5/22/2013 4:03pm, #21
5/22/2013 4:15pm, #22
5/22/2013 4:18pm, #23
I've used it countless times over the years bouncing. Almost never do I end up on the ground.
Here's a crazy thought...make sure you sit down before you read any further:
BJJ works standing up too...
5/22/2013 4:20pm, #24
I've used basketball on the street, is that the same thing?
Y'know, I dribbled guys heads on the ground, slam dunked them passed them off to other people.....
5/22/2013 5:21pm, #25
- Join Date
- May 2007
- Lafayette, IN
(Seriously, though... don't let them know we know how to grapple standing. I'd like to keep them thinking that we have no other choice but to flop around on the ground like a thalidomide baby.)
5/22/2013 8:23pm, #26
And here I was thinking the ultimate anti-graple move was to offer a hand up.
I guess I'm back to the drawing board...
So, I've never used BJJ on the street, but I have gotten a BJ on the street.
It was just as effective IRL as it was in the ring, but I did have to avoid to pyroplastic laval flows and groups of apeish sychophants pulling knives and swinging car aerials...
5/23/2013 10:59am, #27
In 1998 we had a BJJ brown belt move to town to open up a school. We all used to meet up and train at my kickboxing coaches gym. Great guy, resembled a short T-Rex. He used to bounce at one of the local bars.
One night this guy, who was a Tang Soo Do black belt, starts mouthing off to him. He smiles and tries to wave the guy off but the he keeps trying to push "Kills" buttons (No joke, that was his nickname). So Kill offers to meet the guy in one of the side alleys after the bar closes.
Later that night, after closing, we all meet in the near by alley. The guy is jumping up and down ready to fight and Kill come smiles and starts socializing with the rest of us.
"Hey, we going to do this?"
Kill "Yes, my friend, for you no problem", and he sits down and starts to stretch.
The guy gets agitated and starts to approach Kill while he is on the ground. Kill hold up his hand "Wait wait my friend, be patient, I am warming up".
The guy looks at his friends not believing what was happening. He says a few inaudible things to his friend before Kill gets off the ground and says "Okay my friend, we can do this. I would like you to know I like you though. Normally, I get paid to fight people, but for you, I do for free."
The guy's face goes blank.
"One more thing my friend, we don't stop fighting until I say so", he claps his hands "Okay?"
"That's okay my friend, I have girlfriend"
That's when the police show up. After some quick talk Kill goes over to the guy "Hey my friend, we not get arrested for having fun. I have keys to the boxing gym two blocks down. We fight there."
We disperse and meet at the gym. Of course the other guy never shows up. I wish I can say it ended there but it didn't. Unfortunately that's a story for another time.
5/23/2013 11:02am, #28
5/23/2013 12:27pm, #29
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
- Dallas, Tx
5/23/2013 1:04pm, #30
Geez Omega finish the story...it isn't even bedtime yet.