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    Huh, they'll surely not mind if I order my Gracie black belt... In white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionknight View Post
    GJJ just ain't what it used to be.
    Yrkoon9's post on the differences between GJJ and BJJ seems to get more relevant every year. I'm not sure if the self-defence angle so heavily pushed by the Gracie Academy wasn't always going to lead to that division, however, given that they've been deriding 'sport' jiu jitsu from the start. E.g., to quote another chunk from that GJJ Advanced interview:

    Quote Originally Posted by Helio
    Here in Brazil now, everybody does jiu jitsu with rules and time limits. How can I fight a man much stronger than I for five or ten minutes if I'm weak and he's strong? I have to wait for him to get tired, so I can defeat him. Who is a better fighter? I, who can make him tap in half an hour, or he, that wins by points in five minutes, because the time-keeper or somebody with a pen says that he scored more points. The winner is the one that wins the real fight, which is what we do.
    Same reason Royce gave for giving up on the UFC (though of course he did eventually renege on that to go back and fight Hughes), back in this interview from 1995.
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    The GJJ Street vs Tournament thing is worse than ever. Their arguement is "Oh, in the street, he wont know how to grapple"

    So uh, yeah, the key to fighting a BJJ blackbelt in an MMA fight is to not know how to grapple at all. Thatll throw him off...


    I can understand helios arguement, of not liking scores/time limits. But his grandsons are retarded.

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    So let's see. People with no experience and no ukemi training are being encouraged to practice throws on their garage floors in front of webcams.

    Am I the only one who sees the awesome?

    Edit:I suppose my feeble attempts at wit should probably be moved to the YMAS thread. However that shakes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyOldGuy View Post
    So let's see. People with no experience and no ukemi training are being encouraged to practice throws on their garage floors in front of webcams.

    Am I the only one who sees the awesome?

    I eagerly await the You Tube "Fat People Fail@Ukemi" compilation.
    Many things we do naturally become difficult only when we try to make them intellectual subjects. It is possible to know so much about a subject that you become totally ignorant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theotherserge View Post
    I eagerly await the You Tube "Fat People Fail@Ukemi" compilation.
    I anxiously await the "My Dog Is My Grappling Dummy" videos.

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    The Gracie University strongly recommends against using chimpanzees as grappling partners and will not accept any video that includes a chimpanzee.

    ---------- Post added at 04:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:29 PM ----------

    I would recommend logging on to the site (its free) and looking at the set of example grading videos they have posted there. It is most interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1K3 View Post
    The Gracie University strongly recommends against using chimpanzees as grappling partners and will not accept any video that includes a chimpanzee.
    Actually, a chimp would end up using the human as a grappling dummy, which would make for and excellent video. Maybe we could convince Moose to try it.
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    ...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEA View Post
    Actually, a chimp would end up using the human as a grappling dummy.
    or chew toy.

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    You know there are TMAers laughing their asses off right now.

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