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100xobm
7/21/2008 11:24pm,
Hello, I'm registering so I can see links. And commenting so the reminder will go away.

I basically visit here now because I'm tired of the Chi Balls I read about on other forums.
I did Wing Chun for four years then got KO'd by a newbie boxer after I finally had the balls to test my art. It was depressing, so I quit, tried aikido, didn't like wearing a dress, quit, and am now doing Judo and BJJ (Brief hiatus on BJJ atm) because they don't suck ass.

I'm not really here to write anything, I don't know enough yet. I can call bullshit on Chinese martial arts if I see them, but other than that, I'm just here to find stuff out.
I'm a Kiwi as well.

KungFuBot
7/21/2008 11:25pm,
We knew you could do it! 100xobm posted, YAY! And if a bot is this rude, just imagine harsh this is gonna be. Hope you're wearing a thick gi.

Steve
7/21/2008 11:31pm,
Welcome to Bullshido. There are plenty of Kiwis here, be wary of Alex (he's trolled Newbietown in the past, not allowed).

Curious about your "wearing a dress" comment regarding Aikido. I assume you weren't wearing the hakama? Because it's not a dress (wide legged pants, actually). If you were wearing a dress, I'd very much like to see a link to that school (for laughs, just ribbing ya).

Again, welcome to the forums.

100xobm
7/21/2008 11:41pm,
Yeah, I meant the Hakama, I know it's not a dress, but they're not doing themselves any favours. I wasn't wearing it personally, I meant more that I decided you were meant to be badass (in a responsible way) when you got your black belt, and not look like an artistic road cone. It's a shame because I still think kote gaeshi is awesome to look at.

slideyfoot
7/22/2008 3:10am,
am now doing Judo and BJJ (Brief hiatus on BJJ atm) because they don't suck ass.

I'm not really here to write anything, I don't know enough yet. I can call bullshit on Chinese martial arts if I see them, but other than that, I'm just here to find stuff out.
I'm a Kiwi as well.
In that case, you might find this BJJ Beginner FAQ (http://slideyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/10/bjj-beginner-faq.html) useful (depending how long you've been in the sport).

As I mention in that FAQ, for further reading on BJJ, I'd recommend the following threads:

Training, Stagnation and Tapping (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=974042)
Maximizing what you get out of rolling (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1253088)
Protecting Yourself During Sparring (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1234198)
Grappling Basic Principles (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=20609)
Advice for Noobs (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1776425&postcount=1)
First Day Lesson (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1232603)
Fundamental 5 (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1019474)
Obvious Epiphanies (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62601)

And the following articles:

Starting BJJ Classes (http://www.grapplearts.com/Starting-BJJ-Classes.htm)
Nuggets of Advice (http://www.aesopian.com/127/nuggets-of-advice/)

100xobm
7/22/2008 3:50am,
****, I didn't really expect that much helpful advice straight off the bat.

Awesome, Thanks a bunch.