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1 Hour Slow Rolling Crash Course (As Alternative To “Just Smash Him”) with Christian Graugart

1 Hour Slow Rolling Crash Course (As Alternative To “Just Smash Him”) with Christian Graugart

The slowroll is not something difficult to understand or apply, so it won’t be a problem to anyone to comprehend, but for easier and more fun sessions you might want to keep in mind some rules that have been established in some schools.

1) Always remember the purpose – the purpose of the slow roll, how ever it may sound – is to not win. The purpose in that manner is to apply techniques, but at the same rule making room for your partners to apply his own.

2) Turn down speed and intensity – always remember that for a slow roll you have to go SLOW. Going with a lot of power won’t bring you a lot of progress also, because if your partner feels that you are using force he will probably start using his own, and suddenly – it’s a fast paced, strength consuming match.

3) 50/50 – basically, always remember to strive for equality in the rolls. If you are technically superior to your partner, you might have an awesome time during the roll, but he will have difficulties just keeping up – so feel free to put yourself in some bad situations as this will give your partner some sense of what it feels like to dominate a better practitioner, and will also give you a chance to practise that side mount escape that you saw in Mastering The Rubber Guard ; )

4) Catch and release – all submissions made are relesed so that you could see the escape. Remember rule #1!

5) Communicate with your partner – about the intensity, about the technique, about the escape, about everything.

BJJ Globetrotters 1 hourse course on slow rolling by Christian Graugart:

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