Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu GeneralLeglock editionSmoothcomphttps://smoothcomp.comBelt Checkerhttps://www.beltchecker.comPrevious thread>>131188How many comps have you entered this year so far?
BJJ is gay.
>>139188something a nigger would say, many such cases
What do you think about the instructionals of Danaher and Ryan? Is it just me or are they so detailed and and extensive that it is barely possible to learn all of just one set, unless you are a pro who trains twice a day? Any other instructors worth watching?
>>139212I find Lachy Giles easy to learn from, and I like the style that Neil Melanson uses so I like his videos.
>>139212Some of it is learning style, but there's definitely a skill/knowledge gate with them too. There's something to be said for learning from "worse" instructors, especially if as you said you're not a professional. Take a look at something with a large variety like Grappler's Guide so you can hunt around different instructors and find someone who makes sense to you. If there's a particular technique or position that you feel very comfortable with, you might also try filtering things through that.
>>139212Lachlan Giles is probably your best bet if you can't get into Danaher/Gordon.Keep in mind that a lot of their stuff is pretty dense and not immediately applicable if you don't have the experience or mind for it. You'll need to watch something, maybe take notes and screenshots, and drill it for it to make a difference in your game. Danaher & Gordon are giving away fucking gold. If you learn what they show correctly, you will make insane progress.
I train at B-Team.AMA
I can't stop bulldog choking people, I love it so much.
Just gathering thoughts, would you guys prefer to roll with a higher belt or roll more with lower belts? I've started teaching classes this year and when we roll at the end of class, I encourage everyone to try and do every round, but when we have even numbers that means I sit out. I'm happy to do that, because it means I can just watch how everyone is applying their techniques and I take that into account as to what we need to work on if I see a bunch of people getting stuck somewhere, but then I also see the posts about "McDojo instructors never roll with their students".I love rolling, and will roll with anyone/everyone in the class, but I feel bad asking one of my students to sit out just because I want to roll, when I'm here basically every day and won't get much out of rolling with a white belt, whereas they might only be able to make it to 2 classes a week and will get a more even match.
>>139269 Pick one student who is visibly tired and say he can take that round to rest while you take his place, you look nice while doing it
>>139269>t. white beltI thought long and hard about this, but I think it's all about personality/gym vibe. Spazzy white belts and higher belts that want to break your neck are not fun. I roll with pretty much every skill level in our gym because I'm able to keep calm and show that I won't use more than 60% of my strength.It's perfectly fine if you're sitting out on even rounds. The McDojo comment is about instructors that are not watching their students actively like you do. Also, I'd get more out of one single round with a higher belt that's in the mood to teach, than five rounds with a fellow 1 month white belt.
>>139212I get what you're saying, they are almost too informative for their own good. It's hard to just watch them, let alone put them into practice. Human beings like to finish what they start, and you can't "finish" this.Here's how I tried to solve this:>pick an instructional that corresponds with my and my gym's long term and short term goal>gym's doing half guard, and half guard's most recommended - good, let me stick to it as a LONG TERM goal>watch the whole thing uninterrupted first without any notes (LIMIBJJ even suggests doing it at 2x speed)>after that, pick bits and pieces of it for a SHORT TERM goal (example: do 3x half guard sweeps from the bottom in the next rolling session)You can mix and match - pick one guard, one submission, one escape>>139222>>139213Seconding Lachlan, I'm doing his Half Guard Anthology
>>139226Just tell us what you think is interesting and what we can't get elsewhere, here are some ideas>what's your skill level and how did you improve at B-Team?>what's it like living in Austin>did you get to roll with any of the boys>is Craig Jones Reddit in the streets, but 4Chan in the sheets?
my gym times BJJ and muay thai at the same time so I have to choose one or the other, I really want to learn striking, will boxing be good enough or should I do 2x BJJ 1x muay thai per week?
>>139470Go to both and see what you enjoy? I stopped striking for years because they were at the same time and my Muay Thai coach was dogshit and my BJJ coach was good.
>>139275No, don't do this.
>>139470Do what you want, but boxing will keep your hands full for some time and would be a good base if you decide to go the Muay Thai route afterwards. The schedules might unfuck themselves after some time.
>>139387>tell us what you think is interestingPositional rounds are not unique to B-Team (I know this comes from Danaher), but I can't stress how much they've made a difference. Every class ends with 6 rounds: usually 3 positional, 3 open rounds. It is almost always mount, turtle, and closed guard. Most of us play the position until submission (or score), and then switch top/bottom. Sometimes we mix up the positions with leg entaglements, or specific scenarios (single leg on one knee, flattened out half guard, back with body triangle, etc.)I highly encourage everyone to start training like this. It will poke holes in your ability to escape and control the position.Another interesting thing is the general vibe in the room. The youtube vids capture it pretty well, lots of fun and joking around despite the level of talent and knowledge. A lot of high level gyms have such a fucking boring, militant energy in the room even though we are all paying to roll around with sweaty men>what's your skill level and how did you improve at B-Team?I've been a blue belt for a few years, joined basically when they opened. I've made great, noticeable progress judging by my rounds with certain training partners. Biggest improvements have been escapes and passing. I've definitely adopted a lot of the Craig/B-Team style, wrestling up and turtling when I have to. >what's it like living in AustinI like Austin, but I agree with most complaints (homelessness, price, weather). Like any major city, you pick your battles. I did not move here to train, however>did you get to roll with any of the boysYeah I roll with basically everyone except Craig and Nicky Rod. They're both much bigger than me and it wouldn't really make much sense. Nicky Ryan and Damien are the most productive rounds for me. Ethan tries to kill everyone, but has a cool style. Izaak rolled slow and calm af. Nick Ortiz was kind of in the middle, he would put a lot of pressure on you but was not going 100%.
>>139494>Positional rounds are not unique to B-Team (I know this comes from Danaher)It comes from wrestling actually, even if Danaher was the first to do it in BJJ.
>>139494>Most of us play the position until submission (or score), and then switch top/bottom.I do the same with positional rounds for the first half of rolling and free for the second half, except I make them work the same position for half the round, then swap over halfway through, so the students get experience in both positions.
>>139516Also I doubt Danaher was the first to do it in BJJ. I know we were doing it in the UK in 2007 and none of us had heard of him before, it just seems like a natural thing to do if you want to get better at a position.
>>139516>It comes from wrestling actually, even if Danaher was the first to do it in BJJI meant that the B-Team guys adopted this from their time training under Danaher... fucking redditor
>>139187useless "martial art" general