(video) My sparring match (please critique)

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  1. Cardio King

    Cardio King Blue Belt

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    <embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i240.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid240.photobucket.com/albums/ff225/Lapalme/Video_091707_004.flv">

    This match took place before I recieved my blue belt. I was a 2-stripe white at the time, with about a year of training.

    Any and all input is appreciated. Thank you.

    ps. I am wearing the black gi.
     
  2. Slithers

    Slithers Green Belt

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    IMO you move very well, but much too quickly and recklessly for my taste. But who am I to judge? keep it up
     
  3. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    nice takedowns, nice job staying on the attack. You need to make sure you keep both hands out or both hands in when in his guard. A few times, he could have attempted to triangle you.
     
  4. hamilton

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    you're doing gi, but not using the gi for almost anything....

    grab hold of your opponent fool!
     
  5. -Montanha-

    -Montanha- Blue Belt

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    Nice guard pass half way through, kept your hips low to control the leg. Hips are everything!

    Keep training!
     
  6. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    I agree with this as well. You need to know when to be patient and just maintain a position.

    It's like having a conversation with someone..you need to know when to talk and when to listen. You talk well (move, attack, scramble) but need to know when to listen (maintain position and wait for him to make a mistake).

    keep it up and grats on your blue!
     
  7. EDBM

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    Good analogy, great advice...
     
  8. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    You're game has similarities to mine. It is obvious you have a wrestling background. My coach (who was a decorated wrestler and is a BJJ blackbelt) says for me to use wrestling less and BJJ more so I will pass the same advice to you.
     
  9. JiuJitsu_Greg

    JiuJitsu_Greg Blue Belt

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    When standing you keep you arms tucked in too tight. You need to bring them out so you can dig for underhooks or get goo grips on your opponents gi. You waste a bunch of energy and time freaking out. Like jumping guard and just letting go and shooting a takedown. You should look to improve situations that you are in insted of just changing situations. Your guard passing needs to be a lot tighter. YOu are ust lucky you seem to be in great shape and are strong. You pass his guard but you don't solidify any of the positions you are in. After you had passed you should have kept your weight on your opponents and took your time to flaten him so you could improve your situaton or look for a submission. when you went north/south you lift your chest off of your opponent. You need to keep your weight on your opponent. this is why he frees himself from under you. you pass your opponents guard again but you don't solidfy the position with the cross face. you just switch to twister side control without having any kind of control on you opponent. this will get you rolled. This time it gets you the mount. your oponent is waving his arms all over the place and you stay on his hips. You should have taken this opportunity to get high on him to se up a s mount or choke. Since you did not protect your mount he put you back into the guard. He doesn't have a full guard but you choose to keep your posture low. that is a mistake. your posture should be high and you should be looking to pass the butterfly hook to improve to aat least half guard. You eventually do this and you keep your arm out wide and he grabs a kimura. keep your arms tight when passing to prevent this. You pass but only because your opponent just gave you the pass. you just walked around. once again you go to twister side control with no control at all. You have to stop doing that. you need to make sure your opponent is controled and then switch to twister side control. you weight is off you opponet giving him a perfect opportunity to elbow escape and put you back into guard but you mount with the huge rainbow mount again. once again you repeat the same mistake as last time you were mounted and you choose to stay on his hips. basicly the whole time your had him mounted you could have moved off his hips. You want to do this so he doesn't put you back into the guard or get a reversal. YOu take your right base hand away and tug at his gi. what are you thinking here? You should be trying to get hish and set a choke or if you are targeting an arm get deep under the arm as opposed to just grabing and pulling at his sleeve. I dunno why but you crossfce from mount. YOu don't look for the eziekial choke or to isolate an arm with the crossface and doing so gets you put back into the guard. you try to pass with no control of the hips again and time runs out.
     
  10. Cardio King

    Cardio King Blue Belt

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    This is true, I wrestled two seasons in highschool.
     
  11. SFinclined

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    You were rolling like you were doing No-Gi, I learned real quick that Gi is a much slower game than No-Gi, also remember there is a Gi to grab onto.
     
  12. Socal Duck

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    Ooh hey hoser is that Bob or Doug McZenzie coaching you.

    That looks very nice. Good Basics. When you get a position it's OK to stay and pressure for a while it drains them. Any recent vids?

    How have you done in tournaments?
     
  13. Cardio King

    Cardio King Blue Belt

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    Well I took gold in my third white belt tournament (my first at 155lbs), but since then I've been struggling to find myself as a blue, and have gone 0-6 in my last three tournaments (gi and no-gi losses). This is the only video I have of myself, and unfortunately it was from about a year ago. I've considered going back down to 140lbs, but I'm only 19 and I want to grow.
     
  14. BrokenCouch

    BrokenCouch Banned Banned

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    that is what i noticed too - my sessions hardly ever go like. often it is trying to gain better grip positions etc.

    but that was a beautiful transition from side control to mount when you shifted your hips.

    you move incredibly quick, but i would take more advantage of the gi. you are missing out on a lot of setups by not doing so
     
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