Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by jjspecialist, Sep 6, 2010.
Am I the only one who thinks this is kind of unnecessary?
Also I find it funny how everyone claps when the guy catches a simple move, like really?
I personally thought it was an awesome video. Whether or not the clapping was necessary, I could care less. Sometimes the simplest of moves can be very impressive
Excellent stuff, well done sir. Love the effort and pressure towards the end of what was obviously a really tough iron man type rolling session.
When you're that tired, even the simplest of techniques is like climbing a mountain. Maybe you think the video was unneccessary but personally i thought it was great to see.
Thanks for the vid. Some great rolling!
No I meant at the beginning when he was tooling the blue's purples, and Brown, they clapped for everything. Sure its a cool video, but do you think that a test like that is necessary for a stripe on you're black belt?
I agree with you it does seem pretty unnecessary. I'd definitely be upset if I went to train and everybody was just sitting around watching two guys doing positional drills for however long.
it may not of been necessary but it sure looked like a good test that was beneficial
Im confused. Is he testing for a stripe on his BB?
roy harris tests for black belt degrees? what's the criteria exactly?
I'm having a hard time putting into text how insulting your words are to me.
If you cannot support your teammate and training partners when they are testing for a promotion, or just support them so that they can improve, or support them when they are being recognized for an accomplishment, you don't deserve to be a part of a team.
I will stay on the mats with a teammate however long it takes to get them ready for a fight or tournament. I will watch them roll with other people to look for mistakes, hold pads, get hit in the head, run, circuit train, whatever it takes to get them better, even if it isn't whet my training needs. The person in that video is a black belt, and this test is apparently a big deal, you should show some damn respect. It isn't always about you, its about the team, and a strong team makes a strong fighter.
I always enjoy watching Roy Dean's videos. Seems like a great place to train.
Good post. Good team-mates are what make good teams
great video . good to see him willing to "earn " the stripe. leading by example
congrats to Roy Dean
I don't think it was that silly people on the side were clapping, they were just being supportive. Especially towards the end where fatigue was setting in.
I don't understand how watching two guys roll around while sitting on your ass is doing more good for the team than actual sparring/training. By that logic, most of the people who post on these forums would be elite level UFC fighters. I geuss supporting your teammates means different things to different people, but to me it means always showing up to train hard and give my 100% that day trying to improve, not sitting around being a spectator which just seems kind of lazy to me.
Yeaaah, it might be a little unnecessary but it's respectful at least.
Um, most sherdoggers don't train. Let alone watch a black belt get his promotion through a grueling iron man.
That video alone makes me want to go and spar until physical exhaustion. Until only technique remains.
I 'geuss' supporting your teammates isn't as important to some people:icon_cry2
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