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Nogi this morning. Must've done 7 or 8 rounds. Sat out for a bit at one point because my knee was aching, but it was fine after five minutes.

I'm getting a bit frustrated with my knee braces. They're big hinged horrible things, and even if it was for the lingering spasticity in my knee, I still can't move properly with it on. I guess that's the point. Going to have a chat to the physio this week and see if there's something a bit better and more practical for grappling. Surely there's wrestlers in america that have been in a similar situation and need something specifically for returning to training.
 
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Half a dozen hard rounds last night. Knee is aching this morning but nothing unbearable.

Physio is happy with my progress, it's still just a matter of not jumping the gun and pushing too hard before I've checked all the recovery boxes. Stress testing the other day went well. Range of motion is about 95% there. Working on lateral and rotational dynamic movement now.
 
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I would like to give JJ a try. Pardon my basic question but what are the first things they teach you? Where do they start?
Depends entirely on the school and the structure of their curriculum, but you'd almost certainly start with a few basic positions and movements (guard, mount, side control, hip escape, rolls, breakfalls), the nomenclature that goes with all of that. You'll learn some of the common submissions pretty quickly as well.
 
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I need his tutorials. He’s doing a gi fundamentals one at the moment, I want that as well.

I’ve read good reviews about Gordon Ryan’s guard passing one, too.
Strictly speaking, you don't need his tutorials.And to be perfectly honest, they're not really worth the money. Maybe for a black belt looking to give his blues and purples something fresh, or if you had a willing training partner for you to try out some of the details on and couldn't get down to the gym for extended periods. I think the value of video instructionals has plummeted in recent years with increased access to competent instruction, but they've just remained part of the sport and part of the industry overall as a hangover from the 90s.

That all being said, he's very detailed, the production quality is very good, but not the best I've seen (some guys on youtube have a more interesting and easier to follow format). He's also very repetitive. People weren't exaggerating when they said he spends 45 minutes on one technique. Granted, he does break stuff down into concepts really well, which is something I've always tried to do in my training and teaching.

I haven't watched them all, not even close, I'm about half way through the armbar overview, and it's first in a set of eight.
 
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Need some motivation to get back training, I love BJJ I just have to be in the right frame of mind to stomach some of the people who do it.
 
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Strictly speaking, you don't need his tutorials.And to be perfectly honest, they're not really worth the money. Maybe for a black belt looking to give his blues and purples something fresh, or if you had a willing training partner for you to try out some of the details on and couldn't get down to the gym for extended periods. I think the value of video instructionals has plummeted in recent years with increased access to competent instruction, but they've just remained part of the sport and part of the industry overall as a hangover from the 90s.

That all being said, he's very detailed, the production quality is very good, but not the best I've seen (some guys on youtube have a more interesting and easier to follow format). He's also very repetitive. People weren't exaggerating when they said he spends 45 minutes on one technique. Granted, he does break stuff down into concepts really well, which is something I've always tried to do in my training and teaching.

I haven't watched them all, not even close, I'm about half way through the armbar overview, and it's first in a set of eight.

Yeah I’ve seen him repeat himself a shitload just from his mini Youtube tutorials and seeing his JRE. It’s annoying, but the beneficial parts of his breakdowns far outweigh the minor annoying bits, for me.

Did you buy the set or did you get a dodgy download from somewhere? I’ve trawled a few torrent pages but had no luck yet.
 
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Yeah I’ve seen him repeat himself a shitload just from his mini Youtube tutorials and seeing his JRE. It’s annoying, but the beneficial parts of his breakdowns far outweigh the minor annoying bits, for me.

Did you buy the set or did you get a dodgy download from somewhere? I’ve trawled a few torrent pages but had no luck yet.
I will answer this in a little while
 
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I will answer this in a little while

This mysterious answer has left me expecting a knock at the door, only to find you standing there silently offering me a 1TB USB stick. You tap the side of your nose and vanish.
 
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Great session this morning. Quick warm up, drilled a few bits and pieces then probably did about 8 or 9 x 4 minute rounds. Got a few little sneaky moves from under side control that I'm working on, and I've got two new attacks from half mount/arm wrap, depending which way they decide to move. Feeling pretty good at the moment. Cardio is still wank, but slowly improving. Jean Jacques Machado seminar in one week's time.
 
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Great session this morning. Quick warm up, drilled a few bits and pieces then probably did about 8 or 9 x 4 minute rounds. Got a few little sneaky moves from under side control that I'm working on, and I've got two new attacks from half mount/arm wrap, depending which way they decide to move. Feeling pretty good at the moment. Cardio is still wank, but slowly improving. Jean Jacques Machado seminar in one week's time.

Nice, mate. Make sure you let us know some tips from the JJM seminar.
 
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Another good session last night. Had two new guys down there, fresh shiny white belt and another big blue belt. Managed to get a bunch of rounds in, not going crazy hard, but still hammering away. Knee feels great, timing and cardio is coming back (very) slowly. The thing now is, I just want more. I'm feeling great every time I roll and I just want to go back in tonight, and tomorrow, and the next night. I'm still not really supposed ot be pushing it, so I have to self-regulate.

Everyone is ridiculously pumped for the seminar this weekend. There's probably 4 or 5 fives guys that should be getting a belt upgrade. 2 or 3 of the whites and two of the blues. It's about god damn time for some of them, one of the whites has been of 4 stripes for over 18 months and has been a blue belt in all but actual belt colour for at least a year.
 
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Another good session last night. Had two new guys down there, fresh shiny white belt and another big blue belt. Managed to get a bunch of rounds in, not going crazy hard, but still hammering away. Knee feels great, timing and cardio is coming back (very) slowly. The thing now is, I just want more. I'm feeling great every time I roll and I just want to go back in tonight, and tomorrow, and the next night. I'm still not really supposed ot be pushing it, so I have to self-regulate.

Everyone is ridiculously pumped for the seminar this weekend. There's probably 4 or 5 fives guys that should be getting a belt upgrade. 2 or 3 of the whites and two of the blues. It's about god damn time for some of them, one of the whites has been of 4 stripes for over 18 months and has been a blue belt in all but actual belt colour for at least a year.
Dude, that's so great! I'm so happy to hear about your recovery. That's what it's all about.