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How legit is Roy Dean?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by KF1, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. KF1

    KF1 Guest

    I was thinking about getting one of his BJJ instructional, particularly the Blue Belt requirement one.

    How good is it? I know DVD are no replacement for a real teacher, but its the best I can do at the moment.


    So? is it worth it?
     
  2. GSparky

    GSparky Green Belt

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    I'm not sure how strict you are on the term "Legit?"

    He has never been a world champion but he is a legitimate BJJ black belt & from what I have heard, his DVD's are top quality. I still haven't seen them but I have heard nothing but good reviews. I can't wait for him to release a Brown & Black Belt requirement DVD sets.
     
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    Very Legit, very technical instructor. All of his dvds are good
     
  4. ozyabbas

    ozyabbas Purple Belt

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    GSparky, I don't want to be an arsehole. But I think you are forcing me to be. You seem like a nice guy and tried to be helpful to people but you really need to train before you can start commenting on how good their instructionals are. In the end you will love jiu jitsu much more and understand BJJ matches in a way in which only a trained person can.

    I don't know if it is true, but I have heard that a university offers a course in surfing that doesn't include actual surfing. The people on that course are never actually going to fully appreciate surfing like someone who actually surfs.

    I know you are entitled to your opinion and there have been people that have become good using a lot of instructionals such as Laimon.

    Thats just my take on things. You can have perfectly legitimate arguments why a persons points are still valid without having done the sport in question.
     
  5. CAnklerank

    CAnklerank Yellow Belt

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    OP, Roy Deans instructionals are an excellent resource and work really well as research between mat time.


    Why?
     
  6. Tenshun

    Tenshun White Belt

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    I train at a school and also supplement my training with DVDs. The Blue belt essentials is very well done and I would put the level of detail at about an 8.5. The techniques I would give about a 9. His style of Jiu Jitsu is very smooth and is filled with seamless transitions when you begin to chain things together. Roy Dean is the truth, and his passion for BJJ can be felt by simply watching his videos.
     
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    almost everyone recommends his blue belt dvds to beginnners.
     
  8. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    How can you possibly know they are top quality without ever viewing them or ever trying the techniques? You are simply a parrot that replays other peoples experiences and opinions and passes them off as your own.

    To the op. Roys techniques are very smooth and it is good stuff. 90% of the techniques on the DVD were on my recent blue belt test.
     
  9. LocalNmass

    LocalNmass Blue Belt

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    +1, Roy Dean markets the vids (imo) exactly as they should be, others seem to think they are instructional's that will take a person from zero training to blue belt level.

    For a person with zero training, I would get either gracie combatives or Gracie Barra Fundamentals.
     
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    newdiamonds White Belt

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    His instructionals are formatted very well, he has nice attention to details. I would highly recommend them. You should also pickup Saulo's book Jiu-jitsu university, its a great read.
     
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    Mat Nemesis** Green Belt

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    dude is in standup forum posting what muay thai dvds to buy also, do not think he trains MT either.
     
  12. pachanga

    pachanga White Belt

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    To be fair, in this instance all he says is that he's heard (presumably from people who do train?) that the DVDs are good. He doesn't actually comment on how good they are based on his own opinion.
     
  13. Knuckles69

    Knuckles69 Purple Belt

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    I like Professor Dean's DVD's.

    The techniques are well explained (I've watched the blue belt and disc 1 of the purple belt DVD). Even more than the techniques I think that his perspective on BJJ is unique and refreshing. You get the sense that he really cares about teaching the art and making sure that people really learn. I like his metaphor that BJJ is like learning a language.
     
  14. chokeingvictim

    chokeingvictim Brown Belt

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    i rented the bluebelt one and made a copy of it so i own it

    its a very good dvd but it wont repkace mayt time but i would recomend anyone who is at a bjj school to get a copy to review what they are learning when not in class on the mat
     
  15. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    So he effectively added nothing by posting his opinion then.

    He might as well have typed, I have never viewed this DVD or practiced any move from this DVD or any other move so my opinion will not help you in anyway as I have no credentials to answer your question, but I heard it was good.
     
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    bora y Purple Belt

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    gsparky, i've known u didn't train for a while but i finally decided to look at your profile now. and although it makes sense now as to why you aren't training, i really think you should go in and get at it.
    while reading i realized u were +300lbs, which is a big hurdle, but i have a friend who started over 300 and is now under 200 (this took like a year or two of muay thai).
    my school's head instructor and owner is waay bigger than you. so, be certain you're not in a unique situation and if u get in there, even 2-3 times a week, u'll get there so much faster.
     
  17. Joshu

    Joshu Blue Belt

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    I own both the Blue and Purple belt DVDs. Both are frickin' excellent.
     
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    platfox Silver Belt

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    Same here plus add in his No Gi Essentials. Thats a good set as well.
     
  20. fourfif**

    fourfif** Banned Banned

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    sparky.... do.... eeeeeeet.....


    it's going to save your life.



    it's as simple as that.
     

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