rangertough wrote:Being a MACP instructor I see wrestlers get their asses handed to them all the time. Only because they've trained themselves to not go to their back (a much better palce to be than face down in a H2H fight), get that bad habit out of your technique and wrestling will be a huge advatage for you. You know how to move yourself and your opponent around on the ground.
You beat me to it.
When we first started the Gracie stuff, I kept getting my ass handed to me by guys who had a different background in martial arts or none at all.
Once I figured out it was a good thing to get to my back and get into the guard, things were very easy for me. The body mechanics of moving people around and the knowledge of where you are at on the mat are a big advantage.
Did you just wrestle for your school? Back in the day, High School wrestled Folk style. You had to wrestle for a club off season for Freestyle or Greco. I wrestled all three disciplines. Grecko definately helped with the Gracie stuff. Body weight / momemtum.
You speak of having a lot of experience, so please tell me what your wrestling background is.
I guess the bottom line is, now, your back is your friend. Just like when you were fucking around in the wrestling room with your buddy trying to "pin" yourself. Same thought.
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