Thread: BJJ Norms
5/29/2008 10:05am, #121
Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
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5/29/2008 10:13am, #122
Originally Posted by f4n4n
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Originally Posted by Cy Q. Faunce
5/29/2008 10:14am, #123
I'm mainly thinking about a story I heard about one of the Camarillo brothers. He tore up the west coast gi grappling scene for awhile. He basically won every tournament he entered, while representing Ralph Gracie. He won the US Open, I think, three years or so in a row. At blue belt. After that he won it at purple for a year or two and then brown.
This looks really good for Ralph as an instructor because it means he has guys consistently winning tournaments. If Camarillo had been promoted earlier, maybe he wouldn't have kicked as much ass at purple. Helped Ralph's rep.
This is talked about online in various areas, in the intro to the Guerilla book and some here by Yrkoon and on nhbgear.
5/29/2008 10:15am, #124
Could have been the pan ams. Don't remember. I do know I've learned far more about bjj politics while online than I actually care to remember.
I do know I'd love to train under either Kurt Osiander or Luke Stewart. I've, briefly, met both and their really nice and technically great.
5/29/2008 10:16am, #125Originally Posted by f4n4n
5/29/2008 4:27pm, #126Originally Posted by jnp
Like Petter said, they are paying and want to get in good practice too. If you give them a reason to want to roll with you and show you things you're going to get a lot more attention. It has really helped my game.I'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist