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LOADS of video.

In the interest of making my blog look a little better and in response to some slagging in the gym about it, I’m going to make a very informative post today, full of video footage and lots of stuff like that

Here’s stage one of last night’s beginner MMA, or MMA101 as we call it. Some of these guys have had 6 months, some 2 hours. This, for the uninitiated, is called pummelling and it’s a drill from Greco Roman Wrestling. This is the compliant version of the drill, this is stage one of most of the beginner’s MMA classes as it involves some fundamental clinch skills which people are not exposed to regularly. I use it as a warm up most nights even if Greco isn’t the subject of the night’s session.
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Stage two of the warm up, a light jog around and some people REALLY desperate to share their love. Have you ever seen men so willing to embrace each other?

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Then the class proper. Tuesday was all about shooting- ie. how you get from standing position to a position at your opponent’s legs to take them down. This is the first stage, although we’d done some basic working through the technique of the shot before this, we were still introducing the technique here, but correcting some of the common errors, in this case not following through the opponent.

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This is the next stage, the actual takedown along with a bit of correction on the shot involving the tendency not to level change. The usual reason for this is a lack of flexibility and/or strength in the legs and lower back, although this comes over time.

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Next we worked into a slightly more difficult finish, and emphasised the importance of turning the corner on the takedown to change the angle. This time the partner is half sprawling or defending the takedown. We’re still only drilling here so the resistance is light.

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And lastly, the drill itself. This is the isolation stage where our partner begins to resist the technique, starting from a low level of resistance and working his way up to almost maximum resistance. This is the most important drill of the night as it’s here that we start to ask questions of the technique and hopefully self correct.

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And that’s all.
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Discussion

2 thoughts on “LOADS of video.

  1. The gym looks huge in those videos. Is it a bit huger now?

    Posted by paul d'wonderful | January 30, 2009, 3:47 pm
  2. It seems massive now. The old dressing rooms are knocked and there’s an extra 10msq of mats.

    Posted by Barry Oglesby | January 30, 2009, 6:13 pm

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