Joe Rogan can sit and spin *We didn't all take BJJ
:flipando: I hate getting into this because it always turns out wrong. Before we begin let it be known I don't hate BJJ. What I do hate is all the fucking BJJ nutriders like Joe Rogan. :homo: I finally saw his interview with Royce Gracie last night on a rerun of Ultimate Fight Night 3.
"after UFC everybody went out and learned BJJ":new_cussi
I think the better phrase here would've been everybody saw the benefits of grappling. A lot of us other grapplers take offense to this, even if I do stand alone. It'd be like calling a Korean 'Japanese'. Huge slap in the face. From my stand point I've worked out with many BJJ practitioners. I've been offered rank in BJJ. I've learned a lot of good tactics from BJJ but I've also seen the benefits wrestling, SAMBO, and sports Judo have had on BJJ.
I jokingly sigh every time I work out with guys from the local BJJ schools, it used to be so easy to even tap out a BJJ blackbelt when they didn't know the leg locks and neck cranks. Of course that was about 8 years ago, now everybody knows the best tactics from each different grappling art. I see BJJ guys training in Judo, SAMBO and Wrestling learning leg locks, throws, and neck manipulations. I see wrestlers learning the guard game. I see Judoka learning the ground game better, and I see SAMBOist learning to be less agro with there submission and learn to be a bit more concerned about position.
I know for a fact Gene Lebell was ripping guys apart with his grappling years before BJJ became the dominate form of grappling. Shootfighting and Pancrase was strong in Japan.
:new_sleep No, the UFC shook up reality as we knew it and gave a lot of people a nice slap in the face and we have the Gracie family to thank for that. For those of you who forgot there was a huge hatred for BJJ from the other grappling families for a long time after this because everybody thought that BJJ was the here all end all of all fighting strategies and, as it was before, the art of grappling was kept in the dark ages for a few more years until you'd think everybody would come around and see the teachings of Bruce Lee. My motto is it's all good. I actually hated the UFC a bit when I used to win a lot of my fights by takedowns and chokes. After UFC I couldn't be lazy anymore and had to step up my grappling game.
So all my grappling bothers and sisters out there *thumbs up:karated:, and to you Joe Rogan *middle finger, he's a crow bar get your head out your ass. :5squeeze: