What did you do during sparring in your frst 5-10 lessons?

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  1. ous

    ous White Belt

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    Hi all,

    Just had me second lesson and i was wondering what you all did during your first say 5/10 lessons during sparring. I was able to shrimp out of sidemount and do a basic sweep (well they go easy on me so i can try what we have learned), but must of the time i am just holding/hugging but i don't know/feel what to do next or what my goal should be.

    Well maybe i know "don't get submitted". So i need defense first :rolleyes:

    Any experience to share??
     
  2. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    Flail and wheeze.
     
  3. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    I just had my second lesson. First lesson I was hoping for the worst. Got put in an omoplata first time i rolled, then the next time I tapped to an americana lol.

    Second lesson I already made improvements because of positional things.
     
  4. RocksUrSocks

    RocksUrSocks Yellow Belt

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    Pull guard and hold on to dear life... And get pinned in side control for the entire round. Pretty fun stuff.
     
  5. shapoopi

    shapoopi White Belt

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  6. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    People should think about BJJ like piano lessons. Why get worked up about your "performance" during your first piano lessons? You can't even play a scale or a chord! Who cares how you do? It's the strangest thing. It's not like after 4 years of piano lessons you look back and shed a tear for how awesome or lame you were at week 3.

    My advice is to (a) have fun; (b) stay safe; and (c) do whatever your instructor tells you to do.
     
  7. Cojofl

    Cojofl Brown Belt

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    I have no idea.
     
  8. Meegle818

    Meegle818 Blue Belt

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    perfect
     
  9. Will_N.O.

    Will_N.O. Orange Belt

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    If you're anything like me, you will get a lot of practice defending submissions while mounted.

    :D
     
  10. ous

    ous White Belt

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    Ah, tx for all the answers/experience. So being clueless ain't something strange.

    @zankou, well i feel you but ,and i never had piano lessons, the big difference with bjj is the fact you roll/spar right away and with piano lessons i don't think you may freestyle the last part of a session.

    Must say the ones i rolled with give very good tips

    and yes i planning to have a safe and fun bjj
     
  11. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    pull guard and armbar. i almost had a 3rd stripe blue belt to add to my collection of blues and purples that i have a collection of because i had a super-secret guard that only i knew of as a white belt with barely any training. and i had a camcorder and a blog
     
  12. green_machine

    green_machine Orange Belt

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    Mikey you son of a bitch. I was just about to type something like that.
     
  13. EASYTAPPINS

    EASYTAPPINS Blue Belt

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    My advice is to (a) have fun; (b) stay safe; and (c) do whatever your instructor tells you to do.[/QUOTE]

    AMEN to that!:icon_chee
     
  14. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt

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    i heard you almost tapped your teacher too man...you're a legend haha
     
  15. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    here's what i did when i first started. I always made sure that my sparring partner knew i was a beginner. Whenever i got tapped or swept or countered for example, i would stop and ask the person if he could show me what he just did. I have always found Grapplers to be generous IF you show humility and the want for earnest learning. Go in there and spaz giving them a black eye and they will despise rolling with you. Don't be that guy.
     
  16. itsalex

    itsalex White Belt

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    first 5-10 lessons?

    tap...contantly

    good times
     
  17. Ballz_Onya_Chin

    Ballz_Onya_Chin Blue Belt

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    I got triangled and guillotined. A lot. Like 3-4 times a roll easily.
     
  18. ozyabbas

    ozyabbas Purple Belt

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    I think I am going to pass this of as one of my own wise sayings the next time I go to the gym.
     
  19. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Guest

    got tapped out 1000 times by the same 3 or 4 subs i learn alot
     
  20. Jinzumkei

    Jinzumkei Rock El Columbian

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    Jump guard, armbar.

    sorry had to do it :p
     

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