My Fight

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by thechampishere, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. thechampishere

    thechampishere Orange Belt

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    So I fought in my first real grappling match today. I only found out about it two days ago and for that reason I was gonna go into the begginer divison (9-18 months) but after getting some advice from some sherdoggers and friends I decided to challenge myself in the 18-36 month division. I have never had formal training but I have been training myself with friends for almost 2 years now. I weigh about 158 but I weighed in with all my clothes on cause I thought I lked fighting bigger guys (bad idea) my opponent had about 10-12 pounds on me all muscle and he was deffinelty a wrestler deffinetly in high school and I think in college. He came out with head gear/chinstrap and shoes on which really threw me off. So I told myself these guys are wrestlers no Jui-jitsu guys so I WILL NOT shoot in on them.
    The match starts and the kid circles away from me, so what do I do?? shoot in....he sprawled and eventually got my back I rolled him and got side mount and he popped right up and just sprawled on my next shot he took my back for a second time and agin i reversed him into side mount....then same thing explsion right to his knees back to a front choke position i shot harder and he took my back again this time I couldn't fight off the RNC i didn't tap till it was all black but I knew it was over as soon as he got it. I am kinda pissed I "challenged" myself so hard by fighting heavier than I should of and fighting guys with more experience but I learned more this way so all in all it was good. Oh yea one more thing I have been training MMA with strikes and not striking was like fighting my instinct has anyone ever had a similiar situation?
     
  2. Kilroy

    Kilroy Brown Belt

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    Please, make some room in your text, my brain wont read that...
     
  3. thaiboxgrappler

    thaiboxgrappler ******* *******

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    Fuck it man. You learn more from your losses. At least you put yourself out there. The first time is the hardest!
    But yeah, next time, go with your weight class, not one up.
     
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    b0b Banned Banned

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    Paragraphs are your friend...

    Well, at least you went in there and did something.
     
  5. XiaolinSoldier

    XiaolinSoldier Black Belt

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    You always learn more from fighting tougher opponents. Records dont mean a damn thing, good for you for at least trying. Next time try your own weight class, see how you do that time. But yeah, competing is a lot of fun.
     
  6. ladylane2k5

    ladylane2k5 White Belt

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    Good on you my man, keep at it, support combat supports!!
     
  7. Amida

    Amida Blue Belt

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    I'm a little disappointed in you. I think you should've won. I'm just kidding. sounds fun!
     
  8. crossdx

    crossdx level 31

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    You learn from your mistakes, and I'm sure you'll be calmer and more focused the more experienced you get.
     
  9. bigvictheman89

    bigvictheman89 Blue Belt

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    Don't worry about it man, keep at it and you'll become more comfortable, focus, and well...better overall with more time....keep competeing but going on ur own weight is a good idea
     
  10. HenningSvendsen

    HenningSvendsen Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    If you learn more from your losses, why does Fedor still win?? =)

    anyway, I do agree with you that one shouldn't challenge oneself too much either, at least not in the beginning.
     
  11. lunchbox57

    lunchbox57 Orange Belt

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    hey good job man
     
  12. GermanBJJ

    GermanBJJ And It's Gone!

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    Beware of wrestlers in the beginning divisions. People who have wrestled since they were 8 years old enter the beginning divisions because "they just started learning submissions."

    I have seen it several times in submission wrestling tournaments. They basically maul through everyone in the beginners division.

    The guy could have been sandbagging. Sounds like you had fun though and that is what counts.
     
  13. 8404Vet

    8404Vet Supporter of US Freedom Warriors!

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    Next fight should be better. Great job getting in there, and GL to your next fight. Try your weight class next time.
     
  14. Dave321

    Dave321 Guest

    if it was a wrestler why not pull guard ? Just an honest question.
     
  15. aaron_mag

    aaron_mag Purple Belt

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    Sounds like you did pretty good. You had some escapes, had position a couple of times, etc.

    If I ever drag these old bones to a competition I hope I do as well...
     
  16. thechampishere

    thechampishere Orange Belt

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    Given another chance I would or at least wait for his shot and try to work with it.
     
  17. 350 lbs fist

    350 lbs fist Black Belt

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    Same with some Judoka.
    I actually saw a black belt in Judo fight as a white belt in BJJ last year.
    He just tossed the poor beginners around scoring takedown points all the while avoiding the ground game like it was the plague.
    WTF?
    A good boxer would certainly rule in a beginners
     

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