Ju-Jitsu has given me a better life. You should try the same.
you mean this guy.
jumped from purple to black just so he could compete with rickson.
Everybody know my gamey. Everytimey. I go for knockouty or submission.
Thank you for my fuzz.
You are NOT a white belt in BJJ (or rather BJJ "beginner/novice" which is SUPPOSED to be what that signifies) despite the fact that you have never worn the Gi and you will beat White Belts easily, maybe even blues and purples, I mean, you have 7 years of grappling, that's how long it took me to get my purple belt.
That's why I propose a No-Gi ranking system.
BJJ is BJJ with or without the Gi.
Yes there are differences, but overall there are a lot more similarities than differences.
IMO it is the same art with or without the Gi, just 2 variations of it like Speed Chess and Chess are 2 variations of Chess.
Last edited by Toehold; 06-28-2012 at 08:11 PM.
Congrats to Joe, it's a great accomplishment.
Toe, I hear where you are coming from, but when you mention American Brazilian JuJitsu it makes me laugh a bit. Does that mean if your style came here I would be learning Canadian American Brazilian JuJitsu?!? . (couldn't resist, it sounds odd when you say/write it in full!). Changing the name to Modern JuJitsu or something similar would be much better IMO.
Coming from a Traditional JuJitsu base I don't think the gi should be taken out of BJJ belts at all. I think that no gi should be taught as well, but as a subset, not as a different art. After all, the Brazilians did create the art, they should be able to define it, despite what others in different countries think. I also do not understand how BJJ get away with so few takedowns/throws!! The traditional base is filled with hundreds of variations able to get the opponent down, but that is their style so who am I to say.
I feel that a formal test is the proper way to gain rank. I was a week away from my black belt in TJJ when I broke my legs. I haven't returned to practice due to my limitations and sensitivity issues. I was offered my belt in honor of my time and experience, but turned it down due to wanting to earn it in front of my peers. I understand that each school has the right to choose how they give belts, but this is how I feel. Until my black belt I stalled on belt testing until I felt comfortable even though I knew the curriculum well. I wouldn't feel comfortable calling myself a black belt unless I can also say that I earned it, but something like breaking Timmy's arm can earn the rank as well.
That is all.....
They finally made Ultimate Subs and Slams! About ****ing time.
If you can't get a wrestler off of you then train harder next time and change your gameplan. Justify NOT awarding the win to the man who controls his opponent and never gets hurt in the least. It is the onus of the fighter on the bottom to do something about it, not the person controlling.