5/06/2008 11:52am, #11
Argh, no! I'm in no way affiliated with Vale. My instructors all trained under him, but I tend to think they're all far, far better than he is at this point.
Vale has a lot of knowledge, but he's not a good fighter, and favours power moves due to his size, which he passes on to smaller guys who those moves don't work for. It also pissed me off that he repeatedly cancelled seminars and promotions connected with my original instructor's school.
I'm thankful that there was a Vale affiliate in my area when I started doing MA, because the alternatives were all much worse, and I'm glad that I did Shootfighting because it gave me a constant reality check on the effectiveness of guard play against positional ground-pound/power-moves. But MMA passed Vale by a long time ago.
5/06/2008 12:40pm, #12
Why are you not in the Catch Wrestling thread bitch?
5/06/2008 12:50pm, #13
5/06/2008 12:55pm, #14
No he didn't. Hence his bjj bluebelt disparaging.
He's got no idea how worthless and full of **** those two are.
5/06/2008 1:01pm, #15Why are you not in the Catch Wrestling thread bitch?
5/06/2008 1:15pm, #16Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
Are you guys talking about that gay Joe Rogan thread?
5/06/2008 2:03pm, #17
Yes. In that thread, the Catch nutriders revealed themselves as idiots. I have nothing more to say about their wrongness, besides the fact that they're wrong as ****.
5/06/2008 5:02pm, #18Originally Posted by Omega the Merciless
5/06/2008 5:28pm, #19Originally Posted by Geordi LaForge
5/07/2008 1:14pm, #20
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I have a VHS tape of that one tournament that Renzo Gracie won a looong time ago and Bart Vale fought in it...he muscled the **** out of his guy and won...but he looked like **** doing it...brawled like all hell, not even medicore wrestling technique or "shootfighting" that he totes...