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    I haven't posted in 3 years, Ask me Anything (AMA)

    I mostly be moderating the FB page & group and our Sub Reddit (yes we have one). I haven't posted on Bullshido proper since 2017. Ask me Anything....

    #2
    Regale us with more "teaching BJJ to idiots" stories.

    Also, WB.
    Consider for a moment that there is no meme about brown-haired, brown-eyed step children.

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      #3
      Originally posted by submessenger View Post
      Regale us with more "teaching BJJ to idiots" stories.

      Also, WB.
      So while I been training consistently I have been pretty isolated in the BJJ/MMA world for while. So lets rewind 4 years to when I was living in Frankfurt, Germany and instructing BJJ:

      Gather around Bullies and allow me to tell you a tale, for what I am about to tell you still happens in the world of Martial Arts today. No, don't check your calendars, it is 2016, and not 1992. You are reading this on your Smartphone and not your dial up connection from AOL.

      You see bullies, nowadays in concert with the local U.S. Marine Unit we run a MMA club 2 days a week. Tuesday and Friday. I instruct on Friday without incident for many a month now and the Unit Commander teaches on Tuesdays. However, on this fateful Tuesday, the Unit Commander was not present for he was away. In his stead a young Stgt took over the club and taught the crew. While I am normally not present on a Tuesday, this week I made an effort to join the Tuesday crew and this is where the fun begins.

      The evening started as expected, the young Stgt attempted to teach a basic takedown and I assisted him with the details as it was not my intention to teach the class but to simply visit so I can duck out early and proceed to my own training. However, after the takedown, a man appears among the students, 5'9", 180lbs of soft gooey man flesh. You see this man is the local Tae Kwon Do instructor, who also offers free Escrima Lessons to the Marine Unit. He takes command of the class, for which I find amusing, as he doesn't know I am the other instructor for this club, and the Unit Commander is missing. He said he will now teach a technique, knowing his background, I assume will be some sort of striking combo, so I allow it to proceed. Oh what a mistake I made!

      For this man, seeing the MMA club grappling he must instruct us the mysterious way of the Anti-Grappling! He asked the young Stgt take hold his leg as one was going to perform a Single Leg Takedown. Our TKD instructor, then goes into a mix between a lunge and a squat, could this be the legendary TKD front stance? Then, which great power and no contact he strikes the back of the neck or at least pretends to with a thundering KIAI! I quickly check my phone to ensure I have not time traveled back into the 90s, as I was concerned. Why in the era of MMA would anyone think this would work?

      At the point, I must act! You see my rashguard saids "Jiu Jitsu vs The World" and "The World" was standing in front me teaching Anti-Grappling in a school I help run. So I replace the Stgt in the Single Leg position and say, "Please, try this again." For what happens next, I assume you all know, and our fearless TKD warrior ends up on his butt as his vicious neck strike could not stand "the running of the pipe." Surprised, he asked to try again, but alas the same result befell him. Frustrated with with his ego bruised, he stands again and informs me "but I got you!" To which I respond, "This isn't pretend, if you want to hit me, fucking hit me, stop me from taking you down." On this third attempt, the result was the same, but this time, he adds a reverse punch from his back! At this point, I inform him, I can fake punch you and he needs to stop because from my top position "I can fucking murder you." But the ego is fragile and with all his experience, he has probably never been reality checked so hard before, you see in his world Martial Artists respect each other and don't challenge each other's techniques and fighting is theory. We go for a fourth time, and yet again he is on his back, for this pipe running is just too much for his technique and he has no balance. But his time, after going to the ground, he has a secret weapon, the lustrous Axe Kick, from his back. The evasion was quick as I was still on my feet, and the guard pass quicker. Now with my Knee on his Belly, our Anti-Grappler was defeated and I resolve to instructing the rest of the class.

      But you see the story is not over, at the end of class, we are doing rounds, winner stays in and my next opponent in our TKD instructor. I end this quickly, throwing him into a basic submission in the first 5 seconds forcing him to raise his hand and tap on my leg several times to admit defeat. But you see, this was again too much for our TKD instructor to be defeated so quickly. As I start to disengage to find the next partner, the TKD instructor jumps on my foot, you see he saw an opening! And puts me in a straight ankle lock, I look at him puzzled as I thought the round was over, but I see his face, teeth gritted, muscle flexed with exertion, for he is trying to break my ankle. The technique though, was flawed as there was no pain in the joint and his feet were exposed for a counter. I wrap up a quick toe hold forcing him to raise his hand and tap on my leg several times to admit defeat again. When I let go I look at him and he walks away.

      So Bullies, I hope you enjoyed this tale of Bullshido and know when you hear the wind howl, someone might be out there Anti-Grappling.

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        #4
        Ha! That’s good stuff!
        Combatives training log.

        Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

        Drum thread

        Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

        "Disliking someone is not evidence of wrongdoing or malfeasance or even bias." --Dung Beatles

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          #5
          Originally posted by plasma View Post
          I mostly be moderating the FB page & group and our Sub Reddit (yes we have one). I haven't posted on Bullshido proper since 2017. Ask me Anything....
          Have you seen this yet?
          https://www.bullshido.net/forums/for...tely-bullshido

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            #6
            Originally posted by Myn View Post
            I think I saw this on Reddit on while ago, I never focus too hard on BJJ frauds because the BJJ community does a really good job self-policing and at the end of day the mats don’t lie. That not a world frauds can survive long in.

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              #7
              Originally posted by plasma View Post

              I think I saw this on Reddit on while ago, I never focus too hard on BJJ frauds because the BJJ community does a really good job self-policing and at the end of day the mats don’t lie. That not a world frauds can survive long in.
              They actually seem to have done really well for themselves for a decade now claiming to be BJJ blackbelts, verified by Rickson, 6th degree Judo blackbelts, muay Thai experts, capable of DUCKING A LIVE BULLET, etc etc. Interestingly enough, they STILL have Wikipedia pages despite their impossible claims of being Yal Lawyers, Harvard doctors, military experts, etc etc. The thread is a wild ride - totally worth the read!

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                #8
                A good laugh :D.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by plasma View Post
                  I mostly be moderating the FB page & group and our Sub Reddit (yes we have one). I haven't posted on Bullshido proper since 2017. Ask me Anything....
                  Why did this forum die, in your opinion? What might bring it back to life?

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                    #10
                    Almost all forums died with the advent of social media and reddit.
                    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.

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                      #11
                      Forgive me plasma, but I used to confuse you and Stick for some ungodly reason back in the day.
                      "I'm reluctant to sound like a total fa66ot as well, but my background in sculpture gave me an edge in understanding how we're expected to move thru space." - The Other Other Serge

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Lily View Post
                        Forgive me plasma, but I used to confuse you and Stick for some ungodly reason back in the day.
                        Honestly, that makes sense. Stick lives about 5 miles from me, we are both BJJ Purple Belts, same height, same weight, super nerdy and were groomsman at either other weddings.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by AprilRains View Post

                          Why did this forum die, in your opinion? What might bring it back to life?
                          Social Media & Discord. This isn’t unique to Bullshido. I am actually pretty involved in the Legacy community for Magic: The Gathering and the primary complaint is the move of Deck Building discussion from The Source into Facebook and Discord.

                          We can combat this by having original content on Bullshido and use social media to funnel users to the site.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by plasma View Post

                            Social Media & Discord. This isn’t unique to Bullshido. I am actually pretty involved in the Legacy community for Magic: The Gathering and the primary complaint is the move of Deck Building discussion from The Source into Facebook and Discord.

                            We can combat this by having original content on Bullshido and use social media to funnel users to the site.
                            Those sound like excellent ideas.

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