He's absolutely solid, and humble to boot. Very, very nice guy. I've played randori with him a few times, but only got the chance to roll on Tuesday. I've seen him playing a lot of spider guard and butterfly guard, and he always, always hits the x-guard sweep when people try standing. What the...I mean... What the hell do you guys do against someone who knows everything you're going to do? I admire the hell out of him for not throughly tooling me but I can't ever see having the upper hand on a slow roll. I don't want to resort to oomph and speed for gym wins, I won't learn shit. I also don't want to pull guard and spend time fending him off. I guess I run into this problem in standup- most people won't attack me because they're worried about the counter-throw, but it's not doing them any favors waiting to be tossed around. It gets to where I'm taking falls for 'meh' throws, if only to give them an appreciation for what a throw feels like. You guys that have rolled with the elite players, what do you do? Is it just time to banzai? Get owned and learn in retrospect? Practice fundamentals even if neither of you advance?