I'm headed for class right now but as soon as I get back I'll post up the notes that I've taken on your last three videos.
Sorry I didn't get this done earlier in the day but one thing led to another and It's 10:15 and I'm just now getting back to my computer. Here is what I saw
On your feet
- You let your opponent control you too much. You are constantly reacting to his movement. You need to create movement of your own. Make him move with you. In doing so he will be taking "big" steps to keep up and concequently he'll leave his leg exposed for a good shot.
- Use more side to side movement (circle) and not as much in and out. It might also benefit you to change levels more. Keep your opponent guessing.
- Make sure that you can maintain a good stance in teh first vid your stance got sloppy and you got tossed. Keep your hips lower than his and don't bend at the waist. Bend at the knees and heep your head up. Check out this link. Scroll down to the bottom of that page for a video on positioning.
- Make sure that you take good shots. Some were questionable at best. Know how to set them up and when to pass.
On the bottom
- You do a pretty good job of coming up and getting out or a reversal. I would suggest that you have 2 or more moves in your head that you are going to hit ON THE WHISTLE. It doesn't matter much what it is, as long as you can do it on the whistle. I was an inside standup man myself but often on the whistle I would hit a switch just to get some seperation. Then I would come up. Don't become robotic about it, mix it up a bit so he is guessing all the time.
- The only other thing I saw when you were down is I notices your head was down. Try and keep it up.
On the top
- This is probably your weakest area. You do a good job of pinning but you don't ever really seem to control your opponent. Work on some good rides and on being HEAVY, and controlling your opponents hips. Try and keep him as flat to the mat as possible. He'll be a lot easier to turn and you won't give up as many reversals and escapes.
- Just like on the bottom you need a first move. Decide what it is going to be befoe the whistle blows.
- Keep your hips back, behind his (there are some exceptions).
- When you are pinning try and keep your head up, feet wide and your hips down . Get up on your toes and drive your hips into the mat. Then look up (putting more pressure on your opponent) find the camera/girlfrien/mom and smile..
Good job in both videos. When I find my notes from your second video I'll post up comments about it as well
Here is the youtube version of the the technique vid I posted. But do go to the OSU Beavers website. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbXJA...asp?page=1.asp