Sparring question

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jamesecho1 Spectator 1 posts
I've just started bjj.

I just wanted to know, if you are sparring with someone do you prefer to get on top in a mount or to get on your back and put them into your guard?

Thanks
Trev Spectator 9 posts
The mount is best as you have more mobility for finnish's and more power in your punch's for ground and pound.
spider Regular 235 posts
Well it all depends, doesn't it?
Depending on the person, or in order for the match to progress I'd often pull guard instead of constantly trying to bully for top position.

Technically the mount is a more dominant postition, but if you're sparring, sometimes the more valuable lessons can be learnt from purposely practising from less advantageous positions
Robsco 1319 posts
The guard may also be an easier option for beginners, "pulling guard" is easier than trying to gain, and more importantly, maintain the mount.
The Admin Guy
spider Regular 235 posts
Maybe 'cos the more experienced guys know that you can't submit them without telegraphing and your guard is easier to pass than an invalid carrier?
Trev Spectator 9 posts
Yes when learning and practicing in the club, it's better to test yourself by putting yourself in a lesser position and then trying to move to a more advantages one. Having the confidence and knowledge that you can turn any bad position, or situation you find your self in, to your advantage is very important.
cminmd Spectator 1 posts
My son is new to bjj and he is always sent home to practice. I have no idea if he is doing it right when he asks me questions. Does anyone know a good website or book that shows the forms he needs to practice for his yellow belt, or it different everywhere?
spider Regular 235 posts
Eh? Are you sure? Who is he supposed to practise on and where? How can that be safe?
Does his instructor wear spurs?
Robsco 1319 posts
Sounds more like a kata/forms question
The Admin Guy
spider Regular 235 posts
I didn't realise BJJ had that stuff
Robsco 1319 posts
Good point, thought it was a question posted in the wrong thread, then saw bjj mentioned. odd.

There's a few drills ya can do on your own tho, even if you're simply going through the motions of the techniques.
The Admin Guy

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