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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by mataleaos, Sep 11, 2017.
Jesus Christ, Davi comes hard out of the gate!
My god, this Najmi with the composure!
Love that after the shove out of bounds it is just real recognizing real, respecting the gameness and getting back to it with no drama, and despite Davi trying to bully him a bit, Edwin doesn't back down from the stand up.
You ever see this?
The video is free to watch. It's just a couple of minutes a really sums up what I like about his mentality. He describes how he views that gameness - http://www.flograppling.com/video/1...mi-says-to-win-youve-got-to-have-that-swagger
That turned around really fast. Thanks for posting these videos.
Shit tx for the vid!
I was amazed at that as well. This is an example of great composure and focus.
How tall is Edwin?
Good question. If he still posts on here he may answer. My guess is over a little over 6 feet maybe?
I've always liked Edwin's very relaxed style. Impressive win
Edwin's fun to watch. Everything comes out of nowhere. Though I do think his uber-relaxed wrestling could get him in trouble at ADCC just because of the rules. I know Romulo does/has gone and trained wrestling quite a bit at Churchboyz, I wonder if Edwin goes down there too?
I'm pretty positive I've seen pictures of Edwin over at Churchboys ( I refuse to use a Z)
All the brand-name LA GB guys train there (Otavio, Romulo, Arges, Najmi, Rocha - when he was still GB, etc.).
Some of these guys seem to like to keep their wrestling under wraps. Remember a few years ago when Keenan went to ADCC and start double legging everyone and said that, yes, he had 'secret wrestling' just for ADCC? I wonder if Najami has his own secret wrestling.
All of the coaches got fired at Churchboyz for misconduct, and they are not allowed in the Calvary Chapel room anymore. Not sure if they found another club or what, but that wrestling club is no more.
Wow. Sounds like there's a story there.
I would think so too. For one reason or another few guys in bjj seem to actually have a double leg in their pocket. Najmi is very good at spinning and wiggling out, which has worked fine for him so far since most of his counterparts will just tunnel vision on the single even when he is standing strait up like that. But you know if you're handing someone both hips on a silver platter, with a high center of gravity, and feet on a flat plane perpendicular to the direction of movement, and they actually deign to hit both legs, well, it's pancake city (which actually did happen too him once in this very tournament even).
I wouldn't really call it a stylistic choice, any more than i would call 'not tucking the chin' in boxing a 'stylistic choice'; it's just plain bad combat posture for little to no benefit (would it kill you to sit in a stance? i would not think so), and he's mostly gotten away with it since few of the opponents he's met heretofore have punished him for it.
>well if the majority of his field doesn't actually punish it, is it really a problem?
That's something else i've been thinking of, but really, for someone to be consistently dominant, consistently dominant at the highest levels especially, you just can't have stylistic habits that get strait up no-sold by some certain thing or other. Because as soon as they start having big time success, everyone else is going to start going to those things, even assuming their path to the top doesn't cross it before then, and you're back at square one anyways. For a champ to stay a champ, he just simply can't have some things that are his kryptonite, he needs to beat them too. At the very least, the ability to transmute bad matchups into something that's a 51-49 push, and let who's superior talent carry the day.
Maybe he is sandbagging it, maybe he isnt; all i know for sure is i've just learned not to curse my lying eyes when they tell me im seeing something.
If Davi Ramos didn't put him in trouble because of that stance, nobody will, Ramos is the best wrestler in submission grappling, bar Chsiev.
Dude come on...at least say you can't tell us what happened or that you don't know.
whoa. they seemed to have built the name of that place and their program seems to have been doing great. The GB guys, MMA fighters, and other big name BJJ guys in the area all seem to go there for their wrestling training. What happened?