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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by yossarian1979, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. yossarian1979

    yossarian1979 Brown Belt

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    I start BJJ january 3rd, anyone have any tips for me, what should i be looking foward to be doing, besides tapping heh. I want to get all i can outta these sessions, i been looking for a school for 4 years now, and finally found one. I started a thread in the MMA section about this, i stated how i dont really care about tapping out alot, but ive read mastering jiu jitsu and watched obviously alot of Pride, and ADCC, so my goal is to not tap in under 1 minute, i dont really care about tapping people my first sessions, i just dont want to look like a chump. any good advice?
     
  2. Weonlywonsixtwo

    Weonlywonsixtwo Banned Banned

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    Yea, work on your tapping skills.
     
  3. yossarian1979

    yossarian1979 Brown Belt

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    ha thanks bud, Nice hows brooklyn, i lived in Queens for 16 years, i heard Queens is going down the toilets as of late.
     
  4. Resident A-hole

    Resident A-hole Orange Belt

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    Just try to learn as much as you can. Yes, you'll be tapping a lot, probably in under a minute with a lot of guys at first.

    Work on your bridge & roll, and shrimping. You are going to be in bad positions a lot in the beginning. Learning to escape will be important to avoid getting subbed.

    For each class- try to pick 1 move from each position that you feel comfortable with & just work that move.
     
  5. flyingknee16

    flyingknee16 Brown Belt

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    iif you're sittinig in someone's guard and dont want to tap, hunch urself over and bury ur face as low as u can and keep ur arms and hands in. the newbs wont be able to do anything to you and at least you can buy urself time.
     
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    Cynic Shugendo

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    zicherja White Belt

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    protect your arms and neck.
     
  8. tequilaman

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    Be religious about going to practice. If you go twice a week, make sure that you go without fail twice a week.

    If you don't stick to a schudule, then you begin to make excuses as to why you didn't want to go, had other stuff to do, your neck hurt, blah, blah, blah...
     
  9. lethalweapon

    lethalweapon Blue Belt

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    1.check your ego at the door.
    2.relax
    3.do ur best to "defend" submissions.
    4.Don't be macho. Tap when you get caught. Don't try and fight it.
    5.take at least 1 lesson to heart when you leave the school.
     
  10. Weonlywonsixtwo

    Weonlywonsixtwo Banned Banned

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    Ny? Lol there is transit strike I cant move out of my house damnit!
     
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    NJCarder Blue Belt

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    Don't spaz...just dont go nuts tryin to lift them and throw them and shit...i went wtih some buddies my first class and wanted to look tough so i tried the Rampage powerbomb and the kid laughed at me while i was passing out...just chill out go in there be humble...just be on your best behavior call everyone sir...and don't nut hug the higher belts...i hate when i see people tryin to buddy up with the higher belts just cuase of their belt level...
     
  12. ichimonji

    ichimonji Blue Belt

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    I would thin the biggest advice I can give to you is



    Have fun. People get bent on so many different things with regardsto BJJ. Politics, Ranking, Copetitions, Rules, Sandbaging, Rankings, New techniques. It can make you forget why you started.

    Just have fun. The skill will follow.
     
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    yossarian1979 Brown Belt

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    Great advice guys!
     
  14. hayliks

    hayliks Banned Banned

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    Who cares if you get tapped in 1 minute. Any good purple belt will be able to do that to just about any level of white belt if they really wanted to. It's not about tapping not tapping, but learning how to apply techniques.
     
  15. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Guest

    just dont act like a spaz your going to get tapped out quickly if you roll against someone decent
     
  16. yossarian1979

    yossarian1979 Brown Belt

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    Haha, thanks.
     
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    jerbone Orange Belt

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    Why in the hell was this brought back after a couple years? I would almost bet the ts did not start training.
     
  18. yossarian1979

    yossarian1979 Brown Belt

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    Im the TS lol and i do train still, thats why i brought it back up, all the advice was great.
     
  19. Big Eck

    Big Eck On the mat

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    Leave your ego at the door, relax when you roll, listen to your instructor, stretch, and learn proper posture.
     
  20. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Out of curiousity, how has your training gone over the past three years since the OP?
     

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