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Posted On:10/26/2005 4:10am
WTF was that?
I've been looking into this.
Heres what I've come up with so far.
John D is a very well respected BJJ instructor here in Oz. So..If John says Jerry is legit..then it must be so.
Posted On:10/26/2005 7:44am
I was at training today, and forgot to ask my instructor (Peter de Been) about this.
I'll follow it up on Friday.
Posted On:10/26/2005 8:32am
I agree with JohnnyS. That armbar sucks. He's not containing his opponent's upper body at all. It also looks like the "victim's" elbow is too far back. No fulcrum = no break.
Posted On:10/26/2005 9:17am
You guys are victims of the Gracie marketing machine.
He's probably Brazilian. He (maybe) studied jiujitsu in Brazil. So even if he's not a GJJ BB he might every well be a BB in whatever form of Brazilian JJ he studied.
Now the claim that he's participated in competitions in Brazil you might be able to stick him on. But if his students are happy the place that's paying him will keep him on so I wouldn't expect any change.
Posted On:10/26/2005 10:53am
I wouldn't disqualify him solely based on this pic.
But $60 for a visit is a bit over the top, the standard here is $20-$25 (US) which is sometimes waived if you are actually meaning to sign up.
Keep us posted, this may become interesting.
Originally Posted by Charles Choi
Hello fellow Melbournians.
Hmm... I've heard a few things about this issue too.
Here's a photo of him.
Current stage of death: denial
Posted On:10/26/2005 8:20pm
lol @ armbar.
Posted On:10/26/2005 10:20pm
How can you judge the man's technique based on a simple publicity photo. Sure, if he were doing some weird, funky flying kick with his posture all out of whack and his arms flying to-and-fro, maybe you'd have cause for concern. But exactly what looks "good and effective" in a martial arts publicity photo? What armbar or hold is the guy going to put on someone that is not only non-threatening (i.e. - doesn't make the school look like it's only for the toughest of the tough), but also attractive?
Sure, many practiced martial artists will look at the photo and say, "What's he smiling about?" But really, I'd rather see, as a consumer, a picture of a guy doing one of those lame, basic armbars, rather than some complicated hold that features a camera shot of two men, one with his butt in the air, and the other guy contorting his face that could be mistaken for the sweet ecstasies of love-making....
okay I was exxagerating a bit much there.
Posted On:10/27/2005 8:41am
Style: BJJ, Muy Thai
Hey guys, here's an email I got from the head instructor about Jerry.
Hi Jerry hasn't got access to the internet at present so I will answer for
him. Jerry is Brazillian and trained and recieved his black belt there, his
instructor is Paulo Coelho who runs a school in Brazil, he has a black belt
certificate from him.
Thanks - John Le Busque - Head Instructor,
It says that he received his blackbelt from Paulo Coelho.
Posted On:10/27/2005 11:50am
Style: BJJ, wrestling
Does this look like a black belts kimura?
What's wrong with this picture, for the non judo or bjj person.
1. His base or stance is not sufficient. This move requires you to contain your opponent by, typically but not always, crushing him with your weight while sitting on his head and clamping your knees together on his head, neck. He is putting no weight on his partner. His position in the photo leaves a lot of daylight between the two of them. Daylight means there's room to escape. He is asking to be swept in this photo.
2. His right arm is practically straight. Once again the daylight analogy. Without a deep hooking arm, one where the inside of your elbow is seated well into the inside of his elbow while you're pulling hard to extend your opponents upper arm away from his body, the kimura is much easier to escape.
3. His left hand is barely grabbing the opponent's wrist. A proper grip requires that you wrap your hand as far as possible around your partner's wrist and that you grab it as close as possible to his hand for maximum torque.
The only thing he's doing correctly, his right hand is grabbing his left wrist close to his left hand. Maybe he was transitioning when the photo was taken, I don't know. I do know that if someone took a picture of me like that and I saw it, I would ask them to take a better picture than this one.
This guy may be legit, for all I know. If he is, he needs to find himself a better photographer.
Shut the hell up and train.
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