Am I Wrong in My Perspective?

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  1. MMAProfessional

    MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    I've NEVER trained BJJ in my life but for the first time I freestyled with my buddy who locally won a BJJ tournament. The first two times we went at it he subbed me eventually because I was very aggressive from the bottom but still did pretty well considering. I asked to grapple one final time and was very defensive. He went for many submissions and I defended them all and he ended up getting my back. I could tell he was very tired (I could feel his heart beating rapidly) and I was very close to reversing him but he put his weight down on me and it was pretty much impossible to reverse him. It ended in him giving up and puking in the sink because he couldn't submit me. I weigh 160 pounds and he weighs at least 210 pounds. Can I take this as an accomplishment considering he's trained? I'm almost 100 percent sure that if we weighed the same it would have been a lot differently since his strength felt the same if not less then mine.
     
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    Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation Banned

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    Maybe he won a very lackluster tournament?
    I beat 2 brown belts with submissions on my very first day of Judo.
    It was not because I was great, they just really sucked.
     
  3. MMAProfessional

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    That could be true. But I've always felt like I was meant to do MMA and the fact that I was competitive with such a weight disadvantage makes me think. He was really good at wrestling too, he beat an Olympic wrestler in wrestling after he got out of college. I think he won the tournament based off of wrestling and control but the fact that I did so well with no experience and such a weight discrepancy makes me think I'm a natural. He even said he thought we were even in BJJ but I know if we were the same weight I would dominate him.
     
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    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    Dude... you need to join a real BJJ/MMA club, roll with people who are good, and get fucking humbled.
     
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    BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    Sounds like you're ahead of CM Punk, and he already has a UFC contract.
     
  6. ExplosivAthlete

    ExplosivAthlete Yellow Belt

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    with this kinda attitude it will be very hard for you to learn
     
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    Zanmato Black Belt

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    the level of effort he'd have applied in rolling with a buddy half his size that had never trained before would be really pretty different to that which he'd apply to finishing guys in a competitive tournament

    i suspect you're exaggerating however (or that the guy sucked) - how could he have puked from over-exertion when he had control on your back tight enough that it was "impossible to reverse"?



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    Weight only matters to a certain point, if skill sets are roughly even then it might matter, but at the end of the day it all comes down to technique. Totally clich
     
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    what the fuck does this have to do with worldwide mma






    also, no youve accomplished nothing.
     
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    Well, you aren't good at grappling, if that's what you're asking. Particularly if you haven't trained.

    If he can't beat an untrained guy with that weight advantage with some ease, he has to obviously improve. I don't think he's going to be "the standard" that you should try to reach in grappling.
     
  11. You're asking if you can take this as an accomplishment considering he's trained?

    Yes you are wrong in your perspective. You don't have to meet a certain threshold to accomplish something. Winning, getting better, gaining experience...all these qualify as an accomplishment. So you don't have to waste your time considering how trained he was. You rolled one time with him. Are you trying to move on in life with that BJJ feather in your cap or something? Why the over emphasis?
     

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