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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by batman69, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. batman69

    batman69 Purple Belt

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    i'm in the middle of a few things but wanted to post a pic at least. i competed at the american nationals this weekend. wanted to do brown belt masters medium heavy but there was only one other guy in that bracket. i did brown belt senior 1 medium heavy instead (there was two other guys in that bracket), since i turned 39 on friday. i also did the open had three fights there. the pics tells the rest of the story. i'll have more details after i work on the patio and run a whole list of errands.
     
  2. ItsArun

    ItsArun Green Belt

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    Congrats big dog! That's so awesome
     
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    MMA junkie Purple Belt

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    Congrats Caped Crusader!
     
  4. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    Congrats man! I saw you there (hard to miss with the huge tat on the head lol).

    I would've said hi but didn't want to bother you in the middle of your division. You looked really good out there, and represented the new belt well!
     
  5. batman69

    batman69 Purple Belt

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    unless i'm standing on the side of the mat with my head down, just say hi. that and when i have my earbuds in are really the only times i'm not social.well that and when i'm actually on the mat, but i think that's a given. as far as my performance there were some follow through moves i would have liked to pull off in my fights that i won by on points. one of the guys has some slick submissions, so i played a fairly safe top game with him. in the open i faced him again and opened up a little more but not a whole lot. i did pull off a half guard sweep that is like an upper body throw from the ground. it's all arms and really no legs. at most a push with the knee but it really is super upper body based.
     
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    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    congrats brother!
     
  7. Sean-Roberts

    Sean-Roberts Blue Belt

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    Congrats. Hope to see you next tournament.
     
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    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    how the the cheesecake taste?
     
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    Haha man I was wondering the same thing, did you eat two, since you got two medals, or just one? congrats man.
     
  10. batman69

    batman69 Purple Belt

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    i knew i forgot something, i guess i better buy one tonight. i overlooked it because i have to go right back and get ready for the us open which is on the 15th and the 17th of october.

    one of the funny moments of the tournament was having to loan my first opponent a gi jacket so he wouldn't get disqualified for the one he was wearing.
     
  11. Higher Learning

    Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    beastly effort, congrats!!

    VIDZ PLS!!
     
  12. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Congrats, my man!!!

    This thread needs more cheese cake!!!
     
  13. batman69

    batman69 Purple Belt

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    there are no videos that i know of, i don't think any of my team had a video camera. i wish my finals in my division and the first fight of the absolute were on tape.
     
  14. batman69

    batman69 Purple Belt

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    it's kind of cool, royler put the pic of me getting my arm raised after the finals in the absolute on his blog. it's also what makes jiu jitsu so amazing, the featherweight i fought came the closest to ending my run to the gold. he threw a great armbar at me in the start of the match.
     
  15. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Congratulations!

    In before someone makes a Tobias F
     
  16. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    Congradulations! And as for the feathweight that threw the armbar, us little guys are slick sometimes, haha. Good luck in your next tournament, and I advise you to pick up a cam corder to avoid an f12 riot haha.
     
  17. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Awesome job man, congrats.
     
  18. Mike Wilson Jr.

    Mike Wilson Jr. Amateur Fighter

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    Congrats buh-dee!

    Hell of a job.
     
  19. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    I'll say hi next time I see you lol, whenever that will be.

    I was also in a bad mood myself after getting dicked by the ref in the finals :(
     

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