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If you could get one skill uploaded straight into your brain/muscle memory from Danaher, what would it be?
I’ve been thinking about this, on and off, all day. I’ve decided if I had to pick a particular area to magically inherit I’d probably choose submission mechanics. It’s the best thing I can think of that would give me a huge advantage without ruining BJJ as a hobby. The whole fucking journey’s still there, the escapes, defence, cardio, guard and passing guard, scrambles, etc, but whenever you learn how to get to the position you want you’d have an insanely high finishing rate.
 

Johnstown

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So a couple of months ago the place I was training at stopped.

Dude who was doing it was kinda doing it with his girl...they were having relationship problems plus he had hurt his neck.

Long story short they stopped.

But around the same time another place was giving free lessons.

BJJ and muay thai as well...


Not as structured.

Main guy who teaches BJJ says he did it for 11 years in Pittsburgh (I have no idea how consistent he was).

First few weeks I have rolled with him and he has tapped me each time. A few times I stalled him out for awhile....but eventually he got me.


Tonight we rolled 5 times. I tapped him two out of three times (both Americanas once from side control once from scarf).


He said I improved alot...


I have been doing alot of different stretching lately (stuff I always did...being more deligent... plus some things I saw online for bjj specifically) before and after lifting....


So I think that helped.


Also I been running.


Even though the cardio is different I think that has been helping me not to gas out (and truthfully i don't think this guy does any training other than rolling a few days a week).
But all in all i am happy about it.

I've gotten submissions before but it's been against other guys with almost no experience. This guy is ostensibly a coach who so far the other green guys havent tapped.


So again I'm happy with it.
 
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teddy riner (judos roger gracie) just got beat after 10 years undefeated. looked a bit controversial to me but still a big win for the jap.

 
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So a couple of months ago the place I was training at stopped.

Dude who was doing it was kinda doing it with his girl...they were having relationship problems plus he had hurt his neck.

Long story short they stopped.

But around the same time another place was giving free lessons.

BJJ and muay thai as well...


Not as structured.

Main guy who teaches BJJ says he did it for 11 years in Pittsburgh (I have no idea how consistent he was).

First few weeks I have rolled with him and he has tapped me each time. A few times I stalled him out for awhile....but eventually he got me.


Tonight we rolled 5 times. I tapped him two out of three times (both Americanas once from side control once from scarf).


He said I improved alot...


I have been doing alot of different stretching lately (stuff I always did...being more deligent... plus some things I saw online for bjj specifically) before and after lifting....


So I think that helped.


Also I been running.


Even though the cardio is different I think that has been helping me not to gas out (and truthfully i don't think this guy does any training other than rolling a few days a week).
But all in all i am happy about it.

I've gotten submissions before but it's been against other guys with almost no experience. This guy is ostensibly a coach who so far the other green guys havent tapped.


So again I'm happy with it.
If he's a legit black belt, he was letting you do it. There is no way in hell you should tap a black belt TWICE with the SAME MOVE.
 

Johnstown

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If he's a legit black belt, he was letting you do it. There is no way in hell you should tap a black belt TWICE with the SAME MOVE.
I don't think he is a black belt...


I've rolled with guys who are black belts...both in Judo and BJJ.


In only one case did I get the sense that the guy needed to work at all and he was less than 150 and hadn't really been training.


Pretty sure this guy isnt as good.


In fact there are two coaches there....one is the Muay Thai guy (who had a few pro fights and did some mma).

And he knows more BJJ than the main BJJ guy.


Still the guy has more experience than me...so it was nice getting some taps.
 
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Some fucking tough rolls tonight. The highlight for me (pretty much the only good thing I did, tbh) was a nice sweep similar to that sumi gaeshi or whatever it’s called that Gordon Ryan always catches.

I’ve been working a lot on setting my triangle up from an overhook in closed guard but this guy was so fucking strong that I couldn’t pin the other wrist and work my knee out, so I just stuck one butterfly in on the opposite side of the overhook and went for the sweep. It worked way better than I expected and I moved to a high mount for a minute or so but couldn’t finish before the round ended.

Definitely working on that some more though.