I Dislike / I Like...

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by J Storm**, May 6, 2008.

  1. J Storm** Banned Banned

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    thought it would be interesting to see some of your responses, for pure entertainment.


    I Dislike:

    When you tap someone and they just have to say, "Damn, your strong" or "You're a strong little fucker."

    Sadly, I'm not that strong. In fact, you'd be surprised how little strength I'm actually using. Could it be... that you're just not as good as you thought you were?



    I Like:

    Getting underestimated. There are times when you roll with someone you never rolled with, and you can just tell that they think they're going to own you. You can see it in their eyes and their mannerisms.

    Then you commence floor-mopping with said opponent. I know it's not about "winning" in practice, but it's still pretty awesome when you see that look in their eyes change from cockiness to frustration and sometimes embarrassment.

    continue :D
     
  2. cbidden85 Blue Belt

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  3. Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

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    The only things that really bother me are excuses and justification for results. It's fine for them to personally shift the way things went, but don't tell me about it.

    "You're really strong"
    "How much do you weigh"
    "Neck crank, not a choke"
    "Now that you've got dominant position and are about to sub me, I'm too tired and need to get home"
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  4. Deloitte Blue Belt

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    cbidden you fail.
     
  5. i agree with your likes as well, i love doing that to wrestler types and young arrogant kids
     
  6. Deloitte Blue Belt

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    Actually it's a legit reason to tap and bitch about. If it's true it means your technique is flawed and you need to be aware of it. He's tapping because it's only training and he doesn't want to get injured.
     
  7. Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

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    Not when it's being used as a method to safeguard a delicate ego.
     
  8. codemonkey76 Black Belt

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    i like when you tell someone not to do what they are doing (like squeezing onto you for dear life under side control or mount) and they continue to do it and you make them pay

    i dislike when people crank submissions to make you tap due to suprising you with speed instead of controlled technique... if i get someone in a sub i give them plenty of time to attempt to escape while slowly increasing pressure.
     
  9. rkobo719 Orange Belt

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    Asking how much you weigh is hardly a justification or excuse.
     
  10. Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

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    If someone asks how much you weighed immediately after tapping out, it can be interpreted as "you weigh more than me, that's the reason for the tap."

    Also, my list is pretty much exclusive to beginners with under six months. Except for the last one. Sure, you can nit-pick each one and say they are legit, but I"m sure all of you have experienced these lame statements repeatedly if you have a lot of new blood coming through.
     
  11. J Storm** Banned Banned

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  12. Slithers Green Belt

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    I Dislike: when class is over. BJJ is addictive.

    I Like: hitting the 'move of the day' in sparring, hitting a submission I never hit before, nailing that sweep I can never get, and yes, dominating the new guy who thinks he is gonna own you is always a classic.
     
  13. FLMikeATT Purple Belt

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    I like:

    Taking the back. I fucking love working from the back. It's easily my favorite position to be in. Love going for ambars, chokes, triangles, etc from the back.

    In fact, my highest percentage move lately has been the armbar from the back. There's quite a few ways to set it up, and sometimes people fall right in it when they attempt to turn back into guard.


    I dislike:

    Strong/heavy ass motherfuckers. I'm 5'10 and 160, with a regular build. I have some muscle, but not much better than your average guy. When I go up against guys who are 200 lbs and have grips of steel, it makes for a long night. Sometimes I can't even budge these guys' arms when trying to break a grip. If they get posture and a grip on my pants in closed guard, I know there's no way in hell I'm breaking them back down no matter what technique I use. I anticipate this and open my guard on my own terms rather than waiting for the pass. Or when I have an armbar or triangle, and they just power out of it like I'm a little kid. I usually don't get tapped by these guys because my defense is somewhat solid, but I hate it when their strength overpowers my technique.

    The good thing is the instructor tries to pair up people with similar builds and weight, but I like to roll with everybody, and these big guys give me a lot of trouble.
     
  14. andrewbc Purple Belt

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    i dislike

    the guy who is 240 and man handles guys that weigh 60 pounds less than him. personally when i am in the situation i am letting the smaller guy take my back and trying to defend, or hit some more difficult subs.

    i like

    rolling with strikes and leaving the school with a fat lip
     
  15. James.Jitsu** Banned Banned

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    I like when people fear my manly beard.

    It gives me +5 technique
     
  16. masterfighter Green Belt

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    The thing that annoyed me most recently was when someone said i only managed to escape his back mount (he didnt even have his damn hooks in) because im "compact". No not strong, not even big, and his crappy technique had nada to do with it; im just too damn compact!
     
  17. wildcard_seven Purple Belt

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    Dislike: Guys who have mentally given up before we even roll, or even make jokes like, "Hope I last a minute" or some shit.

    Like: Gamers at all levels. The ones who are/try to be technical are the best of course.
     
  18. J Storm** Banned Banned

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    won't lie, i do this sometimes. no gas tank will do that, but i'm workin on it.
     
  19. kimurense Brown Belt

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    I get the "your very strong" all the time!! I fucking hate it.. for 8 years I've been hearing that crap!
     
  20. sheek White Belt

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    I like:
    - learning a new move online then sinking it in class
    - beating people heavier than me

    I displike:
    - people rubbing their beards in my face when ontop (it really irritates my skin)
    - people squeezing straight ankle locks like crazy. Theres' just no need for it and my ankles are always sore from it.
     

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