New BJJ guy needs advice

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu' started by BullfrogJay, Jan 2, 2020.

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  1. Headhunter

    Headhunter Senior Master

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    You mean you sucked?
     
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    Headhunter Senior Master

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    And you expect us to believe you're a humble person who everyone likes....yeah no not believing it at all. You are the furthest thing from humble
     
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    Tez3 Sr. Grandmaster

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    Agreed. While this site is a little sycophantic about the Gracies, it does list what they've done and it's all about competitions even Judo ...the fake hold one...!
    The Gracies - First Family of Jiu Jitsu
     
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    Once again, what's evil to you about the dogi? It's exercise clothing of a different sort. You seem to have some bias against it as some sort of cursed raiment.
     
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    What do you see as cultish about Karate? And which Karate are you talking about? At which school? And which kinds of pajamas are they?

    As for the rest, you clearly have no idea what those exercises are for, so I'll leave you to your delusions.
     
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    LOL
     
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    "Killer stuff"

    You're hilarious.
     
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    Oh, I'm listening. He's quite entertaining.
     
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    or he's in need of help, I can't make up my mind. I don't know whether to laugh or feel sorry for him.
     
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    I like your sense of humor
     
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    Again, you're projecting your own inadequacies onto others. My primary art is TKD. And I've managed to survive literally hundreds of fights.
    In other words, it's pretty clear you don't know your rectum from a hole in the ground.
     
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    Hundreds of fights lol
    And you won a UFC title lol
     
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    Yes, hundreds. There is at least one patient a week that gets violent and someone has to take them down. That's generally me. So about 50 a year. Surely you can do basic maths, right? One of my kids is a cop. He has pointed out many times that I'm involved in more "use of force" events than he is, but a large margin.
     
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    I think what you're getting at here is that a significant percentage (call it 2/3 or 80% or whatever) of techniques taught in BJJ (especially at the intermediate/advanced level) are focused on defeating another BJJ practitioner in sport grappling competition and don't have a lot of direct application to a self-defense or MMA context.

    This is a fair observation. This is why some of us put such an emphasis on the fundamentals, which can apply to a much wider range of combative situations.

    The good news is, those advanced, sportive techniques can be useful to a martial artist even if they aren't competing in BJJ tournaments. The key is to realize that ultimately BJJ is not about the techniques - it's about the concepts and principles. Techniques are just contextual applications of those concepts in a given situation. Learning advanced techniques can give you a deeper understanding of the principles and an improved ability to apply them in whatever situation you find yourself.

    That said, if I'm teaching an accomplished martial artist who just wants to learn enough ground skill to defend themselves and get back to their feet, I'm going to give them fundamentals, not x-guard and berimbolos.123
     
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