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    Quote Originally Posted by Cullion
    Don't BJJ schools generally have 'open mat' policies for anybody who wants to test their **** in MMA sparring ?

    i'm sure some do, but i doubt ALL do

    personally i wouldnt take a challenge match against a striker (as i'm crappy at striking)


    edit: i would be very sad if this bjj by video thing caught on :(

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    I agree. But realize that this is your (our) idealistic opinion vs their money machine.

    See them windmills, Sancho?

    Tomas


    Quote Originally Posted by garbanzobean
    Yeah, but why let this bullshit go unnoticed? The fact of the matter is, grappling, bjj, and sport bjj especially, require a finesse you can't obtain easily through video. No one should be learning like that, frankly.

    Unless you are just amazingly talented, BJJ proficiency requires lots of mat time with good opponents. I fail to see how his video system accounts for mat time. This is fucking bullshit and I am furious.

    Even if his tapes are amazing in quality and instruction (which I doubt), they will not provide the personalization needed for skill to develop.
    Current stage of death: denial

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerboy
    I agree. But realize that this is your (our) idealistic opinion vs their money machine.

    See them windmills, Sancho?

    Tomas
    Geez, give me an hour or two to be pissed, at least. I'll be reasonable later.
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    I agree with Garbanzo. I look at videos in relation to training as similar to vitamins and supplements in relation to a diet. If all you do in your traning is videos, you will suck, you will not get very good at all. If you take vitamins and supplements yet do not exercise, eat junk food and sit on the couch all day, you will not lose weight, you will not be healthier. But if you train hard and use the videos to supplement your training they can be very useful, same as suplements are when you eat right and exercise.

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    Am I saying nothing should be done?
    HELL NO!!

    Just putting it in perspective.
    I think the only thing we can do at this point is to use the deadly weapons of humor and ridicule.
    Make them feel bad about themselves. Or at least piss them off.

    Tomas

    Quote Originally Posted by drummerboy
    I agree. But realize that this is your (our) idealistic opinion vs their money machine.

    See them windmills, Sancho?

    Tomas
    Current stage of death: denial

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    Quote Originally Posted by roly
    i'm sure some do, but i doubt ALL do

    personally i wouldnt take a challenge match against a striker (as i'm crappy at striking)


    edit: i would be very sad if this bjj by video thing caught on :(
    It's policies like that which will help keep BJJ legitimate, because it was policies like that which made BJJ legitimate in the first place.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I knew this was going to happen, I was just hoping it would be a while yet... Anytime anything gets too popular it someone fucks everything up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwinch2
    I knew this was going to happen, I was just hoping it would be a while yet... Anytime anything gets too popular it someone fucks everything up...
    Not everything. There will always be a non-fucked-up layer of t3h r3al BJJ burried under the bullshit.

    I hate to say this, but BJJ needs its Kodokan. That's what it needs. A single entity with authority to keep things together. And it needs more non-profit clubs.

    Tomas
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    How is a white belt with a video going to teach a class on BJJ with any skill? I don't know how many times in class the instructor has had to tell me to adjust my holds and posistions to make them work properly. Somtimes you lift when it looks like you should pull and visa versa. It takes some hands on experience to do that.

    This stuff is gonna lead to "Ripncrankjitsu" and end up getting alot of unsuspecting people hurt.

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    I don't intend to put a stop to what Jerry Laurita is doing, I only hope to get the truth out there. In addition, I checked bjj.org and I found that Joe is my teacher's master's master. So this is fucking with my lineage. Rabble rabble.

    Well the letter is ready to send.... Unfortunately I have been Unable to verify the address of Joe Moreira...

    I have found
    Jiu-Jitsu de Brasil 3928 Campus Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660
    Jiu-Jitsu de Brasil 2026 Quail Street Newport Beach, CA 92660-2220

    Phone 714-756-1222 is dead

    I did 411 for Jiu Jitsu de Brasil in Newport Beach and there is no listing

    can anybody help track Joe Moreira down?

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