Nov 18, 2008

Balance Drills for BJJ, Grappling, and MMA

Here are some good balance drills for BJJ, Grappling, and MMA using a stability/exercise ball:

Notice how he doesn't really have a set plan, maybe a few starting positions to restart from, but it's all just one big flow drill. I suggest that you do the same, as in think of possible starting top positions (ie- knee on belly mount) and go from there.

These balance drills will do wonders for your transitions and maintaining dominant positions from the top, so I strongly suggest you putting in the time and effort to do them. Not only that, your core will thank you for it. As a matter of fact, I'm absolutely sure that if I hadn't done exercise ball work when I was younger, it would have taken me a lot longer to learn basic grappling skills.

Also, here is a video of Frank Shamrock doing his fitness routine- about 1 minute into it, you see his balance drill work on the stability ball as well as the medicine ball.


Anonymous said...

I have seen this Frank Shamrock Vid before and have been meaning to give it a try. I bet it is much harder than it looks.

Mixed Martial Arts said...

Those things are great for taking to the beach. I would get one but I am afraid my dog would pop it with his teeth and choke to death.

Anonymous said...

Good post. I was actually going to buy a stability ball for some exercise, but these two videoes gave me new ideas.

I have say the first one looked like contemporary dance though. :)

Anonymous said...

I don"t have money for that, can I do it with a soccer ball??

Punch Kick Choke said...

they cost about 20 dollars-

It's very difficult to do these exercises on anything other than a stability ball, but you could technically do certain ones on a soccer ball, especially the rotation ones.

Anonymous said...

Thank"s brother, I don2t live in the US and are not popular here just as grappling.

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