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    Hey Aesopian... You got some spare time?

    http://thespartangym.com/Bookstore.html

    Bookstore Conversation
    The conversation went something like this:

    Him: "What techniques do you teach?"

    Me: "I teach whatever works. Leg locks, arm locks, chokes, neck cranks, punches, stand-up, clinch,
    leg kicks ... whatever works for us. How about you
    ?"

    Him: "Well, we don't do leg locks, and we don't do neck cranks. And we don't do a whole lot of
    stand-up striking. Every once in a while we'll try them, but that's just so we know what our
    competition might use against us. But we don't do those things
    ."

    Me: "Why not?"

    Him: "Well, we practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, that's why."

    Me: "Oh."

    It wasn't too long ago that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu changed the face of modern martial arts. It came up
    quickly and demolished the competition. The rest of the martial art world was in awe. It forced
    people to look at what they were doing and reconsider the respective fighting merits of their
    chosen arts. BJJ was the new kid in town, and all the other kids took notice. They followed the
    new kid wherever he went. That was back around 1993. Now fast forward to the present ...

    Today, as the above bookstore conversation indicates, BJJ has become just another martial art.
    BJJ was so incredible because it did things no one else did. It was based on questioning the status
    quo, evolving, and doing whatever works. Now, BJJ is like all the others. It has a more-or-less fixed
    curriculum. And its practitioners follow it blindly. They worship in the temple of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
    They bow down before the Brazilians and their followers. Brazil is the new Asia. And Brazilians are
    the new Chinese Masters. Too bad.

    Keep in mind that the above conversation was with a high ranking student of Gracie Tampa. And
    Gracie Tampa is a so-called leader in the world of MMA. If Gracie Tampa is the flagship for BJJ in the
    area, the ship is sinking. The water that once flowed is now an ice cube. Evolution has ceased. And
    remember, that which doesn't grow is dead.

    I once thought that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was our competition. It shows you how wrong I can
    sometimes be. If BJJ is our greatest competition, it looks like we have little to worry about. (Unless
    of course the BJJ guys are only pretending to be so narrow minded and myopic. In which case ...
    my hat off. It takes great skill to seem so naive).

    That's my two cents for now. Good thing my opinions are free.
    http://thespartangym.com/welcome2.html

    He's the latest rage caught on jiujitsugear and on mma.tv

    Why don't you visit him?
    Quote Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

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    Search Function Newb:
    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=47563

    Edit: I see what you did there. Crafty Admins

    Also what's the link on MMA.tv
    Last edited by ojgsxr6; 10/27/2006 4:06pm at .

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    He also claims to be a pro fighter is I think 34-0? But there is no record of him fighting anywhere.

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    Kahn's going to wreck some ****.
    Lol:
    http://thespartangym.com/images/Mangler_Lloyd.jpg

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    Century Bag Gloves: the pinnacle of MMA training equipment.

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    lol Bill Banks is making the rounds. I second Phrost this is the type of guy that needs to be in a database of BSers.
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    RIP SOLDIER

    Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
    -Gene, GODHAND

    You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
    The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
    -Daniel Tosh

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    ARGUMENTUM AD LATINUM DICTIONAIRUM Bullshido Newbie
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1bad65
    Man, he puts Dux-Klay to shame. Screw lying about a PURPLE belt, lie about a BLACK belt!
    Yeah . . . never seen that before.

    Welcome to the world of MA, GJJ/BJJ . . . never mind the scent.

    At least he has not claimed he has a "soke."

    --J.D.

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    Jiu Jitsu - Sometimes passing just isn't an option. supporting member
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    Question, is a common thing to train on the mats with your dirty socks on(unless you have wrestling shoes on mind you)? Oddly enough, one guy in class Wed was actually wearing socks. Not saying it's a sign of bullshit, but just awfully odd.

    Super Dimensional Hyper BJJ/GJJ MMA Larper Turbo 2: Special Championship Edition

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    Jiujitsu gear looks like a great forum

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    Well, I would never make a claim to be, Bjj, jj, or Gjj guy of anykind....hell, Bill and his friend , look like me, and my brother throwing down when we were 12...! his partner should have used the...monkey, steals the peaches on him....

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