(Videos) Bluebelt fighting in Advanced division

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Daveb, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Daveb

    Daveb Purple Belt

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    I fought yesterday in the 155 nogi Advanced Division in the Southwest Grappling Championships in New Mexico. It was an all submission legal event, so only my second tournament having to deal with heelhooks. Only four guys in my division but I fought two higher belts so it was definitely a great challenge to get the gold.

    I missed my gi division because I had to work in the morning sadly.

    YouTube - Southwest Grappling Championship 2010

    In the final I fought a guy trained in Gaidojitsu, Greg Jackson's grappling style, and was told the guy was a footlock specialist. He had jacked up my friends foot with a toehold in the previous match. My coaches just kept telling me to keep my feet clear.

    YouTube - Southwest Grappling Championship Final

    Guy was really tough. He knew how to hang out in that triangle forever. My legs hurt so bad from squeezing I could hardly stand after the match.

    And yes I know I acted like an idiot with the yelling at the end but I just got caught up in the moment and was overly excited

    *Edited because some thought the original post was too braggadocios and I wasn't intending to be disrespectful
     
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  2. Doh!

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    Nice match. Douchy celebration.
     
  3. chino3

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    I'm so confused by the triangles in the first match lol
     
  4. ProdigyOfZen

    ProdigyOfZen Orange Belt

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    uh??? niether one of these guys look like brown belts even though it is no gi. The first guy is wearing gi pants in no gi wtf?? does he want to be controlled easier or what? maybe you can't grab the pants but it seems it gives you better handling with pants on.

    In the second match the guy definitely did not look like a brown belt. He was decent at transitioning but still into bad positions.

    Either way great job on winning. Congrats.
     
  5. Jiujitsunoob

    Jiujitsunoob Blue Belt

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    Great matches. From your previous videos I could tell you were beastly.

    As for the celebration, who cares he was pumped.
     
  6. Jiujitsunoob

    Jiujitsunoob Blue Belt

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    No body 'looks like a brown belt' when they're getting beat. This guy just looks great, to knock his opponents is dumb
     
  7. Daveb

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    I may have acted a tad douchey I'll admit but I was just excited. I talked to the guy afterwards and it was all good.

    They may not be world beaters but it is there rank. And the guy in the final has won some GQ advanced divisions so he's no slouch

    I went for a reverse triangle first and then switched to a standard triangle

    And thank you JJnoob
     
  8. Rambo121

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    1up
     
  9. Chalito

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    agree
     
  10. Wrestleben

    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    Congrats on your win.
     
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  11. dirtypablo

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    Whats with all the haters? He wasnt bragging about it, just stating that they were brown belts. Im assuming this was the first time he had beaten brown belts in competition, and as a blue belt he should be proud of it, just like most of you would be. Good job dave!
     
  12. ProdigyOfZen

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    Dude I didn't knock you in anyway. Either YOU look like a brown belt in no gi or THEY look closer to blue/purple. I think you can watch someone roll and tell what belt rank they are.

    Neither one of them could break your triangle attempts and they didn't even try, they just sat down, didn't stack did nothing. Now tell me a brown belt would do that?
     
  13. SKizzit**

    SKizzit** Purple Belt

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    That was real cool, you made short work of them. I heard about that tournament in Rio Rancho, I know a few guys who went but I'm not sure how they did yet.

    How long did you train until you had your first competition? I'm still a white belt with no stripes or anything but I would like to compete eventually.
     
  14. Daveb

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    I didn't take offense. I'm well aware there is a vast discrepancy in skill from one brown belt to another. I absolutely don't think I have any chance to beat a world class brown belt in competition. Its all good.
     
  15. Gerbiljiujitsu

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    nice work. You have a good sprawl with great head and arm control.

    Was that your coach who came out on to the mat and was coaching you from like 12 inches while you were trying to finish the triangle?

    enjoy the medal :D
     
  16. Daveb

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    I did my first tournament about 3 months in I think. I lost my first match by triangle but it was alot of fun. You're a part of Jacob's school if i remember correctly? Gracie Barra NM is holding an in-house tournament in December. It'd be a good low stress friendly environment tournament to start with
     
  17. Daveb

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    Thank you Gerbil. It was the other guys coach, Blackbelt Diego Brandao, who came out on the mat. He was trying to talk him through an escape. Our two schools have a friendly rivalry so everyone was very worked up haha.
     
  18. SKizzit**

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    Ya, by December ill be about 3 months in. That is cool, I would like to try that I just have to see what he says. The biggest problem for me is I only go 2 times a week but I would be willing to try it for the experience even if I get handled.
     
  19. Jiujitsunoob

    Jiujitsunoob Blue Belt

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    I'm not trying to knock you, but nobody in those videos looked like blue belts.
     
  20. Gerbiljiujitsu

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    at least it's friendly :D
     

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