New Ryan Hall DVD Coming Out X-Mas

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  1. SuperAzn812

    SuperAzn812 Green Belt

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    Gentlemen, our hero Ryan Hall on his Facebook announced that he's releasing a new DVD around Christmas time.

    Topics include guard passing, cross grips and inverted guard.
     
  2. Armwrap

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    Want/Need
     
  3. Drew Foster

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    Great news. Since he's been away from the grappling scene i really figured that the arm triangles set last year would be the last set he'd release. people have wanted a set on passing so this is awesome news. They've always done Thanksgiving 50% off on his sets, so I'd expect this will come out aroudn the end of next month.

    EDIT: Oh it's 2 DVDs, not just one?
     
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  4. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    Cross grips and inverted guard sound awesome, how is Ryan as a guard passer? Does he have any special insights on that topic?
     
  5. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    can't wait.
     
  6. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    i believe he could pick any area of BJJ and release an instructional on it and it would be awesome. it's not really about how well he can perform with it in competition, but how he explains the core concepts.

    like, i'm sure there are guys who are better at back takes and back control than him, but no one has come even close to explaining it as comprehensively as hall. he's just an incredible teacher.
     
  7. Drew Foster

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    Very good. People asked the same thign when he released the arm triangles set. He has great arm triangles, darces/brabos, and ezekiels. The set was awesome. I have no doubt this will be too. Everytime I've rolled with Ryan Hall his passing felt as strong as anyone I've ever rolled with.
     
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    I would expect a lot of x-passes and double unders. I mean, really, this made my day. Hall's always on my smartphone, I am watching his videos whenever I can, in the subway or on the bus
     
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    Finally Ill be able to properly put my ass in someone else's face.
     
  10. sha

    sha Geekjitsu Black Belt

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    Two hours of Ryan Hall explaining the nuances of different belt knots while blinking a lot. Bring it on!
     
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    Should be pretty awesome. Can't wait.
     
  12. HomerPlata

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    Hahahaha! :icon_chee
     
  13. BJJArsenal

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    Yes! Awesome news. Can't wait for this.
     
  14. TheJewBear

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    I never know what to put on my wish list for Christmas. This year will be easy.
     
  15. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    and you better believe your belt tying would improve dramatically.
     
  16. LugWrenchBjj

    LugWrenchBjj Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    *Photoshops santa hat on ryan's head...
     
  17. LugWrenchBjj

    LugWrenchBjj Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    ...and your ability to make an analogy...
     
  18. Kenny from MD

    Kenny from MD Less angry than before.

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    Short answer: Ryan is really good at passing the guard, and has some of the heaviest top pressure I've ever felt in my life. I use my experience as an example, not because I feel like I am qualified to measure the ability of a fighter far better than myself, but because I have had the opportunity to train with almost all of the top guys in the sport. More importantly, and what most people seem to like most about his videos, is how well he explains and analogizes the techniques. Again, I am by no objective standard good at jiu-jitsu, but what little I do know, I don't think I would have been able to learn had it not been explained to me in the way it was. Don't expect a string of moves and actions, expect concepts and fundamentals, and extensions of those core lessons.

    And to answer your last question, I believe so. He has taught me details, especially regarding levers/hips that no one else has articulated to me personally.

    Long answer: Ryan does two things to me when we are training as kind of a "tap on the shoulder" so he doesn't have to pause training to let me know something. One, is slowly simulating punches, and usually happens when I stop in a position where I would be particularly vulnerable, and it means I need to keep moving- escape or tilt him to a position where he isn't able to pin and strike me. The other is where he gets a disinterested look on his face and basically stops fighting, which indicates that I'm using a bunch of superfluous moves that are not threatening him enough to require a reaction. For example: If I am trying to sweep him and he isn't off balance, he might just sit and look at me, which lets me know there is something fundamentally wrong with what I am doing if he is able to just sit there and ignore it. Many, many times, he has just walked through my guard as if he were Daenyrs Targaryen strolling through a wall of flame. And I don't mean walk in a figurative sense; I am not referencing the ease in which he passes. He literally just walks in a straight line if I'm doing something wrong. I'm not stupid, and I don't suck to the degree in which that should be able to happen. I am fully capable of knocking people over, or at the least, off-balancing them. I am nowhere near good, but the fact that he is able to do that, and do it to people far better than myself is indicative of some serious knowledge of playing the top.
     
  19. StoicDude

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    Is it going to be released through GroundFighter.com or some other site?
     
  20. MikeOmo

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    Excited!
     

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