Thread: Baseball bat choke
1/22/2006 2:18am, #41KhorneliusPraxxGuestOriginally Posted by NSLightsOut
I used to coach 6 olds in baseball. The year consisted of "try to hold the ball like this" , "hold the bat this way", "run threw first base...DON'T STOP ON IT!!!" This kind of stuff was repeated all the way into the final game. At no point during the season did I say "Today we're going to learn how to hit the ball over the fence, throw an off-speed pitch, and how to kick dirt on the umpire."
1/22/2006 2:20am, #42KhorneliusPraxxGuestOriginally Posted by UpaLumpa
1/22/2006 2:23am, #43KhorneliusPraxxGuestOriginally Posted by UpaLumpa
1/22/2006 6:37am, #44Originally Posted by KhorneliusPraxx
I understand and wholly agree with the concept of teaching basic stuff first. Similarly to your baseball coaching experience, I currently teach BJJ to kids during the school year. Trying to explain such concepts as 'taking the back' is sometimes a struggle. New adults are similar in some respects.
However, to continue your baseball analogy, isn't hitting the ball out of the ground just a logical and more technical extension of the act of hitting the ball? More advanced BJJ is similar. I started exploring the possibilities of the guillotine choke two years ago. It's possibly the simplest conceptual maneuver in BJJ. I'm still learning new stuff about the 'simple' guillotine choke. And let me tell you, the subtleties are myriad. There's a whole cornucopea of stuff there that's kept me busy. My training partner, a triangle demon has observed similar things about the triangle choke.
There always seems to be a hell of a lot more to those simple things than you might think. Things you could spend a lifetime exploring.
Black belt BJJ, which I have seen on a number of occasions and been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of, seems to be basics refined to an extremely high level, and a number of other features that I've enumerated in the thread I started shortly after writing that post.
1/22/2006 4:27pm, #45Originally Posted by NSLightsOut"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
2/08/2006 7:30pm, #46
Originally Posted by NSLightsOut
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