3/22/2015 5:04am, #1
Looks like we found out how Ashton Kutcher got his purple belt in BJJ
The short answer is that it isn't a real purple belt.
What separates BJJ from a lot of the Jujutsu variants out there is the live training and attention to sparring. Without it there is no difference between this and Aikido. While I am sure this is making Rigan Machado lots of money it also dilutes the quality of his ranks.
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3/22/2015 5:16am, #2
Ah, geeze. I'm sure no one expects Charli Hunman or Usher to actually be able to roll but Vin Diesel doesn't spar?
3/22/2015 5:55am, #3
3/22/2015 7:03am, #4
How the hell can you learn BJJ without rolling? What does he do, hand them a blow-up doll to drill with? How can any of this be beneficial in a real confrontation?
This just looks like another rich-person-vanity-thing.
3/22/2015 7:07am, #5
I wouldn't be surprised if Vin Diesel does roll sometimes.
3/22/2015 7:22am, #6
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It's like offering swimming lessons where the participants are never required to go deeper than the 3 foot section of the pool.
3/22/2015 7:35am, #7
To be fair the article doesn't actually state which celebrities roll and which don't.
I don't have an enormous problem with him teaching this "Flow Jiu Jitsu" thing to people who won't/can't risk injuries, but I'd be a hell of a lot happier if he made a clear distinction between his BJJ ranks and his FJJ ranks.
3/22/2015 7:39am, #8
3/22/2015 8:16am, #9
The idea behind the program is not a bad idea. The fact he gives out BJJ ranks along with it is a problem.
Why can't they just train their no-rough-housing grappling without belts?Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
...Willing is not enough you must do ~Bruce Lee
3/22/2015 10:06am, #10