- Oct 1, 2006
- Reaction score
and i didn't flog him... in fact he nearly choked me unconscious with a baseball bat choke from knee on belly, that was fun
maybe a little bigger than me, not much, maybe 10-15lbs... I just found i took him too lightly and he passed my guard, from there i was screwed, good pins, i couldn't do shit, tried to get back to guard, he went north/south on me, then tried to escape that he came back to side and wrapped up my arm, popped up to KOB and had the collar grip in an instant... what happened, i thought BJJ blue's were supposed to tool judo black's on the ground...
I rolled with an olympic judoka once who had about 50 lbs on me (no gi). He was crazy strong and his pins were impossible to get out of. However, once you passed his guard, he would turn to turtle, he didn't defend hooks at all, and his defense against the RNC consisted of just trying to tuck his chin. Needless to say, I managed to choke him a couple times. It was weird. The rest of his grappling was so solid, but he had some huge gaping holes in his ground game compared to most of the guys I roll with.
Remember that not all judo black belts are the same, they vary extremely in calibre. The cardinal rule when sparring or competing against a black belt is never to let them pass your guard.
Their top controll is really good, they really know how to use the gi to controll people which is a skill that I think many blue belts lack. Its mainly upper purple who seem to be able to use the leg pant and top part of the gi to controll people. Up to blue belt most people use the top part of the gi to wrap the arm, turn it behing the person to stop them bumping into you etc. But they don't use the pant leg to controll them when they try to roll to turtle or escape in any way.
He competed in the olympics, didn't medal.