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@Rakim you know of any streams for KASAI? I'm not paying to watch this event. Flo in general just doesn't have enough yet for the asking price, for me. Amazing service, I'm sure.

I’ve never found a stream for a KASAI either, mate.

Ryan won on points after coming closest to a sub but thinks he’s torn his LCL, he could barely walk after the match. I fucking hope he’s not out of the CJJ tournament with Werdum, Barnett, and Chsiev.
 
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I’ve never found a stream for a KASAI either, mate.

Ryan won on points after coming closest to a sub but thinks he’s torn his LCL, he could barely walk after the match. I fucking hope he’s not out of the CJJ tournament with Werdum, Barnett, and Chsiev.
I've become a bit of an expert on knees over the past year, and I've learnt that LCL tears are exceptionally rare. To the point where people will snap the top of the bone off and the LCL will still be attached. What most people think is an LCL tear is more commonly a tear in the posterolateral corner.
 
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I've become a bit of an expert on knees over the past year, and I've learnt that LCL tears are exceptionally rare. To the point where people will snap the top of the bone off and the LCL will still be attached. What most people think is an LCL tear is more commonly a tear in the posterolateral corner.

I dunno what that is but does it mean he’ll be able to fight again in 3 weeks?
 
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Nice, I’ll have a flick through those later.

Is everyone else the same as me, in that they can watch a technique and instantly like or dislike it without even trying it? I don’t know if I’m fucking myself over by not being more open-minded. I like to see as much as I can just so I’ve got half an idea of how to defend it, but I’m pretty fussy about what I like to spend my time understanding properly.

Maybe it’s because I get such little time on the mat and my memory’s shit. Maybe if I was there for 5-6 hours a day I’d be able to concentrate on a wider range of techniques.
 
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I’ll tell you what I definitely didn’t need. A 3rd gi. I saw this one for sale though and got it delivered for £106. It’s a fucking beauty.

 
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I’ll tell you what I definitely didn’t need. A 3rd gi. I saw this one for sale though and got it delivered for £106. It’s a fucking beauty.

That's a nice gi, dude. As far as what you were saying earlier about choosing techniques from videos, I hear you. I know that when I watch them, I immediately know what my body is, and isn't going to enjoy doing. I can tell you though, that I've missed out on some good sweeps and setups by passing stuff like that up. Hard to choose what to work on when you only get limited mat time though.
 
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That's a nice gi, dude. As far as what you were saying earlier about choosing techniques from videos, I hear you. I know that when I watch them, I immediately know what my body is, and isn't going to enjoy doing. I can tell you though, that I've missed out on some good sweeps and setups by passing stuff like that up. Hard to choose what to work on when you only get limited mat time though.

It looks too fucking nice to wear, especially if you’re as bad as I am. It’s embarrassing being rubbish in a nice looking gi.

I’ve got no doubt I’ll inevitably end up ignoring techniques that would have suited me down to the ground, but unless you’re doing BJJ full time I don’t know how you‘ll ever dabble in everything. There’s people who have been black belts for 25 years who have barely scratched the surface of leg lock systems, or the 10th Planet stuff, or berimbolo, etc.

I’ll try and be more open-minded until I get a few more years down the line and have a more defined ‘style’. Maybe then I’ll have more of a nose for picking and choosing relevant techniques for my game.
 
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It looks too fucking nice to wear, especially if you’re as bad as I am. It’s embarrassing being rubbish in a nice looking gi.

I’ve got no doubt I’ll inevitably end up ignoring techniques that would have suited me down to the ground, but unless you’re doing BJJ full time I don’t know how you‘ll ever dabble in everything. There’s people who have been black belts for 25 years who have barely scratched the surface of leg lock systems, or the 10th Planet stuff, or berimbolo, etc.

I’ll try and be more open-minded until I get a few more years down the line and have a more defined ‘style’. Maybe then I’ll have more of a nose for picking and choosing relevant techniques for my game.
Yea. I kinda miss it. If I end up getting this job I'm working on, I plan to get back into it fairly heavily, along with Muay Thai. There's a great gym in my city for it. Then again...I'm gonna suck so bad at both, and feel way way more comfortable with Muay Thai. I'm worried that I'll get lazy and just not do the grappling classes. I'm probably just gonna do no-gi as I fucking hate the gi because I'm a pussy. Keep it up, dude. It's a lifelong passion that you can always get back into. Especially if you are doing it for the fun of it. Could you have really even imagined you'd be this into it a decade ago?
 
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I sold off a few of my old gis that don't fit me any more. Using that as an excuse to buy myself a new gi as a return to training present. The Tatami Minimo 2.0 or the Fuji Elemental in white probably.
 
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I sold off a few of my old gis that don't fit me any more. Using that as an excuse to buy myself a new gi as a return to training present. The Tatami Minimo 2.0 or the Fuji Elemental in white probably.

I like the look of pretty much all of the Fuji gis, and my Tatami has been really good considering there’s a bit of derision for the Pakistani-made gear.
 
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I like the look of pretty much all of the Fuji gis, and my Tatami has been really good considering there’s a bit of derision for the Pakistani-made gear.
Is there any gi in existence not made in Pakistan?
 
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Got this playing on the TV:


Starting to get a real itch to get back to training. First few sessions/weeks/month back are going to be super soft, but I need to start moving around again.

Jean Jacques is coming over in May, seminar dates were just made official, and there's no way I'm missing out this time.