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Eddie Bravo's No-Gi Hypothetical Question

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by gocubs1815, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. gocubs1815

    gocubs1815 Black Belt

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    Has anyone read "Mastering the Rubber Guard"?

    There is a section in there regarding a hypothetical question involving two students, one stricktly Gi the other strictly No-gi.

    I think its the best, funniest part of the book to be honest. I showed it to my mom and she about damn near peed her pants laughing.

    What do you guys think? Does he make a point?
     
  2. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    I have since sold those books so I can't really reference the section you are talking about....synopsis?
     
  3. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    I read that part and it was so funny...can you image a massive tattoo of Jesus on the cross wearing a gameness gi!!!

    He makes a point.
     
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    animalistik Green Belt

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    I believe he's talking about GI vs no-GI, where two students are taught by the same instructor, one strictly in the GI, the other strictly no-GI. The GI goes on and wins mundials and the no-GI wins ADCC. He then asks if the two students were to have a no-GI match, who would win?

    He's basically arguing that if you want to do well in no-GI, you should train that and not GI.
     
  5. gocubs1815

    gocubs1815 Black Belt

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    Long story short.

    One student in East LA (a mexican) trains exclusivly with the Gi
    Another student in Compton (a black guy) trains exclusivly no-gi

    Both train under Royler Gracie equally.

    Then the trash talk begins and they have a no-gi, no points, no time limit match.

    Who do you bet your house on?
     
  6. Guerilla_Radio

    Guerilla_Radio Blue Belt

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    I forgot but how many ADCC champions has Eddie Bravo produced?
     
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    Guerilla_Radio Blue Belt

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    Another question would be how many Luta Livere ADCC champions have there been?
     
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    KaosX Banned Banned

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    The situation is slanted towards no-gi...what if the students were to have a Gi match?

    Who cares?

    Train in both.
     
  9. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    and they were both world champion in their respective style.
     
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    jonnyquick Blue Belt

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    about as many as your instructor has:icon_chee
     
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    Mat Nemesis** Green Belt

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    it is like this other hypothetical question:

    A legend and a douchebag compete against each other in ADCC, who wins?

    both

    eddie beats royler = dbag wins
    leo dominates eddie = dbag loses

    Damn, I feel like eddie since i made a public statement and brought up eddie beating royler.

    Now, if I could go tone deaf and grow a dbag soul patch I could be another step to becoming the fungus that is Eddie Bravo.
     
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    pl4zm4 White Belt

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    I think that was the point he was trying to make. A lot of the older generation BJJers at that point advocated training with a Gi regardless of whether they were competing gi or no-gi. He was pointing out that is you ONLY plan to train No-gi, training No-gi from the start is ok or even better than everyone starting with Gi training.
     
  13. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    I think Eddie point was that if you want to compete in NOGI.

    you should only train NOGI which is against the belief that GI training makes you NOGI better..

    who cares? just another NOGI vs GI thread! :icon_neut
     
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    tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    What year was it that Eddie Bravo won ADCC?
     
  15. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Did you show your mom the part where he tells you to smoke pot?
     
  16. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    touche! :redface:
     
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    I know this is wildy off topic but Ive always wondered why this board is so anti marijuana. Why is that?
     
  18. irc

    irc Brown Belt

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    *whoosh*
     
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    huh?


    I've always considered this board rather pro-marijuana. That doesn't mean people have to like that Eddie wastes big parts of his books raving stupidly about drugs.
     
  20. BeRGLeZ

    BeRGLeZ Ramenbowl

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    Gi guy by clock choke or bow and arrow.
     

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