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  1. #10

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    My Thursday session was not bad. It was just randori so I was able to roll live. The guys were smaller than me so I tried not to use my weight and strength advantage to dictate the positions. Unfortunately I was getting sloppy and creating way to much space. Alot of the moves involve staying very fight and heavy on the opponent so by easing off I was not able to correctly do certain moves.

    It was still a good workout and I got to work on some things and realized what areas I need to get better at.

    I have been only going to side mount on the left side so I need to not be so predictable and work on being on the right side. Also I get sloppy sometimes when trying to pass to full mount and end up back in half or full guard.

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    it's nice to see another BJJ guy here. do you do conditioning and/or lifting in or out of BJJ? also, are you looking to be a competitive BJJ guy? anyway, good log man, hope the jits stays fun!

  3. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by razegfx View Post
    it's nice to see another BJJ guy here. do you do conditioning and/or lifting in or out of BJJ? also, are you looking to be a competitive BJJ guy? anyway, good log man, hope the jits stays fun!
    I just started back up with conditioning outside of bjj. I havent lifted for awhile but I will probably start doing some circuit training for muscle endurance. I have a lot of muscle on my frame naturally so I am actually looking to rid of that as well as some of the fat that I have added with my beer drinking.

    There is a tournament coming up in January and then a big one in March that I am planning on entering so I am really looking forward to that.

    I really enjoy it and I expect to enjoy even more the more advanced I get.

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    Its been awhile since I have updated this so I need to get back on top of it.

    This month has been a little sporadic as I was out of town for a week earlier in the month and then the holidays kind of threw my schedule out of wack.

    I have had some real good sessions as I have gotten a chance to roll with some higher level guys.

    One of the guys I rolled with is one of the rising stars of our gym. He is a four striped blue belt and has done well in a lot of the touraments. He is real athletic and strong so it was a good challenge. The first time I rolled with him we had some good goes but eventually I got caught in a triangle. I was a little disappointed in myself as I felt like i tapped too soon. I dont mind having to tap but I want to try and work my way out of positions and this one I feel like I accepted the end result too soon.

    The next day I came back with fire in my eyes and we had a really long live session. Me and the kid went back and forth for awhile and I was able to get into a lot of good positions. He still got me a few times but I was happy with the overall outcome.

    Another kid I have been going with is a purple belt who is very flexible and smooth. he has a real good rubberguard and he tends to keep an open guard at times t hat is hard to pass. He got me a few times the first couple times but the last couple days I have rolled with him it has been a stalemate with me getting into a lot of dominant positions.

    One of my coaches taught me a great pass to mount from side guard that I have been really effective with.

    I have been putting myself on my back more and more just to get used to moving around, i got the purple belt in an omaplata and almost had an armbar but he was able to get out. It was the first time that I have come to close to any offense from the bottom.

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    I have continued to drop the ball on this thing.

    I have gotten back on track and have been going at least 4 times a week. I have seen a lot of improvements in my game. Not necessarily in submissions but more in terms of positioning and submission defense. The mantra is position over submission and I am completely on board with that. I am trying to tighten everything up in terms of where I am placing my hands, posturing him, remaining tight when I am attempting to improve positions etc .

    My new work schedule has allowed me to do some classes that are small and allow me to get more personal attention. It also enables me to roll with more higher level guys. I like getting different looks, whether it be a guy with a real tight guy or a guy who really tries to work an open guard or the rubber guard. I feel I am can pretty much pass any type of guard but against some of the better guys I improve position but then lose that position.

    The tournament I am entering is in about 6 weeks. I am thinking of entering hte intermediate division as well as the beginner division. The only problems I expect to have in the beginner division is if i come across another wrestler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Its been awhile since I have updated this so I need to get back on top of it.

    This month has been a little sporadic as I was out of town for a week earlier in the month and then the holidays kind of threw my schedule out of wack.

    I have had some real good sessions as I have gotten a chance to roll with some higher level guys.

    One of the guys I rolled with is one of the rising stars of our gym. He is a four striped blue belt and has done well in a lot of the touraments. He is real athletic and strong so it was a good challenge. The first time I rolled with him we had some good goes but eventually I got caught in a triangle. I was a little disappointed in myself as I felt like i tapped too soon. I dont mind having to tap but I want to try and work my way out of positions and this one I feel like I accepted the end result too soon.

    The next day I came back with fire in my eyes and we had a really long live session. Me and the kid went back and forth for awhile and I was able to get into a lot of good positions. He still got me a few times but I was happy with the overall outcome.

    Another kid I have been going with is a purple belt who is very flexible and smooth. he has a real good rubberguard and he tends to keep an open guard at times t hat is hard to pass. He got me a few times the first couple times but the last couple days I have rolled with him it has been a stalemate with me getting into a lot of dominant positions.

    One of my coaches taught me a great pass to mount from side guard that I have been really effective with.

    I have been putting myself on my back more and more just to get used to moving around, i got the purple belt in an omaplata and almost had an armbar but he was able to get out. It was the first time that I have come to close to any offense from the bottom.
    p jersey, I can't tell you how proud of you I am that you are thinking of abandoning that philosophy of simply tapping out at every given opportunity that presents itself. Be strong, find the mental strength and at least try to find a way out. The triangle is a position with many counters and escapes, one must just not quit and accept defeat, rather look for the opening. Your hero Machida was dead in the water in a triangle against Tito Ortiz, but he fought on and he was able to escape and eventually win. Had he had the same mindset as you, quit as soon as you are caught and live to fight another day, he would have a loss on his record right now. I've gotten a little long winded now. I just wanted to say I'm proud of you.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf Oliverbush View Post
    p jersey, I can't tell you how proud of you I am that you are thinking of abandoning that philosophy of simply tapping out at every given opportunity that presents itself. Be strong, find the mental strength and at least try to find a way out. The triangle is a position with many counters and escapes, one must just not quit and accept defeat, rather look for the opening. Your hero Machida was dead in the water in a triangle against Tito Ortiz, but he fought on and he was able to escape and eventually win. Had he had the same mindset as you, quit as soon as you are caught and live to fight another day, he would have a loss on his record right now. I've gotten a little long winded now. I just wanted to say I'm proud of you.
    haha as you have mentioned practice is entirely different from a competition. In a live competition I would fight a choke to the bitter end. In practice I do not mind tapping but I still want to hold out as long as possible to try and work on my techniques. In this case I think I tapped a little too soon before trying all options but I corrected myself and have not done that since.

    I am sure I have more heart and will than you could ever imagine having btu I appreciate your kind words.

  8. #17

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    So I was frustrated at not receiving any stripes on my belt. The main reason I was frustrated is because once you receive 3 stripes you can start taking the more advanced classes and once you receive your blue belt you can take the mma classes. Of course 20 percent of the frustration was probably due to ego as I wanted to get a blue belt faster than anyone else.

    I have been further frustrated by the fact that I have been going with purple belts or blue belts and either controlled them and dominated position or at least been even. At the same time I see other white belts getting there stripes and I could tap them out pretty easy. Now being a wrestler I have an advantage over other white belts but its not like I am just using my wrestling. I am constantly picking up on new techniques particularly ones that play to my strengths and I almost always pull guard when rolling to get comfortable on my back. A few of the professinal fighters teach morning classes and they have complimented me on picking up on the aspects of bjj and not just trying to just use my wrestling. Unfortunately the main guy who teaches the white belts is a bjj puris and believes bjj is the be all and end all of martial arts. I know he is holding me back because I am a wrestler and this was confirmed last week when I finished wiping up a couple of 4 stripe blue belts. They were saying how good my hips were and he agreed and then went on to say when I realize that its ok to be on my back I will be good.

    The good news is that the professional fighter actually realizes that I am not just trying to be a wrestler so he has told me to come to the more advanced classes that he teaches. This morning I was able to go to the mma class. It was a lot of fun as we did live situations where one guy had his back against the wall simulating a fighter being pinned against the fence. He was supposed to defend takeodwns while the other guy was obviously going for the takedown. We also did live situations from half guard and full guard. There was striking at like 35-40 percent so that was a nice change up. It certainly plays into my strenght more as being a wrestler I prefer to be on top. In mma even if you are a great off your back you are still going to absorb punishment. So I am working hard on getting dominant on top if I can add in effective striking it will make me that much more dangerous.

    On bottom I typically focus on controlling his posture and looking for a sweep or getitng back to my feet.

    I will continue to go to the friday morning classes and the tuesday thursday advanced class so I will get to roll with high quality partners. I am also starting kickboxing. I know I will be absolutely terrible and will feel completely uncomfortable but I look forward to the challenge of picking up a new skill.

  9. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    So I was frustrated at not receiving any stripes on my belt. The main reason I was frustrated is because once you receive 3 stripes you can start taking the more advanced classes and once you receive your blue belt you can take the mma classes. Of course 20 percent of the frustration was probably due to ego as I wanted to get a blue belt faster than anyone else.

    I have been further frustrated by the fact that I have been going with purple belts or blue belts and either controlled them and dominated position or at least been even. At the same time I see other white belts getting there stripes and I could tap them out pretty easy. Now being a wrestler I have an advantage over other white belts but its not like I am just using my wrestling. I am constantly picking up on new techniques particularly ones that play to my strengths and I almost always pull guard when rolling to get comfortable on my back. A few of the professinal fighters teach morning classes and they have complimented me on picking up on the aspects of bjj and not just trying to just use my wrestling. Unfortunately the main guy who teaches the white belts is a bjj puris and believes bjj is the be all and end all of martial arts. I know he is holding me back because I am a wrestler and this was confirmed last week when I finished wiping up a couple of 4 stripe blue belts. They were saying how good my hips were and he agreed and then went on to say when I realize that its ok to be on my back I will be good.

    The good news is that the professional fighter actually realizes that I am not just trying to be a wrestler so he has told me to come to the more advanced classes that he teaches. This morning I was able to go to the mma class. It was a lot of fun as we did live situations where one guy had his back against the wall simulating a fighter being pinned against the fence. He was supposed to defend takeodwns while the other guy was obviously going for the takedown. We also did live situations from half guard and full guard. There was striking at like 35-40 percent so that was a nice change up. It certainly plays into my strenght more as being a wrestler I prefer to be on top. In mma even if you are a great off your back you are still going to absorb punishment. So I am working hard on getting dominant on top if I can add in effective striking it will make me that much more dangerous.

    On bottom I typically focus on controlling his posture and looking for a sweep or getitng back to my feet.

    I will continue to go to the friday morning classes and the tuesday thursday advanced class so I will get to roll with high quality partners. I am also starting kickboxing. I know I will be absolutely terrible and will feel completely uncomfortable but I look forward to the challenge of picking up a new skill.
    It sounds like you are really getting into the sport now. Your planning to do MMA?

    And are you going to compare and contrast the likes and dislikes of bjj and wrestling like you said you would? Because that would be interesting to me.
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