MMA My bridging/bucking/uppa sucks

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  1. iCEgECKO

    iCEgECKO Ballin' at 5'2''

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    What muscles should I work on?
    What kind of drills do you do?
    Do you have to go on to your head for it to be effective?
     
  2. kroneX

    kroneX New Member

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    Hmm problems usually exsist in this position because its the only thing you are going for. For example if i am mounting you, and you are only trying to trap my arm and leg on either side and upa me ova, i am not gonna get bowled over.

    The trick is to combine it with other moves. like shrimping which is my personal favorite, but i also put upas into my game to try and get it to work along with another favorite mount escape that is hard to describe.

    So try and chain it with shrimping, but dont go UPA UPA UPA SHRIMP SHRIMP SHRIMP. they need to meld into eachother to keep your opponent guessing
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    The biggest thing I've had success with is just not abandoning it right away. If you've got the arm and leg controlled well sometimes it just takes a little more pushing/rolling to get somebody over.
     
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    kronex is right, you have to know like 3 escapes really really well, and go for each of them chained up. Use the upa to set up another escape, and that one to set up a third (or back to the upa).
     
  5. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    Oh, and best escape is to not get there in the first place
     
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    hey buddy how is the weight loss going?
     
  7. iCEgECKO

    iCEgECKO Ballin' at 5'2''

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    Thats probably true, but thats not really something I can practice by myself.
    I dont really officially take bjj classes, but in my classes there is some grappling and I don't want to get dominated in class.
     
  8. iCEgECKO

    iCEgECKO Ballin' at 5'2''

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    My boobs are smaller. weight loss isnt really happening though, i'm trying to eat under 2000 calories. I try not to look at the scale but i was at 159 last week.

    I've been getting a lot of compliments from people so maybe its happening I just cant see it.
     
  9. kroneX

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    oh and upaing someone off is pretty hard even in the best of times
     
  10. LOLSTi

    LOLSTi DTOM

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    make sure you are bridging over your trap and not your shoulder. do not go on your head.
     
  11. iCEgECKO

    iCEgECKO Ballin' at 5'2''

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    Rationale please.
     
  12. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    get your feet in closer to your ass.
     
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    technique

    doing a lot of neck bridges will help too. strong neck always helps
     
  14. LOLSTi

    LOLSTi DTOM

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    Rolling over the shoulder will not affect the opponent's base sufficiently. It's far less dynamic than bridging properly.

    An easy way to accomplish this is to look up and back in the direction you are bridging with your head. This creates a very effective bridge.

    :dunno: It's the way that I was taught, and the way that Rickson taught it to me. It's always worked for me, when I have done it properly and at the correct time.

    You're free to believe whatever you like, though.
     
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    kopetzki Banned

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    i have really good sucess with "benching people" off of me, i can even get it on guys 300+ lbs. Bubt for some reason it only works for me and other people don't really get the hang of it or i can't really teach it that good. You kinda grab the belt, shoot your hips up, tuck in your elbow and kinda roll em over, works everytime, then can't be grabing your collar though otherwise you're getting choked out.
     
  16. iCEgECKO

    iCEgECKO Ballin' at 5'2''

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    ???
     
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    LOLSTi DTOM

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    Having a strong neck certainly helps, but I don't see how it related to the bridging/upa escape. :dunno:
     

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