View Poll Results: How do you learn BJJ?

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  • Continued instruction (at least six months) under a BJJ black belt.

    58 28.29%
  • ... a brown belt.

    35 17.07%
  • ... a purple belt.

    33 16.10%
  • ... a blue belt.

    15 7.32%
  • ... a white belt.

    3 1.46%
  • Attending BJJ seminars.

    0 0%
  • Sparring with BJJ players.

    14 6.83%
  • Watching instructional videos or MMA events.

    9 4.39%
  • Reading books, websites or martial arts forums.

    12 5.85%
  • Other (explain below or die).

    26 12.68%
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  1. #11

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I train 2-3 times per week with a brown belt. He teaches all the classes, and for belt tests we go out to the main academy a few miles down the road so Pedro Sauer can evaluate us.

  2. #12

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    i've been training with a bjj purple for about a year, but he just got his brown from caique.

  3. #13

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Train with Christian Montes who's a purple belt.

    Been with him, off and on due to injuries, twice a week for almost 2 years now at the SBGi in New York. The training isn't just BJJ as we cover standup and clinch too.

    Been to 2 Matt Thornton seminars and 1 Eddie Martinez seminar and I own serveral books and instructional DVD's to compliment my training.

  4. #14
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    drummerboy - I'm sure you are aware that quoting my entire post and agreeing with the whole thing..

    = you owe me some +rep..

    :)

  5. #15

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Two browns, two purples and a blue.

    Started under the blue, which was the hardest and where I learnt the most.
    "You realise the transformations give a man enough strength to destroy a truck with his bare hands!?
    YOU HAVE BETRAYED ME, IN THE WORST POSSIBLE MANNER!!" - KiWarrior

    "Sport ? That kind of thing's not my bag baby!" - Sammy Franco

    "This system was developed with the help of notible BJJ fighter Ribbon Muchado." - "Sifu" Anthony Iglesias

  6. #16

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by drummerboy
    Damit you beat me to it.
    Yeah. Do judo and visit BJJ places to roll under BJJ rules.

    Tomas
    How often and under what instructor?

  7. #17
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    "The training isn't just BJJ as we cover standup and clinch too."

    As you train at SBG, I think I know what you mean by this statement - but to be truthful, BJJ DOES have standup and clinch, too..

    otherwise..

    it's like what? you both lie down - and roly-poly toward each other till you are grappling?
    or does it start in the missionary position.. after a little foreplay?

  8. #18
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    As for Aesopian's question to drummerboy, to answer for myself - I don't need to go far at all.. The local University Dojo has both BJJ and Judo clubs, I don't really train UNDER any BJJ instructor, or train during BJJ class time.

    ie: I receive no actual instruction, other than being schooled in 101 ways.

    All I do is roll with the guys on a Sunday afternoon. Among them are David Rawlinson (Blue Belt) and Billy Burton (Purple Belt).

    David and Billy both learned under Jeremy T'akody *(Jeremy Chic) who learned from John Will - JohnnyS' instructor and a black belt under Rigan Machado.

  9. #19
    KhorneliusPraxx
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I voted other just because it hasn't been six months yet. Actually, I'm probably getting close but not yet.
    School owner and main instructor in all of the arts taught at my school is only a purple belt.
    However, one of his old students, that passed him up (in BJJ) years ago, is in charge of the evening classes and he is a Black Belt. So...
    about 95% of my evening classes are with a BJJ Black Belt (actually earned in Brazil.)
    The rest of them and any day classes (on those rare occasions when I can escape work) are all taught by the Purple Belt.

  10. #20
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Yousef Alirezaei, bjj black belt. 3 times a week

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