Breakfalls in MMA

Discussion in 'MMA' started by stump, Dec 26, 2002.

  1. stump

    stump Supersub

    Hi folks,

    I'd like to hear your opinions on breakfalling in vale tudo/ MMA

    DOes anyone here practise them or use them when being taken down? Are they modified from the standard Judo/jujitsu breakfalls?

    Also I think they are a great warm up/CV workout in preparation for rolling. Does anyone else use them in this way?
  2. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Hi Stump

    We use standard falling & rolling breakfalls - we also use other drills as "Agility & Warm up" drills. Things like rolls, falls, cartwheels, round-offs, shrimps etc.
  3. stump

    stump Supersub

    Cheers Yoda,

    could you explain round-offs please?
  4. YODA

    YODA The Woofing Admin Supporter

    Hi Stump

    A Round-off starts like a cartwheel but ends facing the way you came from with both feet together. It's the 1st movement of most complex tumbling routines you see gymnasts do... like this....

  5. cyclepath

    cyclepath New Member

    Ah yes the cartwheel, that movement that the great Yoda has perfected, after training with a highly qualified cartwheel instructor, before hand it was more cart horse than cart wheel!!!
  6. just

    just New Member

    breakfalls are useful if someone manages to get a good clean throw on you but will find more often than not this doesn't happen and you are taken down somehow and are trying to get position on the way down so miss the breakfall, but if your not goin down hard then who cares
  7. Darzeka

    Darzeka New Member

    Then try it on concrete. The principles of the breakfall still need to be used otherwise you will be injured or even just have the wind nocked out of you - giving your assailant the opportunity to finish you.
  8. Freeform

    Freeform Fully operational War-Pig Supporter

    Practicing on concretes silly, you get all scratched. Try it on a wooden floor, same kinda impact (bit easier actually) without the nasty scratched.

    Practice standing grappling without the mats. Its amazing how fewer time you get caught when you ain't got no mat to land on! ;)

  9. dredleviathan

    dredleviathan New Member

    We seem to do the same kind of warm-ups that Yoda mentioned.

    Thanks to stump for finding out what a round-off is!

    We used to practice the cartwheel all the time when I trained NPC Kung-Fu at Sussex as there was a form that involved a one-handed version. I got quite good at it but years of no practice seem to have taken their toll. As cycle path put it definitely more carthorse than wheel...

    I managed to break and displocate my thumb one time whist cartwheeling away from a rather irrate security guard at the uni campus - my friend and I had been out on a session after training and obviously decided we were ninja. Up unitl that point I was looking quite stylee...
  10. Solane

    Solane New Member

    No you get splinters instead, unless its sanded and polished then you can get friction burns, or end up looking lackered like you have been done by mister sheen
  11. Freeform

    Freeform Fully operational War-Pig Supporter

    Wear a Gi, that'll take care of the friction burns! ;)


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