Thread: Got my butt kicked yesterday...
09-18-2004, 14:34 #1
Got my butt kicked yesterday...
My trainer is a little 140 lb. Brazilian guy from Rio who is always grinning and laughing and making fun like a mischieveous kid. I outweigh him by about 70 pounds.
For over 25 minutes he demolished me, all the while laughing and chuckling and taunting me.
I have been humbled yet again.
But, there were lessons to be learned here, especially for little BJJ fighters. His approach was to fight from almost an upside-down position, spinning and balancing from almost a stacked position. When I was forward (in his guard) he worked from here, rolling out from underneath both vertically and by coming around from guard bottom to my side to getting rear mount.
Otherwise, he worked from open guard and kept me at bay with his very short legs. They were tough to block. I spent a lot of time gripping the cuffs on his pants and trying to pass his open guard.
He seemed to use a lot of energy moving himself around me. This, as opposed to moving me around like bigger guys do. This burnt a lot of his energy and, though he worked me as if I were a new guy for a long time, he was pretty tired.I realize you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I am not so sure about is whether what you think you heard is what I think I meant.
09-18-2004, 18:14 #2
Being a former powerlifting (s-475,b-385,d-550) I was humbled day 1 when I rolled with our instructer (175 Lbs) I was weighing around 215 and thought I got this in the bag.
I couldnt figure out why I felt I was up against a couple different guys. All while he talked to me asking if I had any past rolling experience!? When I was done I stopped talking so much and started to listen more. 3 months in I have of yet to gain an upperhand unless its gave to me!
I am able to tap other students in class with strength and thats if I get it fast.....if not I run out of steam faaassstttt. Then I just hope I get tapped so I can quit! lolshawn spade
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