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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. Bizzaro Root is offline

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    Posted On:
    2/11/2005 7:07pm


     Style: Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    carlos gracie jr. black belt Eduardo De Lima pan am champion for 7 months about 1-2 days a week. really wish i could be more devoted like aesopian.
    Eduardo "Why'd you stop."

    Me "I was kicked in the head by the guys sparring next to me."

    Eduardo "Ino what happened but i didnt say you could stop."

    Me "Um.. I guess I keep going."

    Eduardo "You dont stop until i say stop, you dont get tired until i say your tired, keep going."


    Originally posted by Ralek
    My cousin gave me some tapes of him doing tkd. I learned from those tapes. When I beat up an Akido instructor, and made him take rest breaks, I used TKD. I learned Bjj from watching ufc and pride and then I copied them and wrestled my cousin for practice. I choked him out and he tapped.
  2. Ippatsu182 is offline

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    Posted On:
    2/11/2005 7:08pm


     Style: Muay Thai

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I train under Takashi Ohuchi, who is a brown belt under Yuki Nakai. I practice 2-3 times a week.
  3. Red Elvis is offline
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    Da Komrads... Again you are MadPelvisOwn3d!

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    Posted On:
    2/11/2005 9:51pm

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     Style: Spetsnaz Shovel-Fu

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1o
    I have never ever had to grapple because of the simple reason I have never ever been taken down.
    :bowdown:

    You must be the man! Too bad you missed the try outs for The Ultimate Fighter as you would surely win it.

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    To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence;
    Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
    Sun "Fu Man JhooJits" Tzu, the Art of War & Guinness
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    Posted On:
    2/11/2005 11:05pm


     Style: Judo, BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It's difficult to choose out of those, so I just picked sparring.

    I learn from a blue and purple belt, and spar with them, but we have a range of guys come to our class. We had Black Belt Eric Williams come in january and show us some stuff, and we usually have guys from his school in houston train with us at our Dojo and teach us stuff twice a week. They usually stay for 2 hours.

    We even opened up a time slot for them to train, teach, spar, whatever.
    Last edited by Loxocemidae; 2/11/2005 11:07pm at .
  5. BSDaemon is offline
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    Posted On:
    2/12/2005 12:01am

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     Style: BJJ/MT

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    My BJJ experience

    - Three Months Ago
    0) I searched the net found bullshido.
    1) Found a throwdown, went and fought.
    2) Fought some more, got choked, kimura'd, and armbarred.
    3) Started training log for my Okinawan Karate.
    4) Publicly analyzed video evidence of my very first time grappling EVER.
    5) Had my evident complete lack of groundfighting skill berated by the bullshido BJJ posse.
    6) Foolishly challenged a super heavyweight BJJ champion to fight me at the subsequent throwdown.
    - 2-2-05... Nine Days Ago. BJJ training begins - (I'm a pushover)
    7) Went to Gracie Bara school to be class whooping boy. The instructor topped of the evening with an extended armbar, and the sound of popping bone and sinew tearing apart echoed through the dojo (Note: over dramatized)
    8) (Last night) Found a more affordable JiuJitsu class one mile from my house hidden in the back of a McDojo. Received some more detailed instruction, in addition to a healthy heaping of tapings.
    9) ???
    10) Profit.

    I've also watch three videos: open guard attacks, closed guard attacks, and throws tackles and takedowns, and am reading a BJJ book as I recover from my pummeling. I know that Videos and Books are no substitute for time on the mat, but I feel they have helped to launch my entry into this art.

    Bullshido works, my brothers.... -Henry
  6. bushi51 is offline
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    Posted On:
    2/12/2005 12:44am

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     Style: BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I train under Dave Jacobs (Brown) mostly, but try to make at least 2 classes a month at the Main Academy to train with either Francisco Neto (Black), Beto Arruda (Black), Fernando Yamasaki (Black) or Mario Yamasaki (Black). They teach at our school at least once a month.

    I have attended seminars with Otavio De Almeida (President of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Sao Paulo, Brazil) Wander Gaeta (Black) and "Terere" (Black).

    www.grappling.com
  7. VikingPower is offline
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    Yes Koto got his name changed, quit asking...

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    Posted On:
    2/12/2005 9:35am

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     Style: Kyokushin Karate

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Aesopian
    So, basically, you don't learn any BJJ.
    I was going to put down "Sparring with BJJ practitioners" but I picked "Other" as he's only available once every two weeks or so. So yes, I learn and do a little bit, but not that much compared to other grappling.
  8. riceavenger is offline

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    Posted On:
    2/12/2005 10:49am


     Style: BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I trained with a purple belt called Jeff Miller at Planet Jiu-Jitsu. Well, he was a blue belt at the time when I trained once a week for three months last summer. I also supplemented that with 2 judo classes a week. Once school started I stopped doing it since the place is like 30 min away from home and because it was my senior year and I had to concetrate on getting into college. I kept doing judo though, which was pretty close to my home. I finished my college crap and planned to return to BJJ, but I ended up joining the wrestling team instead. Since I was training about 3 hours a day 6 times a week I had no time for judo or BJJ obviousily. I plan to return to both once the season is over though.
  9. v1o is offline

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    Posted On:
    2/12/2005 12:13pm

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     Style: WSL Wing Chun

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Budd Shi Dist

    Bullshido works, my brothers.... -Henry
    I'm surely not the only who noticed this!!

    BJJ is confirmed bullshido
  10. BSDaemon is offline
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    Posted On:
    2/12/2005 1:41pm

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     Style: BJJ/MT

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I was refering to the website, the throwdowns, and how they have motivated me to broaden my training, you insensitive clod.
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