Is this a good coach/school to learn from or not?

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu' started by whitebeltforever, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. marques

    marques Black Belt

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    I would like to see it more often in striking classes, especially when there is a huge gap in the skills level. There are a lot of good BJJ habits that can / could be applied in striking classes...
     
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  2. whitebeltforever

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    This is very true.. i got injured in a karate class once where i was punched very hard by a guy that went aggro at me for not punching him hard enuf o_O i think everyone shld learn martial arts no matter whst age fitness level or illness... n i think if ppl were allowed to progress in their own time n pace and had others helping them along the way everyone wld do it... but this isnt the case... and for bjj i had nothing to compare the coach with i suppose so it was really great advice of everyone to encourage me to try this new place...
     
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    gpseymour Grandmaster

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    Oy. I don't understand students who can't handle someone else going softer. Unless the sparring is intended to be aggressive, I just adapt to the level of my partner. If they're going too soft for their level, I just make sure I penetrate their defense a bit more often so they know they're not being effective enough.
     
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    Glad to see you liked it. I personally am of the Carlson Gracie lineage under Prof. Marcelo Motta. My assessment is your experience shows really that rank in BJJ reflects something valid. Your first school, generally under the same lineage I am, to me seems to be a brown belt closer to getting started in his instructional career. It might be a good resource for mainstream beginners, younger practitioners, and competitors locally. Your school you attended here, with Prof. Portugues is a very well known black belt under a tremendous lineage. He learned the art in Sao Paulo, in a very populated area that is one of the centers of BJJ in the world, and is a top competitor. As a 4th degree Black Belt in BJJ this illustrates a couple decades of teaching, and I am not surprised at the difference you experienced in quality.

    Take it at your pace and enjoy the journey.
     
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    Oh wow thank u so much that is an excellent review! And i didnt know prof was so famous! And it totally makes sense! I think im extremely lucky to be in prof Carlos's school... v v lucky he is here in melb! And im v sure the othr teacher is going to b great too and that hes a great teacher for the mainstream students like u said... but yeh just not the right one for me. Id go to his gym for the weightlifting classes tho they have a guy there who is a competition weightlifter whom iv met and seen lift myself andi know hes v experienced. Having said that tho being good at something doesnt mean one can automatically become a good teacher...

     

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