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Is this shit for real?!? (this is horrific if you do BJJ)

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Te(V)plar, Nov 17, 2005.

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  1. Te(V)plar

    Te(V)plar Black Belt

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    im going to throw up now
     
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    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    Yes, that is a scam but hardly unexpected. In any field there are going to be scammers. People have to be smart shoppers. You just have to research where you train before comitting to anything. When I started grappling I considered going to several different places. I ended up attending all of them at least once. That way I could known who were the McDojos and those who didn't know what they were doing (and to avoid them). But that is true with everything and not just BJJ.
     
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    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    Sigh... I guess it was only inevitable that it would eventually come down to this.
     
  6. The Sickness

    The Sickness Ichizoku

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    Not surprising, one of Joe Morreira's students...
     
  7. paulchu

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    my school doesn't have belts, actually, the BJJ/MMA at my school is actually an afterthought to the actual muay thai school, but the instructor has trained extensively in wrestling and BJJ, as well as having fought in actual MMA fights.

    What exactly is the point of a belt anyhow? If you can beat most people at your school, do you really need a belt to tell you that? Belts are really only worth anything within the same organization anyway... if anything, the belt system is the entire basis of a bullshidojo. do what muay thai does, get rid of the belt system and prove yourself in the ring. considering that BJJ's focus is mainly on randori, prove yourself through that, not a belt.
     
  8. Te(V)plar

    Te(V)plar Black Belt

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    Dude, according to the system this guy is peddling, you can be ready to teach BJJ at your school WITHIN A WEEK! wtf? NOT COOL.
     
  9. Lobo

    Lobo Brown Belt

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    I've heard Laurita was a purple under Megaton but left and bought his belt from Morreira. Don't know if there's truth to that but this bullshit lends some credibility to it.
     
  10. Te(V)plar

    Te(V)plar Black Belt

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    I really hope some upper tier BJJ dudes call this guy out and put him in his place.
     
  11. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Lobo - What more do you know that you could tell us brother? As a brown belt, you've taken BJJ pretty seriously here in Sourthern California. Surely you've heard many stories about Joe Moreira, talking smack about his grappling events, and questioning his handing out of black belts. This surely isn't the first such charge. What can you tell us?
     
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    codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    Sherdoggers should take a stand and if some TKD school puts up a sign saying they teach BJJ everyone from sherdog who lives in that area should go to that school, take the free class, and destroy the instructor infront of his students.
     
  13. muaythaifolife

    muaythaifolife Blue Belt

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    Sweet now I can open up that school Ive always wanted...j/k


    WOW... Just wow. But you cant say that this wasnt ever gonna happen.
     
  14. batman69

    batman69 Purple Belt

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    what springs to mind is showing up for the first class and being asked a series of questions. like, "have you ever done bjj?" or, "are you an experienced grappler, if so, for how long?" like a jury pool and if you answer wrong, they say "um, sorry, this is for more of a beginner in the art.".
     
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    ParagonCC White Belt

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    I was thinking the same thing. I'd like to check out the academy in Hutto, TX that offers this BS just for shits and giggles... Na, just kidding, I'd rather train at my real academy...
     
  16. Te(V)plar

    Te(V)plar Black Belt

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    Seriously, I'm hoping there is some backlash to this and the BJJ world can self-police itself to maintain its integrity.
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    Damn double post
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    honestly if i ever hear about this happening around here i will get some guys together from my club go and act as new students to the club.. beat everyone there and hurt the instructor. As i leave ill spit on the mat.
     
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    IMP OBLIVION RECORDER

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    So now you have to be aware under which Association you train...
     
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    This isn't much different than Royce Gracie Affiliation. Royce makes you buy a package of books and DVDs, a Blue Belt, and you are now a Royce Gracie Affiliate School. Someone on here got a Blue Belt from Royce at a seminar, and he trains without an instructor. This guy could potentially start his own BJJ school.

     
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