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This has made a lot of stuff clearer. I’m definitely going to start playing the the double-sleeve grip and messing about with foot positions, lassos, etc.

I was up until about midnight watching youtube stuff and the two guards I liked the look of the most to start with are spider and butterfly.
I absolutely love butterfly guard. It stopped being trendy a while ago, but it's probably my favourite guard. Look up adam wardzinski, dude does some crazy shit.
 
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I absolutely love butterfly guard. It stopped being trendy a while ago, but it's probably my favourite guard. Look up adam wardzinski, dude does some crazy shit.

I was looking at some of his stuff last week, I’d never heard of him until he beat Lo in the Pans final.

Any butterfly tips? Basic dos and don’ts? Any specific technique vids to watch?

I’ve always been fairly interested in it since I saw how often Marcelo uses it, I remember his little playful roll with Eddie Bravo where he did a butterfly sweep straight to Bravo’s back. Never seen that anywhere else, ever.

Also, I remember Gordon Ryan sweeping Josh Barnett with it in Quintet, I was so fucking excited watching that match and Ryan just annihilated him. If it works on Barnett and Bravo then it must be effective at all levels, and if it’s good enough for Marcelo and Gordon Ryan then I suppose it qualifies as effective enough to slot in amongst all of my other deadly techniques.
 
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I was looking at some of his stuff last week, I’d never heard of him until he beat Lo in the Pans final.

Any butterfly tips? Basic dos and don’ts? Any specific technique vids to watch?

I’ve always been fairly interested in it since I saw how often Marcelo uses it, I remember his little playful roll with Eddie Bravo where he did a butterfly sweep straight to Bravo’s back. Never seen that anywhere else, ever.

Also, I remember Gordon Ryan sweeping Josh Barnett with it in Quintet, I was so fucking excited watching that match and Ryan just annihilated him. If it works on Barnett and Bravo then it must be effective at all levels, and if it’s good enough for Marcelo and Gordon Ryan then I suppose it qualifies as effective enough to slot in amongst all of my other deadly techniques.
DO sweep them. DON'T let them pass your guard.

Basically, don't be lazy with your hooks/feet. Always be active, elevating their hips and keeping them off base, keep your hips under their hips.

For videos BJJ Scout did a butterfly study a little while back using a lot of Adam Wardzinksi stuff. Marcelo is always good, I'm guessing he's got loads of stuff behind the paywall on MG in Action.
 
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I don’t think there’s many things in the world of sport that I appreciate more than a perfectly clean judo throw. For a spaz like me, even tripping other white belts was almost impossible, so for these 25 year black belts to absolutely nail a huge ippon on their opposition is so impressive to watch.

I don’t think enough people appreciate the technicality, balance, timing, and strength that top level judoka have. The reason it’s sometimes boring to watch is because they’re both so skilful and closely matched.

I do think wrestling is more practical and applies better to grappling, but Judo is so much cooler to watch.
 
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That is fucking berserk. The only man to beat Gordon Ryan twice is now training with Danaher and Ryan. He’s got Buchecha, Craig Jones, and Barral there as well.

Imagine your fucking luck, walking in there to train for your normal class and seeing that lot.
 
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I fancy a Pena and Craig Jones final there (possibly Pena vs Duarte, but I think Jones beats him), with Pena winning and taking the belt.
 
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I’m going to give this a go tonight, when I inevitably end up stuck in side control. The only bit I’m not 100% convinced of is getting the knee inside after the first elbow, normally the lads at our place have their hips almost on the floor in top side control, so I’m not sure how easy it’ll be.
 
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Did some nogi rounds today, clock said we'd done 11 rounds and I say out for 3 or 4, so probably 7 or 8 rounds total. Felt great. Got tapped a few times by the other blues, gave up a lot of position to the whites but just played around with stuff and kept my knee safe. A few of the guys have a nogi comp coming up in a month or so, so they're upping the intensity. I'm just glad to be back on the mats. Just want more now.
 
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Did some nogi rounds today, clock said we'd done 11 rounds and I say out for 3 or 4, so probably 7 or 8 rounds total. Felt great. Got tapped a few times by the other blues, gave up a lot of position to the whites but just played around with stuff and kept my knee safe. A few of the guys have a nogi comp coming up in a month or so, so they're upping the intensity. I'm just glad to be back on the mats. Just want more now.

Nice one, mate. I reckon I’d have given up if I’d had an injury like yours. Glad to hear you’re back at it.
 
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He’s trained at Renzo’s and Marcelo’s before, and he’s got more than enough know-how and reputation to start his own school if he wanted.
 
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It was announced that he’s been asked to leave Atos today by Galvao.

I’m not sure where he’ll train and who he’ll represent next.
Was it actually Galvao that asked him to leave. I heard about it, but just heard it was "management", not specifically Galvao. I suppose that's splitting hairs though.

It seems like a pretty odd decision, he's one of their most famous and most successful competitors and a huge ambassador for the sport. Easily one of the most well known name in the bjj community.

The timing is also interesting, given that it's come so quickly after BJJ scout got his instagram shut down by flo.

I have no idea where he'll end up. He would be an asset to almost an affiliation. I can't really see him at Renzo's, given all of the other world class egos there, but there's plenty of other schools anywhere in the world that would take him in a heartbeat.
 
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Was it actually Galvao that asked him to leave. I heard about it, but just heard it was "management", not specifically Galvao. I suppose that's splitting hairs though.

It seems like a pretty odd decision, he's one of their most famous and most successful competitors and a huge ambassador for the sport. Easily one of the most well known name in the bjj community.

The timing is also interesting, given that it's come so quickly after BJJ scout got his instagram shut down by flo.

I have no idea where he'll end up. He would be an asset to almost an affiliation. I can't really see him at Renzo's, given all of the other world class egos there, but there's plenty of other schools anywhere in the world that would take him in a heartbeat.

He’d be a bit of an odd fit at most clubs, tbh, his worm/squid stuff is very unique. Plenty of choice for gyms in California (if he’s not going to move about too much) but Atos is pretty much the best/most successful one on the West coast that I can think of.

I watched that narrated rolling vid and I’d fucking love more people to do stuff like that. The only real downside I saw was when he said what he was going to start looking for in terms of positions/subs and it changed how the opponent defended.