Just got schooled the other night

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Flibb, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Flibb

    Flibb Uwe Boll fan

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    Ive rolled the first time in my life with a black belt but not one, no two. I thought the gap between me and my trainer, whos a brown belt,was insanely big. Anyway one of those black belts was the bjj trainer of alistair overeem and the other one was the head coach of GB Belo Horizonte. I think i got tested for the blue belt but i failed. It was still probably the best training session in my short BJJ career
     
  2. Dutch MMA fan

    Dutch MMA fan Orange Belt

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    From what I know Alistair trains BJJ at the gym of Martijn de Jong, so did you roll with him? Or was it someone else and does Alistair have another BJJ trainer as I thought?

    Must be a great experience though, I haven't had the privilage yet. I hope to go train at Martijn de Jong's gym soon, so I hope to get to roll with him, Alistair, maybe Gilbert (Yvel) and get my ass kicked :D
     
  3. Flibb

    Flibb Uwe Boll fan

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    No it was a brazilian guy. I just remember his first name, Igor. He was huge though but still didn't use much power. Very skilled guy, great spirit and nice guy in general. There was a big language border because i speak just little portugese and they speak not much english and no german.
     
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    scorcho Brown Belt

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    Don't worry about it man, just keep working.
     
  5. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    You're lucky you got that experience, it will help you mature more
     
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    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    There are 2 blackbelts at my gym. I've wrestled with one of them a few times. He rolls with me maybe bi monthly to see for himself how my progress is. I love how they always encourage you and say how you're getting better after they tap you 10 times in a row.
     
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    sakufan Purple Belt

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    So you've rolled with Draculino, what do you expect?
     
  8. Flibb

    Flibb Uwe Boll fan

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    Im sorry for my poor knowledge. I thought Caveirina was the headcoach of Belo Horizonte but i was wrong. That evening inspired me most in the past year with the insane performance of Marcelo Garcia of course.
     
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    Hey, if it's any consolation, you definatly learn more from your losses.
     
  10. Nate Pringle

    Nate Pringle Yellow Belt

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    that sounds like a great opportunity. youre exactly right about the difference between black and brown belts vs. beginners. its like night and day - they feel so tight with their movement and everything is grindingly crisp. hope youlearned tons from it as those experiences will laways make you better
     

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