Monday, July 25, 2011

Drilling vs Rolling

Depending on the school you train at, different amounts of emphasis may be placed on drilling and rolling. Although this is subject to debate, both have great merits.

The way I look at it is like this:

Rolling is only effective once you actually know what you are doing. If you are so brand new that you can't even demonstrate a move with accuracy against a drilling partner, then drilling is more beneficial.

Drilling is the precursor to rolling, and a considerable amount of time should be spent getting the techniques clean.

When a teacher shows a technique, often times it is like playing a game of telephone, where the students only retain some of the details.

A good practice would be to remember the technique you learned in class, and then look it up online later to catch details that you may have missed.

Now a back take from the de la riva guard.

9 comments:

The Dawg said...

You gotta learn to walk before you can run, as the saying goes. (I think?)

Bigshanks BSc said...

Nice post and a nice video showing some solid technique. I get what you mean about the whole drilling being important for newbies to the sport as hopefully it will eventually "drill" muscle memory

Diego Sousa said...

where i preactice, knowing or not, you roll everyday, so you also get used to the feeling, and learn how to control your breathing.

good post, as always, bro

Banacek said...

Great blog! I can practice some bjj on my girlfriend.

GMSoccerPicks said...

This blog is actually convincing me to start training BJJ

Rich. said...

I'd like to start training, but I'm so weak. lol

Gambling Degenerate said...

very cool post, im excited to be following this blog (im your 100th follower), ive always enjoyed martial arts

pv said...

this looks to to start once i ma done with my workout routine.

hoaks2 said...

And you wouldn't want to be ineffective just because there are people better at it. Do what you can do and work from there.