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#357414 - 08/20/07 02:50 PM First BJJ class
gojuwarrior1 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/02
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Going to a trial BJJ class tonight. Its a new school that opened in my area and teached BJJ and Muay Thai (Its about time!). Let you guys know how it turned out. Oss
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#357415 - 08/20/07 02:55 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: gojuwarrior1]
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I imagine you are going to have a great time.
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#357416 - 08/20/07 03:06 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: oldman]
gojuwarrior1 Offline
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Oh yes, been waiting for some BJJ and Muay Thai. Need to work on my ground skills.
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#357417 - 08/20/07 03:34 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: gojuwarrior1]
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Have fun, Jordan. I wish there was MMA around where I live. But BJJ is fun. Enjoy.
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#357418 - 08/20/07 10:26 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: MattJ]
gojuwarrior1 Offline
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Ok back from my first BJJ experiance. Man what a workout! I learned a few escapes from the guard and some basic sweeps( o-soto geri and uchi mata). Then we rolled a few times and man let me tell you, i'm a powerful dude but that does not matter in BJJ. I would hold my ground and my balance was superb but as soon as they threw me, which eventually happened, they had their way with me. I felt helpless.

I'll tell ya one thing NONE of my karate techniques worked on the ground ( but we werent allowed to strike, lucky them, lol). These guys were good. I may stay with it if the guy doesnt charge too much. I def. want to get my black belt in BJJ.
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#357419 - 08/21/07 01:33 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: gojuwarrior1]
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Quote:

I'll tell ya one thing NONE of my karate techniques worked on the ground ( but we werent allowed to strike, lucky them, lol). These guys were good. I may stay with it if the guy doesnt charge too much. I def. want to get my black belt in BJJ.




Yeah, that was pretty much my experience when learning groundfighting initally. Some concepts are similar, and some are COMPLETELY different. It takes a while to get used to!
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#357420 - 08/21/07 01:35 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: gojuwarrior1]
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No doubt!

A good BJJ guy will really steal your confidence away quickly. I've been training for about 14 years now but the first time I rolled with a BJJ BB, I felt like I was fighting with my hands, legs, and lungs tied behind my back.

Definately tough guys. But on a side note, I talked to a few grapplers who said the first time they took a stand up class where they had to do alot of kicking, they kinda felt the same way. Different movements with emphasis on different muscles; you will adapt.
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#357421 - 08/21/07 03:02 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: JMWcorwin]
gojuwarrior1 Offline
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Yeah no doubt, i learn fast but its amazing how little being strong means on the ground...suprised the heck out of me. Oh Btw the guy wants to charge me $50 a month for one day a week (due to school) and $65 for 2 days a week (when school lets out). Now i am used to paying next to nothing for 4 days a week at my dojo, so i,m not up to date on tuitions. Is this good or a rip off. I'm leaning towards rip off.
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#357422 - 08/21/07 03:11 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: gojuwarrior1]
JMWcorwin Offline
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Suppose it depends where you are and the quality of the instruction. Is it private, semi-private, group? Around here ( LA area ) that's probably lower than the average range. But elsewhere it might be high.
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#357423 - 08/21/07 03:46 PM Re: First BJJ class [Re: JMWcorwin]
gojuwarrior1 Offline
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I guess you can call it semi private. The quality seems too be good because i can't beat the guy . But the $ part just seems a little extreme.
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