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    What should be my goal with bigger, stronger rolling partners that are at my skill level?

    You can still try to be the best threat you can, delay him as much as you can and try to inch forward in improvements that way. Focus on making sure you can keep your frames, see if there's a weakness in them he's taking advantage of or a better way for you to hook into your guards...
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    What should be my goal with bigger, stronger rolling partners that are at my skill level?

    Ah. Personally my short term strategy with that would switch between two, depending on how I'm feeling for the day. 1: Something like my task 1. Continue trying to work a technique, or see if I can trick them into giving me a technique. I don't have to execute it fully, that's not the goal...
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    What should be my goal with bigger, stronger rolling partners that are at my skill level?

    Basically you're asking how to beat someone with the same level of technique as you, but more athletic/stronger? 4 options I see here. 1. Work your game around his. Figure out where his weaknesses are, and develop yourself around that until you beat him. While this sounds detrimental, could be...
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    Good Martial Arts University In North Carolina

    Aw well. Figured I'd ask
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    Good Martial Arts University In North Carolina

    Any rec's for the raleigh area? Still looking for a new school here.
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    Good Martial Arts University In North Carolina

    What makes it look good to you? Or is this a joke and we're all being wooshed?
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    Last Poster #7

    Seconded
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    Is it a consensus in the martial arts world that... BJJ is the best?

    Beginners please read: What Kind of Pie is Best? (Finding a Martial Art)
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    Last Poster #7

    Normally for christmas, I have a pretty tight schedule. Christmas Eve: Go to one relatives for lunch, then another for dinner. Then go to church (or avoid it) christmas eve at midnight. Go to sleep around 1AM. Christmas Day: Wake up in the morning, go to mom's house (or stay over after church...
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    Last Poster #7

    bump
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    Yes, I know Bill Mattocks might not want me to ask this but... Which grappling is best for me?

    I'm guessing your title is a reference to this stickied post? Beginners please read: What Kind of Pie is Best? (Finding a Martial Art) If so, go back and read that post. If not, read it for the first time.
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    The luck aggression principle

    This is kinda what most krav places teach. Be aggressive and you're 90% of the way there.
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    What if the white belt replaced the black belt as the top belt?

    Belt's serve a few specific purposes, almost all for people outside of the one who has the belt. They help new students know who to look to for advice (and who not to), let larger organizations know at a glance where a student is in their training, and help from a high-level...
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    How many days a week of martial arts training does it take to make decent progress?

    That depends a lot on the school. And keep in mind you probably won't be in control of the lengths of classes. But if the school does a lot of randori (stand-up grappling essentially), then yes it can. An average class for 1 hour (which I think is more typical for most MAs), from my experience...
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    How many days a week of martial arts training does it take to make decent progress?

    Depends on what you consider decent progress, what you do on the off days, and how long each training day is (30 minutes is very different than 1.5 hours). As a generality though, I'd say 2 days a week at an hour a day is enough to make decent progress at the beginning, if you want to be at a...
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