Posted On:5/17/2011 11:24am
Because I'll lose
Posted On:5/17/2011 11:28am
Originally Posted by Katriona1992
Its not just speech- its the awkward not-punch-at-full-strength-thing, looks-at-coach-with-a-wild-eyed-expression-when-they-get-called-on-thing too. I may have exaggerated a little, but its still there. Not all (definately not at my current school) places, but its still definately there.
At my BJJ I roll with a few chicks who complain if I go easy. I treat weaker or less skilled guys the same way. I might give an opening or two or not take every opportunity to sub a less skilled partner. The chicks still complain so I just sub them over and over and they don't learn as much.
Back on topic; excuses not to roll/excuses for sucking and pussing out after a short time: 1)I'm way out of shape 2) I gotta quit smoking
Last edited by jspeedy; 5/17/2011 11:30am at .
Reason: shit for brains
Posted On:5/17/2011 11:29am
Style: JKD, Jiu Jitsu
Originally Posted by Lindz
Because I'll lose
HATE that one.
I always think "You're here to fucking learn and practice, not to win you dipshit".
But I say "let's focus on learning something instead of winning - remember this is sparring, not a fight."
"Never trust a quote you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln
Dangerously Large Information Asymmetry
Posted On:5/17/2011 11:40am
Style: Hung Family Fist, Qi Gong
"I just had my nails done"...
...excuse from (rather cute) college judo class partner as to why she didn't want to do some mat work. I talked her into trying to gi choke me anyway.
She broke a nail and never came back to class. Double loss.
MADE OF STEEL!
Posted On:5/17/2011 11:53am
Style: Kung Fu Swordfighting
I remember one pompous douche who did kung fu, and insisted he couldn't spar because gloves would ruin his technique.
Then, the one or two times we finally did get him on the mat, he insisted that no one punch him in the face. Mind you, he would still throw headshots, just no one else could.
Oh, and "no grappling," after months of talking about how is horse stance was too mighty for anyone to take him down.
The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
Posted On:5/17/2011 2:08pm
Style: currently xingyi
you know what though?
even if someone is a beginner asking you to "go easy" because of a "foot" injury, at least they are stepping up and sparring, theyll lose thier fear eventually and wont use an excuse to cover for it.
even if someone is asking you to "go easy" at least they ARE sparring.
if they end up bieng an ass however and going all out on you after getting you agree to go lesser contact or not target his injured appendage with heavy force, then THATs fucked up. that also shows IMO that the guy is there to try to "trick" you so he can hurt you, not actually learn from the sparring session.
Posted On:5/17/2011 2:43pm
Go easy doesn't mean you aren't sparring. It means "listen you fucking noob, I fully expect you to start windmilling at me like a retarded chimpanzee, and since I came here to TRAIN and not drop you face-first on the mat, go easy." I say it quite often and believe it or not, even at my advanced age I can hurt people.
"We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
1) That it doesn't work
2) That it does work"
Posted On:5/17/2011 2:44pm
It's also because I am honestly fearful of being injured by a spazzy noob.
Posted On:5/17/2011 3:16pm
I am way less concerned that I'll get hurt by some noobspaz during kickboxing than whilst grappling.
Odd that it works out that way.
Posted On:5/17/2011 3:37pm
I am very grateful that as a noobspaz, I have not badly injured anyone yet. I have BEEN injured, but not injured others. Made someone cry once though, and felt really bad about it.
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