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    BJJ for dummies, please?

    Hello.

    I've been training BJJ for a few months now, and I love it. I started because you recommended it to me, so thank you very much. I am learning new things everyday, but I still have to put it all together in my mind.

    My question is: Could you provide a list of basic BJJ do's and don't's?

    Thank you.

    #2
    1. Don't
    2. Ask
    3. The
    4. Internet
    5. Ask
    6. Your
    7. Coach

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      #3
      Originally posted by Agis Silverfish
      Hello.

      I've been training BJJ for a few months now, and I love it. I started because you recommended it to me, so thank you very much. I am learning new things everyday, but I still have to put it all together in my mind.
      Dude, just keep a log of what you do at every class, what you learned, what occurred during rolling, if you were submitted and how and why, write notes on what you are having problems with.

      More importantly, be aware of the questions you want to ask, and ask them to your instructor. Just keep a log, methodically and to last nitty gritty detail, and then at the end of the week, see what you did during that week.

      Originally posted by Agis Silverfish
      My question is: Could you provide a list of basic BJJ do's and don't's?

      Thank you.
      Lu Tze preciously captured a good list of WHAT NOT TO DO... specially if you have been training for several months already. C'mon dude. I'm pretty sure your instructor could answer specific questions right after class much, much, much better than anyone on the internet can answer incredibly vague questions.
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        #4
        My best noob tip: When pinned, get up on your side, not flat on your back. My defense increased 300% as soon as I realized this was a good idea.

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          #5
          Do: Shower daily.

          Don't: Have a nasty fungus or a smelly gi.
          You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.

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            #6
            Tap fast.

            Try what you're taught, even if you screw it up and get tapped.

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              #7
              Learn moves relaxed and slow. When you have the feel, try with a little resistance and speed up only as much as needed to apply technique. Then try to apply in rolling.

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                #8
                Again, ask your coach. It's a little odd that you say you've been at it for a few months and are asking a forum for do's and don'ts.

                Read EVERYTHING in the Dept. of Homeland Security forum, there is an insane amount of information from experienced grapplers.

                You can also search by username for all posts by Johnny S., Ronin Pimp, Aesopian, and Yrkoon to name a few (there are many others, that's off the top of my head).

                Bullshido is a goldmine for white belt grapplers, you just have to put in the leg work.

                Go here also, particularly for the "beginning grappling" articles:

                http://www.grapplearts.com/Articles-And-Interviews.htm
                Originally posted by Dinosaur AMP
                You just can't go wrong when your getting armbar'd to Flogging Molly while a fire fighter is cursing at you in the background. Good stuff!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Lu Tze
                  1. Don't
                  2. Ask
                  3. The
                  4. Internet
                  5. Ask
                  6. Your
                  7. Coach
                  Quoted for aptness and thoughtfulness.
                  Where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.

                  Gandhi

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                    #10
                    ASK QUESTIONS
                    i notice a lot of new people just nod when the instructor asks "did you understand that" then 5 seconds later its obvious that they did not understand it


                    you pay the instructor to teach you, ask the questions to him


                    get in some extra rolling after/before class if you can, ask questions to you training partners

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