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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.
I was a bit worried that Faber might refuse to engage with Nicky. Getting twisted up by a little kid would psych some people out.
 
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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
Pretty sure that's exactly what I predicted when it was first announced. Shame, I wanted to see nicky put on a show.
 
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Meanwhile, I'm headed back to judo in the next few weeks. Spoke to my judo coach (still can't bring myself to say sensei) the other day and he's stoked, he knows how bad the injury was so he knows I'll need to be taking baby steps and there'll be certain stuff I just can't do for a while.

He also told me that the guy who injured me hasn't come back. I spoke to him a few weeks after my surgery (when I was still in the brae and on crutches) and he told me he hadn't been back on the mat since, turns out he could never bring himself to get back on the mat and he kinda disappeared. I actually feel pretty bad about that. I wish I could talk to him again and show him that I'm pretty much all recovered now and I'm back to training and everything.
 
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Just watched this on facebook, that was fantastic.

It’s probably the best example I’ve seen of Judo translating directly to BJJ in a sub competition. He’s probably got a hand-picked arsenal of throws that he knows will allow him to land with the guard already passed and halfway to a sub as long as he keeps his grips.

I’d love to know 3-4 throws like that and get good at them.
 
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Stepped back on the mats at judo tonight. Super easy session, I was absolutely packing it beforehand. No sparring yet, but just getting back in there was a pretty big step for me.
 
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Stepped back on the mats at judo tonight. Super easy session, I was absolutely packing it beforehand. No sparring yet, but just getting back in there was a pretty big step for me.

Nice one, mate. Big decision to make.
 
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One day I may take up Jiu Jitsu. I had a coworker about my age going to a school here. Not sure what belt he was, but he had been doing it a while and had a strong build. I'm 32, 5'11 and 160-170 pounds is a healthy weight for me. I've decided I'm going to work out from home from now on. I'm lucky and been paying $10 at the gym for the past few years, but it feels like a waste of time because I'll always be slender. Getting above 170 pounds cost a lot of money (food) and might actually be unhealthy for me.

If or when I do get the itch I will start with YouTube videos before joining a gym. That's a big commitment. Before that I'll browse this thread some more because you guys really seem to be having some fun with it. I guess I don't need to join a gym, but seeing the appreciation for JJ is pretty neat. I also don't have the money at the moment to commit to a gym in the first place :lol:
 
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One day I may take up Jiu Jitsu. I had a coworker about my age going to a school here. Not sure what belt he was, but he had been doing it a while and had a strong build. I'm 32, 5'11 and 160-170 pounds is a healthy weight for me. I've decided I'm going to work out from home from now on. I'm lucky and been paying $10 at the gym for the past few years, but it feels like a waste of time because I'll always be slender. Getting above 170 pounds cost a lot of money (food) and might actually be unhealthy for me.

If or when I do get the itch I will start with YouTube videos before joining a gym. That's a big commitment. Before that I'll browse this thread some more because you guys really seem to be having some fun with it. I guess I don't need to join a gym, but seeing the appreciation for JJ is pretty neat. I also don't have the money at the moment to commit to a gym in the first place :lol:
No offense...but I'm not sure if that comment warranted a like.

But I'm obligated now...

I'm a bit confused...if you want to take up bjj or jj your have to join a dojo or mma gym won't you?
 
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Honestly...just because you are skinny and not likely to add muscle doesnt mean you should give up resistance training.
At least buy some weights....


Or if not that...do body weight resistance work ( hard to hit some body parts with that though).

Just because dont seem to be getting better...doesnt mean you won't get worse if you stop.

Also I happen to think that smart resistance training is a good investment for protection from injury.
 
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Not entirely bjj related, but I'm going to jump back into training MT in the next month or so. It will be at a really great BJJ and MT place, and I miss punching and kicking things...even with my jacked up knees. I might jump back into the nogi after a certain amount of time. We will see.
 
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It's all actually a bit anxiety inducing, now that I've decided to go ahead. I already know that I'm going to be throwing up every class for the first 8 to 10 weeks. I hate hate hate hate that. Hate it.
 
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It's all actually a bit anxiety inducing, now that I've decided to go ahead. I already know that I'm going to be throwing up every class for the first 8 to 10 weeks. I hate hate hate hate that. Hate it.
I've said it before, I can't think of many things more intimidating to an adult in everyday life than walking into a new gym and starting out (or starting over). You're really putting your body and your ego on the line and it's incredibly humbling.
 
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Great open mat this morning. Not been feeling great, been sore and recovering from a brief head cold. Nice light roll over a few rounds, looking at some kneebars with one of the purple belts. Felt like a productive day.