6/02/2005 2:02pm, #1
- Join Date
- Apr 2004
Katy, TX: Jade Mountain Martial Arts - Sifu with BJJ Kiddie Belt
The sifu of this school boasts a "Green Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu" among his accomplishments:
The sensei who teaches BJJ is said to have studied in Brazil under the Gracies, yet lists no BJJ belt rank. Oddly enough, there is someone with the same name listed on bjj.org with a blue belt under Rodrigo Medeiros. If it's the same guy, why doesn't he list his rank under Medeiros?
I don't know if there's any bullshido going on here or if it's just an ineptly put together web site that omits and garbles information about the instructors.
6/02/2005 2:08pm, #2
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
- Kickboxing/Sub. Grappling
Why the hell is Eddie Bravo on that site??
6/02/2005 2:08pm, #3
I dunno, confusing the color of what belt you actually have in a martial art is pretty hard to do accidentally. Doesn't sound right to me...
6/02/2005 2:16pm, #4
I love the shoes in this one:
And he actually is rocking a green belt:
I like the attempted counter to the triangle too. Must be effective, the flailing of your arms might distract him :guitar:
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6/02/2005 2:17pm, #5
From the site
Muy Thai, which includes boxing but adds elbows, knees, and takedownsSuccess is the child of audacity. - Benjamin Disraeli
inform yourself you super martial artists of my butt - Netsky the Ninja
You fight like Norwegians, ya fairies! - Russell Crowe on "Fightin Round the World"
6/02/2005 2:31pm, #6
Green belt? Does not compute. More than likely he is a blue belt.
Here is probably what happened to paul thomas. He started taking martial arts under some made up bullshit kwanzenbudojitsu, figured out it was bullshit and started taking Judo. Put 2 years in Judo and went coocoo for coconuts when the Gracies hit the scene. Bought some tapes and studied, then saved his pennies for a week long training session in Brazil. Then came back to train a few times with Pedro Alberto, who if I recall correctly taught near san antonio Texas briefly in the 90's. I know this because he choked me unconscious :) Then he enters some sombo competitions, national and pan american meaning at some 100 competitor tourney in some backwater town in Virginia, as anyone can name anything and become world champion. In all he probably has total about 5 years grappling experience, most of it self taught.
Now this 34 yr old grandmaster sifu what the **** McClendon has his own school, and invites his buddy from Tim Mousel's, Paul Thomas to teach with him at some podunk school in BFE Texas. And yes, he is actually wearing a fucking greenbelt with yellow wrestling shoes when wrestling with the above mentioned blue belt, who wears what appears to be a black belt in a MK gi, thus misrepresenting himself.
6/02/2005 2:47pm, #7
about their kickboxing class: "We're here to teach you, not beat you up!"
SAY WHAT?!?! There's no indication that they do sparring in their KB classes, at least none that I could find. They do "sparring drills" in the kung fu classes, but that sounds iffy...
6/02/2005 3:01pm, #8
- Join Date
- May 2005
- ATLanta, GA
- One-armed flailing
You're giving this guy's intellect more credit than it deserves. I think he wears a green belt because he thinks he looks best in green. I mean, look at the colors on the website. It's all in green. The name of the school is Jade Mountain.
6/02/2005 3:25pm, #9
Maybe he's just 'green' with envy. Nyuck Nyuck."You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
6/02/2005 3:36pm, #10
Takedowns might be misrepresenting it. They are more like throws. Takedowns kinda, sorta, but not really hint that you are taking the fight to the ground to continue it. MT throws like leg hooks are an important part of wearing your opponent out.
Honestly, when sparring it becomes very tiresome to pick yourself off the ground and stand back up. It seems stupid, and that it would be easy. But after a few rounds, you get back up real slow and it takes a lot of energy. If you've done it, you know what I am talking about.