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    Quote Originally Posted by krone

    Another thing is my grips. I cant seem to get them right! if anyone has a video or a site they can recommend me for grips i would truly appreciate it!
    There's like 45 minutes worth of grip fighting tutorials on grapplersguide.

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    Always mash the head... in every position... at anytime... for any technique.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    my biggest eye-opener was when i realised while sparring to just do exactly that, don't play to win or not win, just focus on the positions and nothing else, go with the situation as you find yourself.

    when i look at other whitebelts who are constantly looking to tap someone out i always see this shitfest panic crappling show.
    I did it aswell in the beginning.
    Now im way more in control of what im doing and it allows me to see what my opponent is going for.

    as the teaching part goes:when an instructor is explaining a move i mostly look at his hips and the position of his knees and feet in accordance to the mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Lau
    Always mash the head... in every position... at anytime... for any technique.
    What do you mean by "mash" the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Lau
    Always mash the head... in every position... at anytime... for any technique.

    Really? And what makes you an expert on this subject?


    :)

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    oh my god i just learned today that i haven't been biting properly on my armbars from the guard. (My leg has been slightly over the shoulder opposed to directly over the back of the neck).

    edit: war jlau.
    Last edited by v1y; 7/31/2008 2:29pm at .

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    i just came to realize that tonight will be my second jujitsu class. based on what i've read here, i dont know crap so i better keep my eyes and ears open twice as much as my mouth!!!

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    I used this thread and some of my own thoughts to make a list of things to think about, as a white belt, while I'm training.


    Ten ideas for Jiu Jitsu training:

    10. Jiu jitsu not about strength. The best technique is the one that requires the minimal effort for maximum efficiency.

    9. Have fun. But take training seriously.

    8. Don’t forget that sparring is for learning, don’t be afraid to be submitted if it helps you learn.

    7. When you see an opening, do not hesitate…

    6. But don’t over-commit. Realize that no submission is 100%.

    5. Always be one step ahead. Set up your techniques well. Use feints and counters wisely.

    4. Simple techniques are more likely to work than complicated ones.

    3. Position before submission.

    2. Relax. Flow through your techniques. Take your time setting up your next move properly instead of rushing through a technique.

    1. Pay attention the details.

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    For me I think the biggest one was the concept of using my hips. I would just try to pull someone's arm towards me without positioning my hips first for armbars from guard. I kept thining, "I'm doing it just like the instructor, why isn't mine working? I must not be strong enough." I had a random shock like a punch in the stomach when I realized that hip positioning would allow for me to actually finish my techniques.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Tycho?]
    What do you mean by "mash" the head?
    just pretend you had ketchup while eating french fries your whole life, and that the head is a tomato, dont let that **** outa yoru grip. make some ketchup with tat mother fucker

    oh, use your shoulders to make ketchup too. makes a big difference in quality.

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