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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Daddy af, Feb 12, 2018.
yeah but thats in the same discipline.
going into judo I dont know shit about the rules or throws
That will be a correct assumption until they get submitted. Some will admit they should consider cross train, some will say BJJ is judo. Once they find out you train BJJ some will try to avoid going to the ground like a plague. Some will go 100% competition mode and will try to pin you down for 5 min.
bro, just slap the fuckin mat. learn to throw good. don't rely on scootsies. if they wanna do newaza, push their shit in.
you know which art is better? both.
cross training = mac and cheese. peanut butter and jelly. bert and ernie.
judo and bjj are two wings of the same bird.
It's been a mixed bag for me. I'm 35 and I'm usually traveling on business when I visit other gyms (which means I've been eating badly, working a lot, and am often at least slightly hung over from client dinners), so I don't need a huge level of aggression or to be put through the wringer. Which is hard with my 4 stripe brown belt, everyone wants a piece. I generally try to match intensity and make it clear I'm not looking to prove anything, but there's always a few guys who really want to bang. As long as they don't hurt me I can deal with it, though that hasn't always been the case.
What I was referring to was less about one time drop ins than new guys coming to your gym from somewhere else. I don't feel the need to test people just in town on business, but if someone is thinking about joining the gym and they have skills then I'll be the first one putting it on them.
I won't lie though, it is fun to go to smaller places and have the gym badass think they're going to roll through you and you get to disabuse them of that notion. All the lower belts expect you to beat them, but when you tap their top guy a few times that's what really blows their minds.
Everyone wants to defend their house. I've had some great conversation with Judo guys about pluses and minuses about both arts.
I think the key is be humble. Be open to learning something new. If you get dumped on your head. Bow, thank him/her and ask how to defend that throw and how to do it
I think all other grappling arts purists look down on BJJ for being soft. Every other grappling art is pretty rough.
It has been hit or miss for me. Some judo guys have caught me like a bitch with cross chokes on the ground, while I've played with others as if they were kids with no grappling experience. It's always an interesting experience for sure.