I go through it in waves. At first I was watching it obsessively, then I took a bit of time off because I didn't want to miss it too much, then I started pouring through youtube again, currently I'm avoiding it a little bit because I'm so close to getting back I don't want to jump the gun, and I prefer sleeping at night rather than thinking through details about how my best moves are going to work with my new limitations.
I've always had decent success with simulating a lot in my head. Simulate with your limitations, and picture how you succeed through it.I go through it in waves. At first I was watching it obsessively, then I took a bit of time off because I didn't want to miss it too much, then I started pouring through youtube again, currently I'm avoiding it a little bit because I'm so close to getting back I don't want to jump the gun, and I prefer sleeping at night rather than thinking through details about how my best moves are going to work with my new limitations.
Saw this on reddit the other day. He has no leg to stand on, so to speak, from a legal perspective. The only thing propping this up is that they can't produce the tournament waiver for some reason. All they need to do is produce a half dozen other guys from the tournament saying they signed it and their was a phrase in there about risk of injury. A few guys from the gym will testify that there was stand up training offered. And finally a few other experts to say that combining weight classes is not unusual and at 245lbs or whatever this dude was, he'd be ultra heavy anyway. This will go nowhere, the only risk is the complete ignorance of the jury.Guy sues jujitsu instructor for injuries in Competition. What a cunt, I had to take on a 250+ lb guy in my tournament and I didn't cry about it.
White Belt Sues Coach For Injuries Sustained During Competition
March 7, 2019
Not a joke headline.
A Canadian white belt is suing his coach for injuries sustained during his first grappling competition, saying that he was put into the wrong weight class and was not adequately trained in stand-up before facing an opponent who tore his meniscus. CBC News reports that the student trained at longtime black belt Marcus Soares’ gym in Vancouver, and was competing at the WBJJF-sanctioned Marcus Soares Invitational when he was injured.
Yes, still a real news story.
According to a civil claim filed in British Columbia, Joe Peters had been training at Soares’ gym for about 8-9 months prior to entering the competition. He signed two waivers of liability at the start of his gym membership, which covered injury related to training at the gym. The suit has been allowed to proceed in spite of the signed waivers because Peters’ lawyer argues the waivers did not cover the competition, and because coaches were negligent in preparing Peters for tournament combat.
Peters, who was 36 at the time of injury, claims he was given “no stand-up training” in the months prior to his sub-only competition debut. The 246lb. grappler also states he was not warned he would compete with fighters out of his weight class, citing a match-up with a 290lb. opponent.
Soares’ asserts that Peters opted to not attend stand-up competition training sessions despite knowing he would be expected to start his tournament matches on the feet, and that the student had put in 80 hours of mat time before entering. He also says that fighting up a weight class was optional, and Peters was not forced to do so. Soares states that Peters did not appear to be injured at the tournament where the injury allegedly took place.
Peters received knee surgery for the torn meniscus. He is seeking damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, and future capacity to earn wages. You can listen to his lawyer in an interview embedded into this post right here.
Soares is an eighth degree black belt under Carlson Gracie directly. He has been teaching and training for over 45 years, and has two gym locations.
That's fucking awesome. Any update on your progress?Three of the guys from my gym were in a sub only tournament yesterday. 500 competitors, absolutely huge. Got two bronze and a gold, which is pretty awesome because it was the first time competing for all of them and they all only decided on Wednesday that they were going to enter. Guy who got gold also got one of the fastest submissions of the day, 24 seconds.
I'll be back down the gym in a week or so. I can drill but no rolling for now. Be another month or two before that, physio is playing it pretty safe because I'm basically 3 or 4 months ahead of any multi-ligament recovery he's ever seen.That's fucking awesome. Any update on your progress?
I think you might be right. Worst case Faber just won't engage and it'll be boring as shit.Urijah Faber vs Nicky Ryan at the next Polaris. Not only do I think Ryan will win, I think he’ll get the submission within 4-5 mins. He’s an absolute fucking monster.
As an added bonus, I’m hoping the bookies will have Urijah as fave seeing as he’s an MMA legend and Ryan is 9 years old and looks like a twerp.