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  1. tao.jonez is offline
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     Style: JKD, Jiu Jitsu

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    I Messed Up My Instructor's Demo

    At the end of jiu jitsu class last night the instructor was doing a typical post-class review. We had drilled positional control techniques and transitions. He chose me to demonstrate a problem that some students are having with opponent control.

    The idea is that when you take someone's back, they can stand up and walk (slam you against a wall, fall backwards onto you, etc.) if you aren't exerting proper control. He told me to take side mount and said simply "I am going to stand up. Don't let me". No chokes allowed for this, just control.

    He's done this before and I knew what to expect, and how to regain control, so...I didn't let him stand up. I ended up rolling him and taking his back properly. Now, he stuck with what he was doing and congratulated me but I believe he was surprised that I was successful.

    I fucked up his demo. A very minor thing, but I was torn - did I do well to make my technique work, or was it shitty to mess up his point?

    What do you think? Knowing what was coming, should I have let the point be made? My ego was definitely a factor but I feel OK about it. Proud but with a twinge of doubt.
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    I think I have an appropriate "Son....I Am Disappoint" macro around here.
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    Could this be a sign that you are beginning to equal or even surpass your master's skills and will soon be ready to go forth on your own into the wider world?
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    Posted On:
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    Wouldn't worry about it. He trains you and watches your training. He knows your skill level. If he let it slide and continued his debrief at the end of class, there was no problem. It occaisionally happens with advanced students. If one of them does what I trained them to do, I am not going to give them a hard time, I am going to continue my lesson and point out that so and so did what they were supposed to do in this situation. As you saw, ... Otherwise, I remark that an alternative would be this or that some other students do this instead and continue the lesson. You should not hammer a student that performs properly and up to level. IMO.
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    Have you considered challenging him to a death match were the winner keeps the loser's students?
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  7. tao.jonez is offline
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    Bah. That's not what I mean fuckers.

    The point is - should I have played more compliant or

    nevermind - I'm totally taking over the school now. Fags.

    PS, Thanks for the macro, Snake. I'm going to hold him down and tattoo it on him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PizDoff View Post
    Have you considered challenging him to a death match were the winner keeps the loser's students?
    Isn't that how all instructors get their students?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tao.jonez View Post
    Bah. That's not what I mean fuckers.

    The point is - should I have played more compliant or

    nevermind - I'm totally taking over the school now.
    Oh we knew what you meant, he just decided to be non-compliant in the spirit of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tao.jonez View Post
    if you aren't exerting proper control.
    You exerted proper control. He should have either told you to intentionally exert improper control, or got a newbie who simply doesn't have the skill to hold him down. That would have made his point.

    I feel a demo should fail once in a while or it's overly compliant. Even high percentage does not mean 100 percent.
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