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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by PowerSource, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. PowerSource

    PowerSource Judo and BJJ Black Belt

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    13 years ago, Rickson Gracie gave me a blue belt after rolling with me. From that time, I would go and roll with some BJJ guys, but never really want to go deeper into it since my thing was purely judo. I recently started officially training with Carlson Gracie Jr and his 2nd degree BB Daniel Wanderley. I am really having a blast training with these guys. Since my club participates in BJJ tournaments, I became an associate club, so, my students can actually be ranked in BJJ by Carlson Gracie.
     
  2. elbigsam

    elbigsam Blue Belt

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    Welcome back to the darkdide I guess? Seems like you needed to get that off your chest.
     
  3. kiridoku

    kiridoku picks up a bus and he throws it back down

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    Congrats. Good for you. Enjoy!

    You're not going to have to change your name to "BJJInMotion" now are you? lol

    Glad you're enjoying your re-discovery. Flow with the go, brother.
     
  4. Jdonw

    Jdonw Green Belt

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    Are you training at Jr's downtown academy then?

    Welcome to the affiliation.
     
  5. Oldguy

    Oldguy Blue Belt

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    I have a lot of respect for judo. I took it for a year. There were plenty of guys with groundwork every bit equal to BJJ. If I had infinite time, I would train in both.
     
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    MMA junkie Purple Belt

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    Wait, Rickson rolled with you once and said, here's your blue belt?
     
  7. PowerSource

    PowerSource Judo and BJJ Black Belt

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    I'll probably will have to change my other screen name LOL
    I am enjoying it, its easier on my old abused body!
    I train BJJ in downtown, in the mornings. I am kind of rusted but slowly I feel I am loosing up a bit. I have judo's muscle memory and I try not to do anything judo related while in class, but sometimes I find my self gripfighting too much or going for makura kesa gatame which is very abnormal for BJJ. I am having a great time!
     
  8. PowerSource

    PowerSource Judo and BJJ Black Belt

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    When I rolled with Rickson, I was already a Judo BB and I used to roll with BJJ guys all the time back in the days in Brazil.
     
  9. Taskforce3Tango

    Taskforce3Tango Loose cannon

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    The people must know....
    Rickson by armbar?
     
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    PowerSource Judo and BJJ Black Belt

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    Tap tap tap tap for 2 straight hours.
    I had my @ss Kicked! At that time he was pulling "rubber guard" on me!
     
  11. JaJim

    JaJim Yellow Belt

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    You could be a top top blackbelt by now if you stuck at it.
     
  12. zinndawg

    zinndawg Black Belt

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    You can be a top anything if you work hard at it for 13 years. can't dwell on the past, gotta just move forward.
     
  13. PowerSource

    PowerSource Judo and BJJ Black Belt

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    Agreed! I'm not worrying about belts, just to roll, get as much knowledge as I can and be as smooth as I can be. I am 45 and way to much wear and tear on my body, but still get some juice.
     
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    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I have to say, "Cool story, bro..."

    Yeah, we're too old for judo!!! (43)

    Judo was created because jujitsu was too dangerous. Jiu jitsu was created because judo is too dangerous...
     
  15. spazo

    spazo White Belt

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    what u mean judo was to dangerous and then jiu jitsu was to dangerous?
     
  16. PowerSource

    PowerSource Judo and BJJ Black Belt

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    Well, since we start from our knees, BJJ is easy on my body because I don't have to take falls! If I get caught in something, I tap! In judo, you can't tap in the middle air expecting the other guy to put you back on your feet!:D
     
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    Bullheaded Green Belt

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    LOL Best quote ever !
     
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    PowerSource Judo and BJJ Black Belt

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    Thanks! :icon_lol:
     
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    Rod1 Titanium Belt

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    This is sig worthy.
     
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    Podgorny Green Belt

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    Congradulations! I'm a Judo guy too, although my knowledge is severely limited. I'm glad your having fun with your BJJ!
     

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