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    Who did you tap and when?

    I've read far too many threads where people are tapping out blue belts on their second session and all that, so I thought I'd create THE thread for who tapped out who and when. Basically, I'd like to know:

    What belt you are.

    How long it took you to get.

    When you tapped your first blue/purple/brown/black.

    And we're talking proper tapouts, not accidental wristlocks or cramp or somesuch.

    I know this is sort of covered in other threads, but I haven't found one that directly addresses this issue so far. If I'm wrong, feel free to delete.

    And it kinda goes without saying, but please, be honest.

    For my end, I'm a blue belt, which I got after around nine months' training.

    Tapped my first proper blue (not significantly outweighed or out of shape) about eight months in, whilst training pretty much full time. Also tapped a few purples, but I'm convinced they weren't really trying with those 'cuz it was far too easy and they can whip on me when they choose to. So I don't count those.

    Go wild, guys.

    Take care,

    Stalks

    #2
    I tapped out a blue belt after about 3 months of formal training. In all fairness he wasn't really trying his hardest, and he tapped me out within 45 seconds after that. I've never gotten anyone higher than a blue to tap in real live rolling (not counting drills, or king of the hill etc...)

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      #3
      I'm pretty sure this thread is more about the douche bags who train in crap like kempo and then brag about beating up anonymous bjjers.

      You know, like you.

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        #4
        I look forward to going to class tonight. Everytime I go I have high hopes of tapping out a whitebelt. Unfortunately I keep going home disappointed. One of these days I will join the ranks of the elite grapplers in my community who have tapped out white belts. The thought of tapping out a blue belt is a dream that makes blood flow to my penis.

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          #5
          I have tapped out a 3 stripe blue belt. It was about 3 months ago. I think she was tired from a tournament the past week. I got her in a kimura from side control . I am a white belt, with about 7 months of training.

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            #6
            Rickson by armbar

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              #7
              I'll answer your questions in order.

              I am a white belt.

              I got it yesterday

              On the same day, after about 5 minutes I tapped this guy my club. I think his name was rickson gracie, got him with a triangle then a kimura. He was wearing a black belt, but it took me all of 10 seconds to tap him twice. Then I tapped his dad, Helio, and then a couple of his brothers using something called a reverse omaplata.

              I am available for seminars.

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                #8
                Originally posted by UpaLumpa
                I'm pretty sure this thread is more about the douche bags who train in crap like kempo and then brag about beating up anonymous bjjers.

                You know, like you.
                Wanna fight?

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                  #9
                  This thread is retarded. Please die.

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                    #10
                    I tapped my purple belt instructor in my second class.


                    If you count spastically falling on him while he showed me a mount escape and him saying "get off me" instead of rolling out and breaking my shoulder as tapping.


                    Which I do.

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                      #11
                      We white belts wish that the coloured belts would put up more of a fight. I'm sick of dispatching blue and purple belts at a whim.

                      P.S. Trollshido in 5..4..3..

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                        #12
                        Sigh. Okay, it might not have been the best idea, but it was an attempt at a serious thread that would have been okay if people hadn't all taken the opportunity to rip the piss. But hey, ya live and learn. Cheers for those who contributed, sorry for wasting people's time.

                        Take care,

                        Stalks

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                          #13
                          Dude, you don't get it. We pissed on YOU, not your thread. You don't go around and brag about who you tapped in training.

                          If you wanted to make a meaningfull thread you should do it like this:


                          "You know I remember a milestone in my training. It was the day I got moved from training with all the scrub white belts to training with the blue belts. My instructor paired me up with one of the weaker blue belts but I was still able to hold my own. I remember a similar day when I got put against my first purple belt. But it was when I really started rolling with the blues that I felt seriously challenged. Every day it was war on the mat. At the time I looked at the belt system like a heirarchy and if I managed to tap someone of a higher belt I took it as THE sign of progress. So when I tapped my first blue belt I could tell it wouldn't be long until I would wear one myself.

                          It is strange though. Sometime during my stay at blue belt my perspective changed. No longer were belts 'targets'. Rather they were indicators of skill. And began to see that I progressed faster when I ceased 'trophy hunting' and concentrated on my own personal development. I started this instead of concentrating on tapping the higher belt I concentrated on not being tapped by him. The first time I went 10 minutes with my black belt instructor without being tapped I recognized a milestone. I had improved. I didn't know exactly how it happened or when. I certainly wasn't by counting belts. Sure I had gotten lucky a few times and tapped higher belts, but that was less of an indication of my skill as it was to the testiment that everyone can get caught. But when the blue belts weren't really tapping me out and I was hanging with the purple belts it was very much the same as when I got promoted from rolling with the white belts and going to the blue belts.

                          I am certainly glad I didn't fall into the trap of thinking that I was at blue belt level once I tapped a blue belt or even a few blue belts. I think that might have reinforced the belt hunter mentality that I see in newbies today. That would encourage me to snipe at higher belts by missing warm up and technique work, then trying to only roll with the high belts after they are very tired in hopes to catch them and make me feel superior. Or that I am equal to them in some way. Sadly I see these guys who focus on 'tapping' people instead of improving. And I am very thankfull for the time my instructors and seniors put into me that allowed me to avoid that pitfall."


                          ...that thread wouldn't have got troll-shido'd... Learn young padiwan. Or you will be going to sent to get your shinebox next time I reply...

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                            #14
                            Yrkoon9 levels up and can choose between +3 to intelligence or +5 to charm.
                            "No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal

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                              #15
                              I suppose I should have expressed myself differently. Nice essay though, but I'm presuming there are quite a few threads that say precisely that, and coming online just to give a long drawn out tale of my progress without asking anyone anything would, I'd have figured, got my flamed or ignored. One of the two. Thankfully, at least this one wasn't ignored. @[email protected]

                              Anyway, yes, I'm fully aware that the belt doesn't make the man. I've spent the past few days being liberally raped by various white belts, and even a junior white belt today took me ten minutes of pretty much even sparring because he was aggressive and knew what he was doing. So I'm not presuming that because I'm a blue belt I'm instantly superior to white belts and because I tapped a blue belt I deserve to be one. The first blue belt I ever tapped? I've never tapped him since. He's adapted to my style of game, and there's not much I can do to him now. S'how it is.

                              Yes, I measure my ability in terms of how my overall progress has gone. I spend most of every sparring session under side control trying not to get mounted or tapped out. And if I can do that with a serious long-term student who I know is trying (which is sometimes hard to tell, but that's a different discussion), then yeah, I feel good about myself. But sometimes it's the ability to tap someone that you use as a measure of accomplishment. If there's people you couldn't even threaten who you can keep in your guard, control, and eventually tap, then that's progress, no? Just keeping someone in your guard requires technique, but there's all sorts of reasons why you might be able to do that when you couldn't before. Maybe a different grip, maybe he's just trying something different, you don't know.

                              In short, it's when you go for the submissions when you can tell if someone's giving it there all, because people who you've been controlling will suddenly move like a greasy weasel and be out before you can blink, as soon as you threaten them.

                              Anyway, that seems like quite a lot of defending myself, and not enough of defending my thread.

                              The thread was supposed to be an opportunity for people to say how long it took to get to a standard when you could potentially tap certain belts. This provides some kind of measurement of the level of crap people are talking when they say they being told to relax when they sparred suddenly made them able to tap out several blue belts the day afterwards, when they've only been able to train for a few weeks.

                              By no means do I claim to be a great blue belt, or even a good blue belt. There are guys in the same belt who've been training four or five times longer than me and would totally destroy me, and I'm not saying I deserve to be able to hang with them because I wear the same belt. I was just asking a question that hadn't been asked before. Guess I know why now.

                              Again, I'm sorry, but I was attempting to make a serious point.

                              Badly, it seems. @[email protected]

                              Take care,

                              Stalks

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