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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Diligent, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    Hey, guys. I just had my fifth bjj practice last night. The last 4 practices I had yet to buy a gi, so at the end of my fourth practice, I went ahead and bought one ... so I am officially a white-belt now. *feels shame*

    Anyway, I got my first 2 subs last night on two different people, both with a keylock!!! I'm starting to be able to slap it on people real quick without being too obvious. (I got them pretty quickly, but man, that girl was tough for an 11 year old!!! haha j/k)

    But also, I got tapped for the first time last night as well, both times by the same guy ... and both times were by triangle choke. I was leaning too far foward and when he started to get it I leaned foward even more rather than fighting it and he just sunk it in even better. That guy tapped everyone out in the class, though ... he was pretty good ....

    So last night was pretty cool ... just gave me more incentive to keep coming to practice and giving it my all. Unfortunately, when I was driving back home and celebrating my white-beltness and first 2 taps, I realized I had shut my car door on my gi and had been driving down the highway with part of my gi hanging out. :eek: . *feels more shame*
     
  2. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Congrats. Don't feel bad about being a white belt; everyone was one and several good grapplers still are.
     
  3. 2om30

    2om30 Red Belt

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    A black belt is a white belt who didn't quit. i read that off someone's signature.
     
  4. DMcKayBJJ

    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    Congrats on good luck with your training!
    A word of advice...only wear your gi on the mat. That way you keep it from getting unnecessarily dirty, and you don't have to worry ever again about shutting your car door on it.

    I can hear one of your classmates now..."Damn, that guy smelled like ASS(phalt)!!!"
     
  5. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    haha, will do. thanks for advice. Actually one of the guys I tapped smelled just plain gross ... I showered after practice and I still had his stink on my hands ... I had to shower again to get it completely off, no joke ... friggin' sick ....

    thanks Frodo and 2om30! :D
     
  6. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    very cool quote indeed.
     
  7. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Congrats! Just keep tappin'.
     
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    b0b Banned Banned

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    You going to be at the tournament on Saturday?
     
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    agu0001 Orange Belt

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    Welcome to BJJ, (im assuming u joined BJJ)
     
  10. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    I did not enter, but I am going to maybe try to make it. I'll pm ya later on today.:)
     
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    b0b Banned Banned

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    Cool. Im not going, I have to go out of town.
     
  12. fozzit

    fozzit Guapo Mestiso

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    Thefirst six months are going to be you tapping alot.. so i suggest learning and keeping a positive attitude to get through it.. GOOD LUCK YAYYYYYYYYY
     
  13. Blake Bowman

    Blake Bowman I just blue myself...

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    if a shower doesn't wash his stench off, then don't ever roll with him again.

    That's the grossest shit I've ever heard in my life.
     
  14. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    Man, the guy smelled like some weird cross between pee and sweat ... and as soon as we started class and he got in my guard, I could smell him and I was like 'daaaa'. I took a good shower, sat down at my desk to study, and when I rested my chin on my fist while I was writing, I smelled like a little hint of it still on me. This has happened to me once before in wrestling with some fat kid who smelled like ... nasty fat people do .... I haved vowed never to be 'the smelly guy' ...
     
  15. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Ahhhhh. My first tournament tournament was about a month after I started BJJ. I lost royally; however, it marked the beginning of my high-level training. Every time I have gone to a new tourney I met new instructors, whom I visited later. I also got to see really good jiu-jitsu and wrestling first-hand and to ask the competitors about their matches. It really really really helped improve my game. You also get more comfortable the more times you do it. So don't be afraid to compete; just do it for the experience!
     
  16. Diligent

    Diligent Blue Belt

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    Word. Next tournament that comes 'round I will enter.
     
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    b0b Banned Banned

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    There are some black guys that I roll with that have something in their hair that gets on my hands. It takes me 2 showers to get that smell off my hand.
     
  18. Bama Zulu

    Bama Zulu Blue Belt

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    Was it necessary to point out their race?
     
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    2om30 Red Belt

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    well some white guys don't smell that great either....how's that?
     
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    Yes, because it seems to be some type of hair styling substance that black people use.
     

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