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Dude, that's so great! I'm so happy to hear about your recovery. That's what it's all about.
Cheers mate. I've still got a long way to go, and I'll never be 100%, but just the fact I'm back on the mats at this stage is more than I could've hoped for.

I read through this thread the other day, and reading through my recovery journal, fucking hell it was grim. To go from "there's a chance you'll never walk properly again" and "our main goal is to get you a knee that won't give way when you try to pick up your son" to "just don't push it too hard" is just incredible.
 
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Fuck’s sake, I just can’t get butterfly guard to work in any way during an actual roll. People either disengage and quickly pass, push me back and hop my knees, or they just sag back and I can’t use any of the sweeps that seem to work fine when drilling.

Need to work on it a lot, when it works I love it.
 
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Fuck’s sake, I just can’t get butterfly guard to work in any way during an actual roll. People either disengage and quickly pass, push me back and hop my knees, or they just sag back and I can’t use any of the sweeps that seem to work fine when drilling.

Need to work on it a lot, when it works I love it.
Control their posture and keep your hooks active.
 
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What absolute god-level knowledge did he share? Or at least, what can you tell me that I’ll understand over the internet?
 

Haggis

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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.
Pleased to hear that. Some guys get an injury and now they're 20 years older than they should be for the rest of their lives, because they don't make the effort to recover from it. :thumbsup

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What absolute god-level knowledge did he share? Or at least, what can you tell me that I’ll understand over the internet?
People over 100kg don't need jiu-jitsu, so you should teach them wrong.

A few little concepts with space and pressure, stay up on your toes when you're passing guard. Don't move them, just create a situation where they will move themselves.

Probably about two dozens different entries to the back, chokes, arm bar transitions, twister entry, banana split.

I happened to be paired up with a 3rd degree black belt who owns one of the biggest and best schools in the state (if not the country) and he was giving me lots of little details, counters, nasty surprises. He was also my coaches original coach, so there was a lot of pretzelization happening to me that felt very familiar.

6 hours is a looong fucking time to be training. I'm feeling it fucking everywhere this morning. We covered loads of material, but it was all filmed and it's getting uploaded to his JJM 3.0 online training thing. Tempted to sign up for it when there's a special on or something.
 
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Wanted to add more this morning, but had to run off to work. Want to add more now, but I'm on the train to the gym.

It's was a great experience and I thoroughly recommend getting into a seminar if you possibly can. Jean Jacques is a ridiculously nice guy, friendly, approachable, humble and funny. He would recount things his uncle told him, like "my uncle always said to never teach some over 100kg jiujitsu, they don't need it. We need it for them." He did that a couple of times, I was giggling every time, because he's just talking about his uncle sharing some old timet wisdom... his fucking uncle was Carlos Gracie....

8 of our guys got promoted, two got purples, 4 got blues, one got a stripe on his brown and our coach got his 1st stripe on his black belt.
 
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It sounds epic.

I attended a Rico Viera seminar a while back and I definitely remembered more than I would have done at a normal class. Learning at a different gym full of different people makes you more open to ideas, maybe.

This has just been announced.

 
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Do you know Tom Davey, @Primate? He might be a fucking world away, but I imagine everyone sort of knows of everyone in the Australasia BJJ scene.


I find his instructional videos really clear. I watch him a lot on Youtube.
 
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Little fucking monsters. I’m not very clued up on wrestling but that was an epic escape.
 
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Ash Williams vs Ethan Crelinsten was fucking mental, no idea who I’d have given that decision to.

Craig Jones vs Lutes next. This is such an interesting match.
 
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This on fight pass or flo?

Fight Pass. Faber pretty much slapped Nicky Ryan and disengaged for 15 mins, and whenever they both got up to the feet Nicky just sat back down and butt-scooted. A bit of a shit main event tbf.

Nicky Rodriguez won by rear naked choke
Boogeyman won by rear naked choke
Caol Uno won by an armlock
Ash Williams, Craig Jones, and Nicky Ryan won on points.

If you can find it, watch Ash Williams vs Ethan Crelinsten. That was the best match.