Mod Edit - Guys, I've stickied this thread. I think you'll see why!
i was at uni the other day and i stayed back pretty late cause i was doin a lil work, so i walked outside 2 go see a friend of mine and i see some capoeira ppl practising, so after i spoke 2 my friend i watched a bit, and i was itching 2 get a lil action, so i went 2 their instructor told him what school i'm from and asked him 2 challenge one of his students, he agreed.
i changed my clothes strectched(no warm up) and was ready 2 go, since i'm pretty small it seemed like if he picked the biggest person there, i'm just 5'7 and weigh like 130, i told him we'd go light since we weren't using any gears, and the fool his my a hard round house 2 my face...so i was like...OK, full contact, i made him my whore it was great..that was my best fight for the whole year so far, maybe the best in my MA life so far, i knocked him out with a spinning hook kick, BUT not b4 he suffered many axes kicks and my personal favs "hook kick, round house" "spinning hook kick into jumping spinning cresent"..it was awesome..and keep in my i'm a jujitsu practitioner(even though we do most styles)..
but...i'm not done yet!..after his student caught himself after some mins the instructor...very embarassed off course shouts 2 his student that he'll speak with him after class, so the instructor asks me if i'm ready again..and i was like.."for what.....??"..he wanted 2 fight me..tellin me light contact...so i was like..ok fine...LIGHT contact..would u believe this fool faces me square, standing still and tells me "whenever i'm ready"..so i stopped and looked at him "are u serious man? my sensei/s or instructors don't even do that...give me some movement"
so he started the lil dance like thing that they do, and i stuck him with a side kick for being too cocky, right in his forehead, lightly off course..so then he caught himself...trying all these fancy moves 2 impress all the ppl that were watching,cause we drew quite a crowd after i kicked that other guy's ass, all these jumping spinning moves that he wanted 2 try on me, WITH NO GUARDS ON LANDING, he was punished...every time..when he realised it was working, he tried ground techniques that gave me trouble..cause i'm not accustomed 2 sparring them, he kicked my front leg all the time..so there he was...finally makin me really work and sweat, and he kicks my feet from under me..BUT in my style of jujitsu...developed by my local GM, we are taught 2 kick during every dive and roll..so there i was..falling(felt like i was in slow motion) and i see his face, moving in to attack..in mid air, WHILE FALLING he gets a hook kick in his face..and i rolled out...it was incredible...sure i learnt it every day religiously for some months..and it worked for me..
after that..but despite my victory over him as well..it was hard faught..but from that fight...i really realised how far i've come...
i told my sensei.who fights me in capoeira ALL the time,cause i'm a pretty good kicker, but my problems is i don't move enough, my leg work is poor but i win alot cause most ppl didn't know that...he wasn't shocked at all, he smiled and said "what'd u expect...to lose?" and we shared a chuckle
so in the following class, my grand master tells the class a story of him receiving a letter telling him that his students thinks that they're the best in the world etc etc, about the crap that happened in UWI (university of the west indies) and he asked who the student was, so i came forward..and he applauded...i showed great sportsmanship, always helped them up after i took them down and never disrespected their floor......
whenever they see me now...respect is given by me..but the fool hardy instructor still thinks he's better than me..
i just really wanted 2 share that cause i think i worked really hard 2 earn that..
thanks for reading all
Edited by Gavin (04/18/06 09:21 AM)