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  1. tennessee is offline

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    3/15/2009 11:34am

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    how can it be a fad? hardly anyone knows about it, and most of the people who know about it think it's gay. if you could call it a fad for all the dorks in their tapout and affliction gear, then i wish it would fade a lot faster.

    as far as going the way of tma, i don't see that happening because it works, and it's been proven over and over. it can't be propped up by mysticism, because it's all on video. sparring and competition is an integral part of training, so you'll never have to hear any of that death touch crap, and i can't imagine an angry gymnastics demo to the mortal kombat song as a way to exhibit bjj skills.

    for the few that understand and do it, it's in their blood. a lot of those people who just know about it will forget, but they were never involved to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tennessee View Post
    how can it be a fad?
    Not to worry. Few see it that way.

    Current science has informed us that it's not a choice, but an orientation. Those who are 'that way' cannot help it.

    Other than a vocal minority of religious bigots, the rest of us got the message a long time ago.
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    Posted On:
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    Those who are "that way"? You make it sound like we were born with a disease! Next you'll be looking for the cure! My lifestyle choice (CHOICE) is my own to make!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadGuy View Post
    Those who are "that way"? You make it sound like we were born with a disease! Next you'll be looking for the cure! My lifestyle choice (CHOICE) is my own to make!
    What?

    "Orientation" equals "Disease"?!?

    Uh-oh, you're right.

    I should have written "this way", not "that way".

    Damn: god-fearing crypto-fundie ol' Vieux has just been outed

    *marches off to thump bibles via street-corner shrieks*
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    Posted On:
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    Let's necro the **** out of this thread.

    Hey, I got an idea. How about:

    "Is the internet just a fad?"

    discuss..
    More human than human is our motto.
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    3/16/2009 8:02pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand View Post
    Not to worry. Few see it that way.

    Current science has informed us that it's not a choice, but an orientation. Those who are 'that way' cannot help it.

    Other than a vocal minority of religious bigots, the rest of us got the message a long time ago.

    not sure i follow. i'm not talking about gay people or homosexuality. i'm talking about people who don't do bjj, and why they don't. most people think you have to be gay to want to roll around on a mat with other dudes. that's just the way our society is (think about when a ufc fight goes to the ground or a clinch, how many times you hear the budweiser crowd asking "why are they hugging each other?"). but as far as i can tell, the people who do bjj are generally too concerned with the next technique to concern themselves with how it might look to someone else.

    i also think some people might say it's gay just to make themselves feel better about not having the balls to try it themselves.
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    I don't really think it's a fad.

    But I do think that, at the time it came out, it exposed a critical weakness, and that was a severe lack of grappling (well Dan Severn did the same thing too, but BJJ managed to steal a lot of the credit).

    Boxing, and karate too, had become what most people thought of when they heard the word "martial arts". Seriously fighting on the ground wasn't something that had crossed a lot of peoples minds. Then BJJ comes along and dominates people in the UFC and everyone is freaking out.

    If you wanted to learn how to fight on the round, well BJJ was winning, so the obvious choice was to go for BJJ. But as the years went by, ANYONE who knew how to wrestle or handle themselves on the ground was doing better.

    So it's not that it's a fad, but when it came out it re introduced balance. Things were leaning too far one way (lots of stand up, not enough striking), and BJJ splashed the cold water on everyone's face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hontouso View Post
    (summarizes last 20 years of MMA's developemnt)

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    ...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.

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    Three rights make a left.
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    I know it had been a long time since last post, but I want to state my opinion...

    I voted yes. BJJ is a fad just like Karate back in the day. People, I believe, will eventually move on to all-rounded grappling, like how karate moved on to full contact kickboxing.

    Even if it is still called BJJ, like how some kickboxing schools still teach "fighting karate" it will not be the same thing.

    BJJ is a part of grappling that has hole, so are many forms of wrestling, a complete grappling art will evolve and BJJ taught alone will be obsolete. Adding good Judo and wrestling takedowns in BJJ classes not taught by the Gracies is a step towards that, filling holes.

    "traditional" BJJ schools will fall out of favour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznraven View Post
    I know it had been a long time since last post, but I want to state my opinion...

    I voted yes. BJJ is a fad just like Karate back in the day. People, I believe, will eventually move on to all-rounded grappling, like how karate moved on to full contact kickboxing.

    Even if it is still called BJJ, like how some kickboxing schools still teach "fighting karate" it will not be the same thing.

    BJJ is a part of grappling that has hole, so are many forms of wrestling, a complete grappling art will evolve and BJJ taught alone will be obsolete. Adding good Judo and wrestling takedowns in BJJ classes not taught by the Gracies is a step towards that, filling holes.

    "traditional" BJJ schools will fall out of favour.
    Can I ask what exactly you have in mind when you say "Traditional BJJ school?" Are you thinking that in a "traditional" BJJ school that learning standup grappling is discouraged? Because I hope that isn't the case.

    When it comes to standup grappling techniques in BJJ, things like throws and reaps aren't exactly "discouraged" but more along the lines of "not having an official syllabus." I'll admit that standup may not be as focused upon in class when compared to Judo or Wrestling, however, it's not to say that it's never touched upon in class or even practiced especially when a lot of BJJ instructors (at least in my part of the U.S.) will have a background in Wrestling or Judo.

    How would the inclusion of standup technique in BJJ disqualify it from being BJJ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Newb1 View Post

    B) I could not beat a Judoka with Aikido. I could only beat an Aikidoka with Aikido. I thought that was understook.

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