Do you follow the games of any lower belts?

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  1. Digitsu Blue Belt

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    Which ones?

    There's a lot of high level talent in the lower belts, and a lot of guys training and competing professionally. Do you take any interest in the lower belts?
     
  2. ThatBJJGuy Brown Belt

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    edwin najmi purple belt under Romulo Barral
     
  3. Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Not really. I watched some of Keenan's matches when he was a lower belt, and a few of the Miyao's at brown, but while I can mention a few up and comers I don't really seek out their matches. I did watch the brown belt division at the Copa Podio last year.
     
  4. Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    Laimon is really big on finding a blackbelt you like, then watching their videos from white to black so you can see how they developed their game. It's sort of a reverse engineer, but it involves watching lower belts.

    I personally enjoy watching brown belt matches way more than black at tournaments.
     
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  5. mattemate Brown Belt

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    Jon Jones and Aoki are good white belts.
     
  6. Einarr Banned Banned

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    Shinya Aoki is a black belt under Yuki Nakai.
     
  7. Thai Otoshi Gold Belt

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    Did Condit get his black belt yet? If not, then he's my guy.

    He has some of the best BJJ in MMA, IMO. His guard gives everyone fits. Most guys, sans GSP, are left stymied.
    Why is that?
     
  8. AKjitsu White Belt

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    I do. I'm a blue myself and I enjoy watching blue/purple belt matches so I can compare myself with them as far as talent goes. I also ask myself what I'd do in certain situations throughout the match.
     
  9. TonyRo White Belt

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    I do - I like watching guys like Andris Brunovskis, Isaac Doederlein, Michael Liera Jr., Jonathan Thomas, etc...

    If you like a school's style, (I think) a lot of times the best way to learn is to check out their shining purple and brown belts. These are guys who have "figured it out" to some degree, but there's just way more action and finishes at the lower belts.
     
  10. Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    The matches are competitive with way more movement. Blackbelt matches tend to be a game of inches, won by advantages generally whereas I feel Browns have more overall movement
     
  11. outonbail Living My Dreams

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    I do
    here is my list

    purple

    -Nicholas Meregalli ( #1 to watch in all of BJJ under black )
    -Edwin Najmi
    -Gabriel Arges
    -Horlando Monteiro
    -Devon Delbrugge
    -Joseph Ruggiero
    -Rolando Samson
    -max lindblad
    -dante leon
    -ramon duz

    brown

    -isaac doederlein
    -jacob sandoval
    -ram ananda
    -marcio andre
    -michael liera jr
    -dillon danis
    -jon satava
    -wellington luis
    -yago de souza
    -felipe silva
     
  12. Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    ^Add Henry Iribe to that list and I full heartedly agree
     

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