View Poll Results: How do you learn BJJ?
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Continued instruction (at least six months) under a BJJ black belt.
... a brown belt.
... a purple belt.
... a blue belt.
... a white belt.
Attending BJJ seminars.
Sparring with BJJ players.
Watching instructional videos or MMA events.
Reading books, websites or martial arts forums.
Other (explain below or die).
Thread: How do you learn BJJ?
2/11/2005 11:29am, #21
"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?"
Lot of people start from thier knees which eliminates some of the throwing/clinching/standup element.
2/11/2005 11:30am, #22
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
- Stockholm, Sweden
First instructor: Leonardo Neves, BJJ Black belt, 1 month
Second instructor Mikael Kretz, BJJ Purple belt, four months.I pointed at him [the panhandler], bringing my rear hand up in a subtle approximation of the double Wu Sau guard that is the default hand position in Wing Chun Kung Fu.
"Step away," I hissed.
2/11/2005 11:51am, #23
I train at an MMA style school under Kirik Jenness and David Roy who I believe are both purple belts under Renzo Gracie. BJJ.org lists (Last updated 07/16/04) them both as blue belts but I asked Dave once and he said he is a purple belt.
Sometimes we do just grappling sometimes MMA. 2 - 3 times a week I get my ass kicked.
Edit: remove WEST icon... woops. Just to be 100% clear - no Gi.
Last edited by A.D.D; 2/11/2005 12:36pm at .
2/11/2005 11:58am, #24Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
2/11/2005 11:59am, #25Originally Posted by Aesopian
2/11/2005 12:03pm, #26Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
2/11/2005 12:08pm, #27
I have rolled (irregularly) with BJJ players; one of the blackbelt instructors is a blue under Carlson; and I watch instructional videos, then practice the principles in ne waza randori (I average about 1.5 classes a week at this point).
Despite this, I wouldn't say that I actually 'learn' BJJ. I'm applying it all to Judo, and studying it in a Judo context. I have, however, had six months (more) of instruction under (among others) a BJJ blue belt...but the instruction was in Judo.
This question should have been check boxes, not radio buttons.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
2/11/2005 12:10pm, #28Originally Posted by Koto_Ryu
2/11/2005 12:12pm, #29
Rickson Gracie Purple Belt Dino Costeas and several senior students under his tutelage.
2/11/2005 12:13pm, #30Originally Posted by Aesopian