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I took ring boxing myself in college...its extremely useful

 

striking, to me, will always have its place in a fight, no matter how good you are at grappling

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I first got interested when a friend of mine invited me to one of his ground pajama karate sessions. Fell in love.

 

1. How long have you guys been practicing?

I've been going for 8 months. I've had to take 2 months off due to a rib injury though, so I generally say I've been training for 6.

 

2. Where do you guys train?

Near Oakland, CA at PFMMA. It's a Caio Terra associated gym (who's main spot is in San Jose, only 45ish minutes away). Tyson Griffin (of UFC fame) owns the gym and trains there about once a week.

 

3. How do you guys train/build strength for it?

I thought it would be all I needed but I've seen now that I need to work on my core, especially my lower back in order to stop getting injured.

So my training schedule as soon as I go back full time (still got a slight rib injury) will be as follows:

Tuesday - 1 hr strength and conditioning, 1.5 hrs BJJ

Thursday - 1 hr strength and conditioning, 1.5hrs BJJ

Friday - 1 hr No Gi, possibly more if others stay instead of going to da club

Saturday -  1 hr open mat (maybe more)

Will probably throw a Monday in there every other week or so of only BJJ

 

4. Do you guys where gis/no-gi and what brands do you guys prefer?

It depends on the day. Friday's and Wednesday is no-Gi days at my gym. I prefer Gi though. My no-Gi stuff is some Under Armour shorts(not nut huggers) and one of those Nike sweat wicking shirts, both from REI. You don't really need BJJ gear for no-Gi so easier on the wallet at first.

Gi wise I have two.  a lightweight Hyabusa that has worked just fine for me. I actually prefer it over my normal Gi because I run hot and it allows more breathability. I also have the OSS brand one my gym used to sell. Now they sell Faze or something? I don't really like the design of it so I wont be buying one.

If you're looking for recommendations just go and get a $100 one of any one of the brands I or ralphy listed.

 

 

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i think i might have some diarrhea in a bit. i'm not really sure.

 

I've been struggling with if I should go tonight, but I'm going to go anyway.

 

butthole gods dont fail me now.

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also now that I'm back in full swing my training schedule is not as I described before. It is as follows:

 

monday - upper body weights

tuesday - BJJ

wednesday - lower body weights

thursday - BJJ

friday - BJJ

saturday - BJJ

sunday - yoga

 

 

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5 hours ago, iloveboxcars said:

also now that I'm back in full swing my training schedule is not as I described before. It is as follows:

 

monday - upper body weights

tuesday - BJJ

wednesday - lower body weights

thursday - BJJ

friday - BJJ

saturday - BJJ

sunday - yoga

 

 

is yoga the only exercise you do for flexibility

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I steal stuff from yoga and incorporate that into my before class stretching. I generally get there 30 minutes early to foam roll my tender spots and do some stretches.

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9 hours ago, iloveboxcars said:

I steal stuff from yoga and incorporate that into my before class stretching. I generally get there 30 minutes early to foam roll my tender spots and do some stretches.

yo foam rolling is a fucking life saver...I do it every morning

 

I literally cant function without it

 

Do you compete at all?

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I haven't competed yet. I plan to in the next couple months and decide how many times per year I will compete based on how much I like it.

 

Funny story - another guy at my gym just competed for the first time. He always comes to class hungry, but 30 minutes before his first match decided to eat a giant sandwich. He was ok the first match but lost. Won his second match, and then on his third he was winning by 6 points but had to throw up. So he jumps up and tries to run off the mat, throws up just as he gets to the edge of the mat, steps in it, slips, and falls directly into it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, iloveboxcars said:

I haven't competed yet. I plan to in the next couple months and decide how many times per year I will compete based on how much I like it.

 

Funny story - another guy at my gym just competed for the first time. He always comes to class hungry, but 30 minutes before his first match decided to eat a giant sandwich. He was ok the first match but lost. Won his second match, and then on his third he was winning by 6 points but had to throw up. So he jumps up and tries to run off the mat, throws up just as he gets to the edge of the mat, steps in it, slips, and falls directly into it.

 

 

omygod.....I feel sorry for his opponent

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Transferred from a failed triangle to an omoplata today and successfully tapped someone I haven’t tapped ever before. 

 

My belt grew by two stripes today (what kind of loser is excited about stripes) so pretty excited about that. 

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11 hours ago, iloveboxcars said:

Transferred from a failed triangle to an omoplata today and successfully tapped someone I haven’t tapped ever before. 

 

My belt grew by two stripes today (what kind of loser is excited about stripes) so pretty excited about that. 

that's a difficult pass!

congrats, bro

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I’ve actually been drilling armbar to triangle to omoplata and reverse with a friend lately and it seems to have paid off. It was almost a natural reaction to move to that omoplata. 

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27 minutes ago, iloveboxcars said:

I’ve actually been drilling armbar to triangle to omoplata and reverse with a friend lately and it seems to have paid off. It was almost a natural reaction to move to that omoplata. 

with practice it's no longer a scramble to get to that position, I feel it

i'm still in my diapers with bjj so shrimping is still a fucking struggle with bigger opponents

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