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    Default Adapting jiu jitsu for different body types?

    Do you beleive that certain techniques/submissions what have you not work better for certain body types? I beleive that you can make any move etc work for your body type but would some work better.

    For example, in boxing you have the short stocky guys like tyson has to bob n weave and get close to the opponment whilst others like lewis ali use the jap to keep them away. Can you think of any jiu jitsu matches where you had two guy in an equilivent postion like one short stock one tall lanky both same weight and both using different tactics that benifit there body type?

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    I do think that's the case, not all positions, sweeps etc will work for certain people due to their body type. Although it is the skill of a good teacher to help adapt them to make them work.

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    It's way harder to break a lanky guy's guard and it seems to be easier to get arm/shoulder locks on musclemen, but that's probably more to do with the flexability and training that results in their body type rather than genetics.

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    both ur body type and you partners body type count , tend to just try and sweep big dude but this morining went for one of my highest % sweep on brido form our gym and aswell as being 100kg + he also stupid flexiable arrggg

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    You are absolutely correct in the assumption that people with differing
    bodytypes have different styles of Jiu Jitsu.

    If we were to generalise we could say that a guard game was better for a tall guy,while a passing game would be better for a stocky guy.

    But,Jiu Jitsu is far more infinite than these generalisations will allow.

    That is why it is such an intriguing art.

    For instance not only do people's different body types have an effect on peoples games,but also their personalities,
    For instance a very patient guy will have a different game from a hot headed aggresive guy,and whether these guys are tall or short will also influence the game.Bring into this equation whether they have more fast twitch muscle fibers or slow twitch genetically (i.e. are they more explosive or have better muscle stamina) then you have a whole list of different qualities that will have a very big impact on the type of game a fighter plays.

    Then,there is also the fighters lineage and instructor and how their individual style of jiu jitsu influences the fighter and you can see there are so many variables to be taken into account that it very difficult to generalise,Jiu Jitsu really is INFINITE and carries on evolving every single minute of every day as people around the world discover new techniques and new counters.

    One thing for sure though,if you come up against a lanky guy it would be fair to say "Fren,be careful of the triangle" and if your opponent is short and stocky "Fren,he gonna try smash".

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    yet again Simon is spot on
    we got a lad called mark who is around 5ft 8inch and 14.5 stone of good muscle, 41 years old and played prop for 15 years. put him your guard and he will smash thru it.
    sit in his guard and you will smash thru his.
    different body types mean different things in jui jitsu will suit different people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Hayes View Post
    You are absolutely correct in the assumption that people with differing
    bodytypes have different styles of Jiu Jitsu.

    If we were to generalise we could say that a guard game was better for a tall guy,while a passing game would be better for a stocky guy.

    But,Jiu Jitsu is far more infinite than these generalisations will allow.

    That is why it is such an intriguing art.

    For instance not only do people's different body types have an effect on peoples games,but also their personalities,
    For instance a very patient guy will have a different game from a hot headed aggresive guy,and whether these guys are tall or short will also influence the game.Bring into this equation whether they have more fast twitch muscle fibers or slow twitch genetically (i.e. are they more explosive or have better muscle stamina) then you have a whole list of different qualities that will have a very big impact on the type of game a fighter plays.

    Then,there is also the fighters lineage and instructor and how their individual style of jiu jitsu influences the fighter and you can see there are so many variables to be taken into account that it very difficult to generalise,Jiu Jitsu really is INFINITE and carries on evolving every single minute of every day as people around the world discover new techniques and new counters.

    One thing for sure though,if you come up against a lanky guy it would be fair to say "Fren,be careful of the triangle" and if your opponent is short and stocky "Fren,he gonna try smash".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Hayes View Post
    You are absolutely correct in the assumption that people with differing
    bodytypes have different styles of Jiu Jitsu.

    If we were to generalise we could say that a guard game was better for a tall guy,while a passing game would be better for a stocky guy.

    But,Jiu Jitsu is far more infinite than these generalisations will allow.

    That is why it is such an intriguing art.

    For instance not only do people's different body types have an effect on peoples games,but also their personalities,
    For instance a very patient guy will have a different game from a hot headed aggresive guy,and whether these guys are tall or short will also influence the game.Bring into this equation whether they have more fast twitch muscle fibers or slow twitch genetically (i.e. are they more explosive or have better muscle stamina) then you have a whole list of different qualities that will have a very big impact on the type of game a fighter plays.

    Then,there is also the fighters lineage and instructor and how their individual style of jiu jitsu influences the fighter and you can see there are so many variables to be taken into account that it very difficult to generalise,Jiu Jitsu really is INFINITE and carries on evolving every single minute of every day as people around the world discover new techniques and new counters.

    One thing for sure though,if you come up against a lanky guy it would be fair to say "Fren,be careful of the triangle" and if your opponent is short and stocky "Fren,he gonna try smash".
    Now take that and multiply it by itself to take into account the fact that you have TWO players and you're getting there it takes two to tango

    For example, you could be a triangle monster with long legs but if your partner / opponent has practically no neck and a powerful stack, you might wanna take his back instead and RNC.
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    You should always adapt your technique to the diffirent human body types you face, but at the same time understand the fundamental principles that underly the move.

    For instance, the type of guard pass you use against someone with long legs might not be the same one you use against a short fighter. However, the fundamental principle of keeping his hips isolated, while you pass the legs should be the same.

    If you understand the principles, and can apply them in every position, you can make up your own variations...
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    Echo the thoughts of Simon. I'm short and heavy. I can deal with tough guys much better than skinny kids with long legs. Triangles are not much fun either for a chap with legs that look like they belong to Johnny Bravo

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