Funny Story...

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by anaconda, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    So two nights ago I had a dream where I met and then trained with Andre Galvao. It was really strange, since I havent had bjj dreams since I first started training. I woke thinking "Well that was cool, too bad I'll never meet him."

    The next morning, as I get in my car to go to work my instructor text messages me "Hey bro, andre galvao seminar tonight. Starts at 7 pm and fee 75." Haha imagine my surprise!

    Anyway so I did the seminar, but unfortunately I didn't get a chance to roll with him :( He did roll with a few guys, and he had a lot of fun with them too.

    I was a bit annoyed though since a couple of the guys he rolled with just turtled up and tried to defend. Seriously, WTF? The guy can literally tap you out within 5 seconds at any time. Just MOVE! But anyway, thats my story. Not a bad seminar at all, except it was very fast paced and we didnt get much chance to try out the moves. Overall well worth it.
     
  2. TacWar

    TacWar Green Belt

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    did you tell Andre you dreamt about him the night before? because I want a picture of his face when you tell him.

    Otherwise that is a pretty wierd and kind of funny story.
     
  3. J Storm**

    J Storm** Banned Banned

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    don't lie, you have this dream every night and it was bound to come true one day.
     
  4. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    haha I didnt have the balls to tell him. He would probably just look at me like an idiot and then proceed to submit me repeatedly.
     
  5. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    :redface: you caught me!
     
  6. TacWar

    TacWar Green Belt

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    but if he submitted you repeatedly you would be rolling with him..see its your fault you didn't roll with him lol.
     
  7. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    That's funny when guys roll with world class talent and turtle up and defend, when in reality they are defending nothing. Like turtling is going to prolong anything, he can tap you 80 ways in turtle and just as many in other positions so why not work out a little..silly.

    Like when I rolled with Draculino, I was trying electric chairs...jumping to triangle..kimuras...gogo...everything...

    None of it worked worth a damn....but it was fun as hell.
     
  8. Tony Manifold

    Tony Manifold Brown Belt

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    I was rolling with my instructor last night and getting owned like usual, so I tried a flying armbar. It didn't work out like I planned.
     
  9. ILGrappler

    ILGrappler Purple Belt

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    I've never had a bjj dream either. Last night, though, I dreamt that I got a tattoo of a heart that said "retard control" inside of it. The funny thing is that I don't even know what retard control looks like, or any of Bravo's style stuff. Later in the dream, I really regretted it and my girlfriend left me because it wasn't her name in the tattoo.

    Lamest dream ever.
     
  10. Cmac916

    Cmac916 Orange Belt

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    You would have got your chance to roll with him :p
     
  11. batman69

    batman69 Purple Belt

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    i agree that you should have told him, just to see the look on his face. i also agree that when rolling with talent so far above your head you should just go for broke and have some fun.

    i had a bjj dream once. it was right before the 2006 gracie united. i dreamt that ralph made me go against all the guys in my division before i got the gold. the weird part is that the way the bracket got ran, that's what happened. there were three other guys in my division and they all got bi's in one way or another till they fought me. the only difference between that and my dream was in the dream there were like 8 guys.
     
  12. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    exactly! I was annoyed (and more than a little jealous) by those guys.
     
  13. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    hmm true...I should have thought of that before.
     
  14. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    hahaha thats badass. Did you beat them in the dream too?

    People who lucid dream frequently use it as a form of visualization. I think that having already "beaten everyone before" in your division might have helped you lol.
     
  15. Kimuralex

    Kimuralex Brown Belt

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    i know why the guys turtled up

    they been watching the 20 recent videos of galvao breakdancing on peoples backs, and they probobly wanted to have galvao do it to them to to brag about it lol..

    cuz thats what i would do, in 10 years tell people how back in the day galvao made me his personal medicine ball
     
  16. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    Andre Galvao was in town???

    Man I miss everything.
     
  17. lildog

    lildog A Warrior's Heart

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    Where does Galvao train at now? In the States? He was in VA? DAMN

    Where is "Reston" V.A. Who is your instructor/gym
     

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