How good is this kid?

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  1. B3ntleg

    B3ntleg Blue Belt

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    Maybe he just trains really hard and takes to BJJ.
     
  3. armtriangle

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    hard to tell from a couple of vids of him dominating some other teenagers... I would say pretty good for a blue belt @ 17... but nothing special.

    I like how he stayed calm, be he also made several mistakes. In the grand scheme of blue belts, he doesn't look like anything out of the usual to me. But looks like he flows pretty well.
     
  4. B3ntleg

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    Just want to point out that it was an adult competion.
     
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    I don't know what you expect somebody to say... he is the next Roger and that's why he beats you? He's a blue, you're a white.

    He looks good for a new, 17-year-old blue belt. He does some things well. He makes some mistakes. His opponents didn't really capitalize on them. He passes well, but doesn't retain position well - which just leads to more passing for him.

    One thing I noticed is that between those two videos we never see him in a bad position. How are his escapes?
     
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    Looks pretty good. Hes blue and your white, it happens.
     
  7. armtriangle

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    ^ still. the kids he was fighting were young as well. Even if they weren't, 17 is not that young. You see some of these HS wrestlers and I know for a fact that they would kill me in a wrestling match, regardless of the fact that they are 17 or 18.

    Kid looks like he might be pretty good eventually, but doesn't look like a phenom or anything. He made a lot of mistakes that experienced blue belts don't usually make. There was a lot more space than there should be with his side control and passes, he was nearly passed himself... but he does flow pretty well. He will probably be good if he sticks with it.
     
  8. B3ntleg

    B3ntleg Blue Belt

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    I have rolled with other blue belts and while they beat me but I usually do alright. But he dominates me and he uses pure technique. And I have seen him regain guard pretty well and he is an expert at getting peoples back.
     
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    he looks like a new blue with confidence in his submission sets to me.

    That's all I can tell you. I would have been surprised if you had said he was a purple belt...
     
  10. Wandgun

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    He needs a haircut.
     
  11. Gooch Monster***

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    i would beat him, he's okay though
     
  12. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Looks decent.
     
  13. Oliver Geddes

    Oliver Geddes Amateur Fighter

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    In my experience, smaller guys who train hard quickly end up becoming nightmares for most people in the academy, because they develop a game that is very strength independent. A lot of lightweights or middleweights develop a game that works great on people their own size, but falls apart when the person is significantly heavier or lighter. Since EVERYONE is heavier than the super-featherweights, they end up with a much better game with a lot more leverage, usually with nice open guard passing and x-guard sweeps and back control. Things like that. But we have two guys like that that I train with, and they are VERY awkward to deal with.

    Just my $0.02.

    He looked good there. Agreed about the hair, though. ^_^

    How long has he been training? This is something a lot of people don't mention when talking about young talents. ^_^

    Take care,

    Oli
     
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    Wait! You're telling me a high school wrestler could beat a 17yr old with no wrestling experience in a wrestling match!!?!?!?!??!?!?!?:eek:



    Same thing i noticed! He does look good and its nice to have someone like that that can push you in class, keep up with his progression man and you will go far!
     
  15. armtriangle

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    I said beat ME (a 33 yr old former d2 wrestler). Just saying, that being 17 and pretty good is not that amazing, there are a lot of really tough little 17 year olds running around.
     
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    Touche' reading skills are a little low today.:redface:

    *slowly steps back out of the room*
     
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    Looks like a normal blue match to me.
     
  18. BatBoyJG

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    He's not bad, I wouldn't make more out of it than it is, you are still a white belt
     
  19. Jinzumkei

    Jinzumkei Rock El Columbian

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    He's s decent blue, not a phenom. Decent top game, except his guard passing. I'd have to see his bottom game to really judge him.
     
  20. Oliver Geddes

    Oliver Geddes Amateur Fighter

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    Just to bump this and say that I reffed some of this guy's fights today, and he is definitely better than he looked in those videos. And his bottom game is far FAR better than his top.

    He's very good. @[email protected]

    Take care,

    Oli
     

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