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  1. #21
    Greese's Avatar
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    Aug 2002
    Springfield, MO
    Judo and BJJ
    Oh, and anymore if you want to do well at BJJ tournaments, then you want a Judo base. Most the straight BJJ people I train with can beat me on the ground. None of them can beat me if we start standing...
    Why? Because I throw them and can slap on the arm bar, are the ground skills in the world don't help. Same with throwing to the mount or side control. Also allows you to take single and double legs and control them.
    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.

  2. #22
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    Feb 2004
    Davis, CA/Bay Area
    Do both. It helps to dominate the standing game as well as the ground game in a grappling tourney. I mean you start on your feet so you better be good at it. I am lucky enough to be under Dave Camarillo who blends judo with BJJ but at the same time i have some judo exp of my own which helps alot.
    A.K.A. rocks your socks.

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    Oct 2002
    Xi'an, P.R.C.
    Chinese Kung Fu
    Do BJJ guys really suck ass that bad at taking people down?

    Cuz my implies point about the Shorin Ryu sucking was this:

    Why do you care about the throws if you like your stand up style? If you want them on the ground beat them unconcious and they will go down. The only point in even cross training BJJ if you are a stand up fighter is because IF you get taken down, then you'll know what to do down there. If you want to be a stand up fighter then your ground game should be bassically defense. Defending throws, getting back to your feet, positional controll so you can GNP since you like to hit things so much.

    If you want to add Judo to your BJJ it sounds like you just really want to be a grappler. . . which is cool. But then your getting spread so thin I wonder why you don't just drop the karate. OR if the problem is that your BJJ isn't helping you stay on your feet then SWITCH to Judo.

    hm....that's probably the best idea anyways. :)
    Fighting evil and upholding justice in blue silk pajamas baby!

    Bah!!! Puny Humans.

  4. #24
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    May 2004
    BJJ/Shorin Ryu
    I like options, Sometimes I like to bang....some times I liek to take it to the ground....dpends in what way you want the job done. Lets say I want a nic eeasy fight and this guy is as good a striker as I I pick his leg and grab side hes a turtle on his back. If this guys a bad ass at BJJ or a wrestler, then I sprawl and knee and get back to standing so I can throw some heat on him. Its good to be well rounded I think. But yeah I guess Im mainly a striker.

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