Posted On:3/07/2004 7:59pm
Style: JKD, BJJ
I don't think I did this delibrately ... maybe.
I'm getting ahead of myself, the story goes like this:
Stand-up class, lots of newbies. Various drills, mixed with some sparring, some "kicks only" sparring, some "one side defend only" sparring. Good stuff. Fun.
We're switching partners and I come up against a guy who punches like a Karate guy. He's got some good moves, actually, but he's wild and he's not defending center line. I throw jabs to the face, tiny bit of contact, connect about 9 out of 10 times. He begins punching VERY hard. I go a bit harder, in response, but I just think he's getting excited or something.
Then we go into a "kicking only" drill. During this drill, two things happen: he punches me in the face at LEAST twice, but I think it was more. Whatever, it's a sparring drill, **** happens, I parry it and go on. Also, he starts throwing jumping kicks to the head. He's got good form actually, but heck-a-doodle those things are slow -- 5 to 10 seconds from the first moment I see the kick begin to the landing. Frankly, I think these kicks are out of line myself. His control isn't good enough and he could really, really hurt someone. I'm feeling okay with them, a little edgy (I HATE getting kicked in the head), but I block'em or slip'em. I'm thinking: "God, I wish I could destroy these ..." and that MIGHT have been the issue. I don't THINK I did this delibrately, but on about the fifth jumping round kick to the head I just ... stepped in. With my left elbow up. It hooked under his knee and he went ... down. Onto his back. Hard-ish. Took him a LOOOONG time to get up.
Now, even I can see he's mad. About 20 seconds later, I throw half a jab, remember what we're doing and pull it (this is still during the "kicking only" stuff). He STOPS DEAD AND SAYS: "THIS IS JUST KICKING!". All indignant. I came back with: "You've punched me twice in the head and I didn't say anything. *pause* And if you're going to do jumping kicks to the head, anything goes in my book."
That was kinda bitchy of me, I know.
So, I think I'm a bad person and I'm looking for absolution.
Monkey Ninjas! Attack!
Modesty forbids more.
Posted On:3/07/2004 8:06pm
Style: Muay Thai, BJJ newbie.
You should atone for your behaviour by teaching him real fighting skills. This includes respect for your training partner's well being, as pointed out through rigorous, full contact sparring, in order to teach him the fragility of the human body.
In other words, beat the **** out of him till he begs for mercy and stops being an ass.
That civilisation may not sink,
Its great battle lost,
Quiet the dog, tether the pony
To a distant post;
Our master Caesar is in the tent
Where the maps are spread,
His eyes fixed upon nothing,
A hand under his head.
- W.B. Yeats
Style: Muay Thai & BJJ
**** THAT ************ UP!
Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
"Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".
Style: BJJ, MMA
good job :-)
Tell him he needs to learn grappling too, then **** him up on the mats!
Posted On:3/07/2004 8:10pm
Have I said this yet?
**** THAT ************ UP!
As one of your fellow classmate, you must tell me who it is, so I can ridicule him during class!
nuthin' ta f*ck with
Posted On:3/07/2004 8:39pm
Style: MT/SUB GRAPPLING
In my book you are a Goddess.
Goddess' have the power to absolve themselves.
Now go forth and edify.
Posted On:3/07/2004 8:40pm
He takes ground already. He kinda tried to do something similiar in BJJ that night. It also didn't work. Now, he avoids me.
Posted On:3/07/2004 8:45pm
Style: Muay Thai, Hapk
you must atone by committing seppuku, jkdchick.
Style: Muay Thai
he avoids you? R u shure he doesn't desire u? Maybe like that Cameron chick on mtv real world is attracted to loud rude guys he is attracted to girls that kick his ass?
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