Why is BJJ so ffff-ing hard?!? | Page 3

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Revolution, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Skyler Guest

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    my first couple classes i got passed, submitted, destroyed in every which way. that weekend, i decided to get an escape from everywhere, that is, all the different side control positions, mount, and recover guard from half guard. i realized that even though i've seen tons of sweeps and submissions from watching BJJ and MMA, i couldn't try any of them if my guard was getting passed in like 3 seconds.

    btw, the secret... it's position before submission. though it's not really a secret.
     
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  2. POPPA ROTZEE Brown Belt

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    So, just curious to hear from you 8 years later. Lol What advice would you give yourself? =)
     
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  3. Evenflow80 Blue Belt

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    OP don't get discouraged. If you at my posts here I sound a lot like you.

    It just takes a while. For everyone it seems. Some days you will do good some not so good. You have to be mentally tough and don't let the bad days get you down.

    You know what helps (and my experienced instructor seems to know this), but if your struggling and go against a brand new white belt and have your way with him that is basically what you can reasonably expect to be able to do in a street fight situation against someone who knows no BJJ.

    At least to me , that motivates me a lot
     
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  4. flikerstance floridaman

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    bjj is the easiest art to learn out of the main 4 especially nowadays when guys wear pokemon rashguards and have no top passing game make sure to be explosive and play top learn 3 solid passes over under double overs knee cut or double unders and stay heavy
     
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  5. SummerStriker Black Belt

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    BJJ is hard because it is basically just a version of crocodile wrestling adapted for use against aquatic apes.

    I'll stop thinking we're pussies when the version that works against large tree apes comes out.
     
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  6. EGDM Orange Belt

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    Holy thread necromancy. However, this is a gem.

    I'd nitpick and say that BJJ is simple, not easy, but w/e. Obviously there are details within details, but all my breakthroughs occur when I discover fundamental similarities between positions and movements. The less I have to think about complexity, the better I get.
     
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  7. Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I had a feeling this was an old thread!
    I hope i never figure it out. I seek out ways to get my ass kicked. Loving the 20 plus year journey.
     
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  8. Dana_is_your_GOD Platinum Chram deal with it

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    I heard he tapped some dude named Poppa Rotzee
     
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  9. POPPA ROTZEE Brown Belt

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    Lol yeah, and some people are saying the earth is flat. The bullshit is getting deep out there. Put on your cowboy boots. Lol
     
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  10. Rebelfett Blue Belt

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    If it was easy they'd call it sambo
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