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  1. Teh El Macho is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearless Ukemi
    I was stiff from having to sit in the bleachers for about five hours before actually getting to fight.

    I won my first match. Unfortunately the grips didn't really help me do that because the guy was a lot stronger than me and just manhandled me on my feet. I was fighting at the bottom of the superheavyweight class. Luckily for some reason, the guy decided to pull guard even though he was yanking me around with ease. From there, I eventually passed to his side and held the position to get an advantage in points. Time was called and I advanced.

    In my second match, I lost to a guillotine choke after getting a single leg takedown. I've been working on that takedown every time I get on the mat from then until now. Hopefully, I'll run into him again this Sunday at the Renzo Gracie Invitational.

    But, back to the grip clips. Those have been quite helpful in my stand-up game. Using those principals have made it tougher for the bigger guys in my class to score easy takedowns on me.
    Sweet. The ideas on those clips have helped me a lot as well. Unfortunately I had to remove those clips out of youtube due to a threatening-looking e-mail... something related to copyright infrightment :P

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    Posted On:
    1/16/2007 8:40pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I don't watch grappling instructionals or competitions with any regularity (occasional youtube/bullshido link), although I do watch MMA sometimes.

    In my defense, the little time I have for BJJ I spend rolling/drilling or doing some kind of conditioning, I'm just not in the kind of position to 'immerse' myself in grappling.

    This shortcoming becomes very noticeable when I try to discuss the details of techniques or the new moves out on the grappling circuit as the descriptions have no intuitive meaning to me and I don't feel I learn anything from them; like a foreign language.
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    Yeah I do. Oh **** what am I doing here...
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    Posted On:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearless Ukemi
    In my second match, I lost to a guillotine choke after getting a single leg takedown.
    Look up next time...DON'T LOOK DOWN...wait...I shouldn't be advising anyone...I am so slow I couldn't shoot against your Grandmother.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I watch instrutionals and competition footage for the fun of it, not for learning experience. As a fan of MA I like watching world class fighters going at it at a higher level. I think learning out of instructionals when you don't have a solid base will lead you to bad habits, so I keep it low and focus on basics that I am taught, at least until I become a blue belt.

    PS-Sometimes I use Aesopian's articles to surprise people and choke their asses out, but just the ones that I feel I can pull off.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I watch as much as my wife will let me. I'm probably split with the percentage being 80% competition and 20% instructionals. This is for BJJ and sub. grap. I'm not including the MMA stuff.

    For the most part I try to watch the ADCC and grappler's quest stuff for no-gi and the Munds for gi comp. I really like the OTM 101 Submission series as well.

    The comp footage is more enjoyable to me than the instructionals. The instructionals are good for there limited purpose to demonstrate a particular tech but getting on the mat and watching live action is more beneficial in my opinion.
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    Posted On:
    1/17/2007 7:55pm

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    So you get more out of tournament footage than instructionals?

    By the way, if you're watching the Mundials, you might as well watch the Pan Ams, too.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I watch alot of wrestling footage. Helps you see setups for different moves and just general strageties. Its certainly helped my game a bit.
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