Posted On:8/20/2004 8:28am
Style: 5AF & Sub Grappling
sooo.... when is he going to be on tv?
Posted On:8/20/2004 12:28pm
Style: Chop Socky
He's not. He competed already, and didn't make the finals, but then, neither did Inoue.
I would liken it to the boxing or the muay thai of internal kung fu, even though that's like calling apples the oranges of the apple world. --WalkOn
Posted On:8/20/2004 12:57pm
Style: Judo and BJJ
Yeah, it is scary to think that even a monster like Rhadi didn't even make it far in the Olympics.
And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
Posted On:8/20/2004 1:29pm
Style: not training currently
Didn't make the finals?!?!? How in the hell was this man stopped and who did it?
Posted On:8/20/2004 1:44pm
He didn't even come close. He only won 1 match.
Posted On:8/20/2004 1:53pm
What was that technique..kind of 'single leg into throw like ragdoll?'
Style: Boxing/Muay Thai/JJJ
Kinda weird, I mean isn't Judo about NOT muscling throws and sweeps?
Posted On:8/20/2004 1:55pm
Style: Judo & Sub Wrestling
That was always a big criticism of Rhadi...all muscle, no technique. But that was uaully from pansies who could never do something like that.
Judo is about getting the ippon. The Europeans do it alot different than the Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, etc., but in the end if you get the score, who cares how it's done.
Regardless, that doesn't change the fact that kickboxing is commonly known as fighting while grappling simply isn't. - Osiris
Posted On:8/20/2004 1:59pm
It's threads like this, and the "Olympic Judo kinda sucks" thread that really make me laugh.
The vid posted at the top is typical of dickhead Judo. Try that against the Japanese, and you'll get a specialist Uchimata counter.
Note that Ferguson looks up and celebrates. Why? Just because the guy went up in the air? The opponent landed on his side. Some judges would have given a waza-ari, and the other guy could have carried on and thrown him.
I can't understand the mentality of some people on this site commenting on Judo when they don't really know what is involved. First we have a chorus of "Olympic Judo is ****" followed by a vid of some of the most blantant contest-oriented "Grab-a-leg-and-hope", and this is followed by a chorus of how wonderful it all is.
Listen to Greese -(a judoka, no surprise) Ferguson got nowhere. The real bad men don't mess about like that. They're the one's who can do stand up Judo and use big throws.
Posted On:8/20/2004 2:26pm
Sorry Contempt. Your are correct in that I don't really know what is involved in judo yet, my first class is in 2 weeks. I thought Ferguson's power was very impressive though. The fact that he did so poorly only makes judo and judoka look even better.
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