great, I was outclassed and got tapped twice, I didn't make it too easy on them, but I still lost.

I learned a lot from it. Being a reasonable ground fighter and wrestler in mma doesn't mean you'll be good in submission grappling, everything is that bit tighter, smoother and quicker. It's also answered a few questions I've had about my mma training, despite this being my first tournament I was advised to compete at intermediate by my coach...I did and I wasn't good enough. I thought for a while that I've needed to stay away from mma and focus on wrestling and bjj, and this experience further supports my thoughts....it's true that you learn a lot from loosing.

Despite all this I still enjoyed it. I don't have an ego to bruise and will jump at the chance to compete again, but next time I'll take it slow and compete at beginner....where I'm pretty sure have a bit of success. I'll let you know.

jyd94

Posted 7:02 am, 06/29/2009

So how did ya do man?

MickTaig

Posted 4:33 am, 06/27/2009

My bjj coach clarified some of the rules with us and said "no hands on your opponent face" eg. when in side control you can't post you weight down on their face.

jyd94

Posted 10:06 am, 06/26/2009

MickTaig

Thanks for the advice fella. Your right about being used to getting roughed up a bit, it just adds to your tools and teaches you how to deal with such situations...because I tend to pull guard I've had plenty of experience with people grinding their forearm across my face...maybe I need to get a bit more hateful and start doing it myself.



I would say for your first one, do what you feel is your style right now and have fun. I ususally only grind on a guy if he is doing it to me, it really isn't my style either. I like to beat the grinders without doing it back, kinda makes me feel I did more with less if ya know what I mean.

MTKrav911

Posted 9:04 pm, 06/25/2009

Sorry, just a gi BJJ guy here. but..

Sweep the leg!

:)

basslogic4003

Posted 5:34 pm, 06/25/2009

MickTaig

Thanks for the advice fella. Your right about being used to getting roughed up a bit, it just adds to your tools and teaches you how to deal with such situations...because I tend to pull guard I've had plenty of experience with people grinding their forearm across my face...maybe I need to get a bit more hateful and start doing it myself.



Remember, that if their forearm is in your face, it's probably not in the right place. Look for opportunities to sweep/submit (ESPECIALLY in your guard) when a dude has his forearm in your throat.

MickTaig

Posted 5:14 pm, 06/25/2009

Thanks for the advice fella. Your right about being used to getting roughed up a bit, it just adds to your tools and teaches you how to deal with such situations...because I tend to pull guard I've had plenty of experience with people grinding their forearm across my face...maybe I need to get a bit more hateful and start doing it myself.

jyd94

Posted 10:57 am, 06/25/2009

It is allowed yes, you are gonna get guys in the tourney who do both. So it is good you have had some training where guys go rougher on you cause you will run into that. I fought 2 guys in my first NAGA event. One was a younger athletic guy who was going for things, then I got a wrestling coach that just got on top and tried to sqauash me for the entire match not really trying anything. (I even opened my guard so he could pass so I could have better sweep opportunities, he didn't bite.)

I would say play your game whatever it is and have fun. 2 more things I would also offer as advice for your forst tourney. Keep fighting till your ref stops the action, I have fought more on other mats than my own some fights lol. Second stick around between your fights and after cause they might call you back cause another guy got hurt or a 3rd place match or something of that nature.

Good Luck man!

MickTaig

Posted 8:13 am, 06/25/2009

Hows it going chaps?

I have a submission wrestling tournament on Sunday. I've only been able to train with my mma club rather than my bjj club for it, and my mma coach hasn't been able to make training for the past couple weeks due to prior work commitments, so I'm lacking guidance....the issue I have is as some of you know you get a more aggressive attitude in an mma gym, which isn't really my style....I try to be relaxed, go with the flow, and rely on technique. However, I'm being discouraged from this style by my training partners eg. being told not to pull guard or when I'm in side control I'm being told to drive my elbow across my opponents throat.....is this allowed in submission wrestling??...I know my bjj instructor frowns at these techniques. It's not really in my nature or instincts to use such methods.

Like I said I'm just looking for a bit of Guidance, thanks.

IN THE NEWS
Gegard Mousasi Takes a Beating But Wins Bellator MMA Debut (Bellator 185 Results)
Gegard Mousasi made his promotional debut at Bellator 185 on Friday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., against former champion Alexande...