Brazilian Jiu Jitsu thread

Discussion in 'general sports' started by bromley, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Off the top of my head (and this is for brown belt which has been far my worst belt injury wise)

    Grade 3 tear on one of my groin muscles (light rolling trying new techniques with my head coach - was my fault) - 9 months
    Grade 2 MCL - Kneebar (dogbar) - 4 months ish
    Grade 1 LCL - heelhook - 3 months ish
    broken collarbone - bloody judo - 2 months
    fucked my lower back - 6-9 months (current)
    broken metatarsal - skateboarding - 2ish months

    Think that's all the major ones. Also did a part-time MSc and cared for a termainally ill relative which cut down on training time
     
  2. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Only fucking went and cursed myself!

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  3. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Bloody hell! Congratulations!
     
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  4. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    congrats man!!! a braulio black belt...
     
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  5. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    what do you guys think of compulsory uniforms at a club?
     
  6. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    I noticed you got your black belt the same days as Laura Baker.
     
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  7. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Official Twitter Liaison Officer

    Congrats :)

    Will you get a decent kit now?
     
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  8. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    I don't like it.

    Patches however!:thumbs:
     
  9. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Congratulations gawkrodger! :cool:

    Nah fuck that. Fine having team patches/gis/no gi kit but it shouldn't be compulsory. Lot of money to spend if you want to train several times a week and can't do laundry between every class, apart from anything else.

    Speaking of which, what do yous do with gis etc when you can't wash them straight away? Not convinced the shared washing machine in my new place (that you have to book and pay to use :mad:) is washing stuff properly, been hanging gis in the sun to dry straight after training but they still don't smell *clean* after washing :/
     
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  10. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Aye, on compulsory uniform.
    It's a no-deal for me too.
    Just so happens my club is going this way with the kids.
    My son who's 8 has 2 fine gis but we been told that he must purchase a new branded one in September.
    he's excellent at BJJ, been doing it for 3 years - his (top game) movement is at the same level as a adult blue belt.

    I just feel disappointed with this new rule and thinking of changing clubs...

    If I can't wash my gi straight away, I make sure it's aired dried.
    Direct sunlight is great!! kills fungi naturally that way...:)
     
  11. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    Yes - Laura is amazing. Lovely person, beast of a competitor and amazing sparring and drilling partner
     
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  12. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    To competitors - What makes a good corner person? (and also, what makes a shit one)
     
  13. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Knowing your game and what you want from someone cornering you.

    I mostly want times/points if I can't see the board and general encouragement or minor tips to help me get the thing I'm obvs working for or something else that's there to take. Repeatedly shouting the name of a technique I never use = not helpful.

    Also last minute strategy fuckups that lose you the match when you could've just stalled the last 15 seconds and won by advantage or decision :mad:
     
  14. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    asking as i may have to corner my fucking wife :facepalm:

    i know her game inside out.
    okay - i give pointers on the score and time (every minute).

    I know not to say shit like 'pass the guard' or 'sweep her.'

    What about shit like "try stuffing the head"
    "keep low."
    "watch out for the guard pull?"

    I feel like I'm too personal with her.
     
  15. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    She's done a few comps now right? Just ask what she's found helpful/not helpful from whoever was cornering her then.

    I would find those kind of pointers useful but then I also like the kind of cornering that just consists of someone shouting "don't accept it, don't accept i—up up up UP UP! Stay on top!" for the extra adrenaline and raaargh:mad: except when it's not helpful in which case I just ignore whoever's coaching me lol.

    Single best bit of cornering I ever heard was someone at a UAEJJF thing shouting "cook the chicken... cook the chicken" (you have to imagine it in a Brazilian accent) at his students. Apparently it means just stay there, relax, don't rush... No idea if it's an actual expression in Brazilian Portuguese or a team in-joke or what :D
     
  16. iona

    iona makes George Orwell look like a dalek

    Tbh I probably ignore most coaching anyway coz I prefer going to comps by myself.
     
  17. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    I find Guard open a useful one.
    Through experience I have learnt when to ignore my coach, sadly my opponent in the semi-final of the London all stars didn't and was stalling when he was losing by a penalty point! In fairness I thought i was the one losing as well!:D
     
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  18. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    ...it's taken a while but its only now i've stared linking up 3-4 movement combos...jesus christ.
     
  19. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    This happened tonight....It’s been a long time

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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
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  20. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Congratulations! Now you can do toe holds, knee bars, bicep slicers and all kinds of dirty shit!

    Can tell you do BJJ by looking at your fingers.:D
     
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  21. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    I saw she beat Claudia Doval over the weekend! :eek:
     
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  22. gawkrodger

    gawkrodger Well-Known Member

    9 months out with a back injury.

    Back for 3 weeks and done my LCL on my left knee :mad:
     
  23. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    9 months dude!! you might as well make a baby...
     
  24. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Sorry to hear that. :(
     
  25. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    tap or no tap?

    Am talking about the Ash Amos v Freddie Vosgrone bout!
     
  26. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Assuming you mean the chap who looks like a jacked Paddy Pimblett, he tapped.
     
  27. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    Jacked Paddy indeed :D
     

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