Weakness in my Game

Posted: January 19, 2016 in Creative Writing
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Last night we worked on takedowns, and I came to realize something.  My standup game is abysmal.  We learned one takedown as well as two transitions to work from that takedown, first to gain full mount, and then the transition to rear mount.  I learned very quickly that takedowns and takedown defense take a lot of energy out of you, and if you don’t know what you’re doing you can easily expend all your strength before the match even hits the mat.

I’ve never really worked on my takedowns before, except for learning a couple real easy ones while in Army Combatives Level 1, so I was like a fish out of water.  Usually every time I have rolled you start on your knees and gain dominant position from there.  Unfortunately in a competitive match or more importantly a real fight, you’re going to start standing up and have to make your transitions from there.

Since I have identified this weakness I will be working diligently to fix it, and I know that means a whole lot of work.  I prefer the guard as I have already mentioned, but scoring points in a competitive match is crucial and pulling guard every match won’t be doing me any favors.  Stay tuned as I continue to work on my Jiu-Jitsu game.  Even though i’m still a white belt I would like to attend at least one tournament this year, so I am looking for tournaments in the area that I can travel to.

Thanks for reading and let me know how you feel about takedowns in the comments below.

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