My first week of BJJ

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Om3gaR3d13, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Om3gaR3d13

    Om3gaR3d13 White Belt

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    I signed up for BJJ classes this week and to tell you the truth I love every aspect of it. I go to a machado black belt school and all the instructors break everything down to a grain and teach it to you step by step then at full speed. I've researched BJJ for awhile and watched plenty of grappling matches so when I got there I felt a little comfortable rolling. But I got my ass whooped, the most I've ever done grappling wise was looking like a douche trying to forcefully takedown people horribly I looked like a mcdojo student. So back to class, for two days I was getting tossed around like nothing e en though I'm 6'3 290lbs of bulk and muscle. I was horrible kept getting rolled over and spazziing everytime someone got on top of me. I kept pushing and pulling to much, but kept going and watching everything goingon around me. Every slight movement the high belts do I analyze it and adjust it to my size (I have a slight case of OCD) so a unsuspicous hook that leads to a guard pass of unbalanci g of my opponent I picked up quick. so two days I just take a asswhoopong like no other but after the third day it just clicked flatten my hips apply the right pressure away from
    y partner and relax. Ohh and my analyzing has I think pissed of some people because I like staring at people rolling until I feel that I've seen enough and then start rolling g a little later after everyone else. And not like my first day no submissions just positioning, transitioning and sweeping and letting people stay to long in my guard. Yesterday and today i submitted or gained an upperhand on everyone I've rolled with except my instructors I rather just keep my position and get my butt. Whooped and learn everything they do. And whats pretty cool is every person that I roll with now says I have great fundamentals, balance and natural skill. So basically I love it because I see it as reading and immediately applying what I learn effectively and the adrenaline rush of gaining side control is better than any sport I've ever played at every level beggining to semi pro. And I'm going to kick all my friends asses they think backyard brwaling and muscling eachothereans your good at fighting can't wait to catch someone with a simple arm triangle in side control.
     
  2. Brent Schermerhorn

    Brent Schermerhorn Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    so whats the point?
     
  3. Om3gaR3d13

    Om3gaR3d13 White Belt

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    Sorry I just really got into rambling in my post but the point is BJJ is awesome and for the regular person an eye opener when you actually get on the mat size and weight doesn't mean anything technique rules.
     
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    BrokenCouch Banned Banned

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    if you say this in 12 months, then it will be worth something.

    all new people find their first week to be an eye opener. 3-4 months in when you are still getting your ass beat, and you quit, then the first week eye opener doesn't really mean much
     
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    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Glad you liked the class, but type your next post so it's a little bit more readable.
     
  6. Brent Schermerhorn

    Brent Schermerhorn Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    ouch.....brutal lol
     
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    James.Jitsu** Banned Banned

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    Stick with it. Oh and if you dont think size and weight dont matter your kidding yourself.

    WAR SALVOSA BJJ
     
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    eclipse Blue Belt

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    size and weight mean alot its pretty fucking hard to move someone, or move from underneath someone whos 290 pounds no matter how good your technique is haha
     
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    If you're submitting higher belts your 2nd week that's pretty sad. That or you're really, really strong...though there's no way at 6'3'' 290 you're not extremely overweight.
     
  10. Om3gaR3d13

    Om3gaR3d13 White Belt

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    i actually lift weights before or after class depending on what time i decide to go. and with me submitting higher belts it always happens the second time we go at it. i always get manhandled first then improve the second time at it. and ill stay no matter how bad i get beat, it'll be a year later and if im still a white belt i'll still og at it. to me it's a litle more the competition than learning new moves that drives me.
     
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    So you're a big meathead who can handle everyone in there with less than a weeks experience? Time to find a new school.
     
  12. BrokenCouch

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    well i didn't really mean it to be insulting. it is great when anyone finds bjj to be fantastic - i know i did when i first went.

    but it is just a simple repeat occurrence to find guys that just love jiu jitsu so much only to get really frustrated at it at a certain point and then quit

    hope you stick with it for a long time, always good when more people take to bjj
     
  13. FLMikeATT

    FLMikeATT Purple Belt

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    heh
     
  14. omgitsrick

    omgitsrick Green Belt

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    Your rambling made it seem like you have OCD.
     
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    eclipse Blue Belt

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    lol true
     
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    You can lift weights 8 days a week for all I care, 6'3" 290 lbs is really, really fat, unless you're Brock Lesnar. So basically, enjoy crushing the life out of smaller guys while you can, because the first time you enter a competition you're going to get your ass handed to you by guys taller, stronger, and still much lighter than you.
     
  17. Brent Schermerhorn

    Brent Schermerhorn Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    IDK man i know people around the 5'10mark weighing in at 230 SOLID...almost no fat
     
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    OCD is what you guys saw? That's odd, I assumed a totally different ailment.
     
  19. Linzy

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    Let me get this straight - you roll with an upper belt and get manhandled, then you two roll again and you submit him? Did it EVER occur to you that he's letting you do stuff? We have brand new people come in all the time, and it's a pretty standard MO to make sure they know you know more than they do, and then let the new guy try out what he's learned.
     
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    Prokofievian Silver Belt

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    I read like, half his post...then I had to stop because I felt like puking.

    You know I've almost made threads like these, then I stop about half way through and say to myself "who the fuck cares?"

    6'3 290 pounds of muscle...yeah. I'm 6'3 185. I've been athletic all my life. So you're saying you have 105 pounds of muscle on me...just try to comprehend that number. That's like...105 porterhouse steaks. You're fat, or take more roids than the East-German women's swimming team.
     

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