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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Red Harvest, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Red Harvest

    Red Harvest Orange Belt

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    Just curious. I am considering working towards another BB.
     
  2. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Who are you a black belt under now, and in what?

    I dabble in Muay Thai.
     
  3. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    I also train Strikeforce.
     
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    Rws177die Yellow Belt

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    I was starting to take Judo on saturday mornings but hated waking up early to go to that school...
     
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    I was considering cross training in Bellator since Roger Huerta beat up that football player for smacking that woman.
     
  6. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    Yeah, Bellator is more self-defense/streetfighting oriented. I train Strikeforce more for fitness really.
     
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    bnosam Green Belt

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    I heard triangle chokes are the main submission in Strikeforce. Is that true? I'm not that great at triangles so maybe I should consider there
     
  8. CajunJudoka

    CajunJudoka Judo Brown BJJ Brown

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  9. jasond

    jasond Purple Belt

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    Had a 22 year old tell me the other day that he was a black belt in both "mauy tai" and "brazilian jujutsu".

    I swore he was joking at first, but he was dead serious and when one of his friends explained that there were no belts in Muay Thai, the kid got all defensive and said he would prove it on us "fuckin retards". Of course, he hasn't actually come into the gym to prove it and I seriously doubt he ever will.

    At first it was kind of funny, but now that I think about it, I just really feel sorry for the kid that he feels the need to lie so strongly about something so stupid.
     
  10. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    I've always had a fascination with kendo.
    If I could get my hands on the equipment, I might sacrifice a mat hour for a sword hour.
     
  11. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    How come Anderson Silva claims a black-belt then?
     
  12. bnosam

    bnosam Green Belt

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    My best guess is they awarded belts to show progress.
     
  13. jasond

    jasond Purple Belt

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    He's a black belt in TKD and he's got tons of MT experience, but I've never heard of him claiming to hold a bb in MT.
     
  14. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    I've heard him claim it. I've heard tons of people claim black belts in martial arts that don't award belts. I've heard people claim black belts in "kickboxing". Usually it's BS.

    But honestly, do you doubt that if there were belts in MT, that Anderson would have a black belt? It's not like he's some fraud trying to inflate his credentials. The man is a destroyer on his feet.
     
  15. Normot

    Normot Green Belt

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    Most schools in Muay Thai don't give belts, some schools do though. Not in Tailand, but you will find school of Muay Thai and Kickboxing that have copied the ranking system of Japanese martial arts. Same with Sambo, most schools don't get belts, and none in Eastern Europe/Russia do, but some in other places do.
     
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    jasond Purple Belt

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    Definitely not discounting his skills. Like I wrote above, he's got tons of MT experience. If they awarded bb's in MT, I have no doubt he would have one. I was just saying that I've personally never heard him claim to be a bb in MT.
     
  17. neandtachiwaza

    neandtachiwaza Orange Belt

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    I'm a Judo Black Belt and just now starting to train in BJJ. Making time to train both both arts presents quite a challenge, at least for me. I also go to school full time as well and getting enough rest has got to be a much bigger priority for me then it was in the past.
     
  18. Truffles**

    Truffles** White Belt

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    Rafael Cordeiro awards blackbelts in MT.
     
  19. Hellboy31

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    ^^^ this. I've heard Shogun claiming he has a blackbelt in Muay Thai as well.
     
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    In some school Muay Thai schools in the U.S. they are using the Pra Jiad (Arm band) as way of rank. A black one represents the person being a Kru and Gold being the highest...represents Ajarn Kru. This is not traditional Muay Thai but it is done to satisfy the Americans need for rank.
     

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