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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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Havent been on 12oz much lately but I have just started doing jiu jitsu in october..dope to see other people doing it on the oontz..As a smaller guy I have been just consistently getting worked on drills and in the live rolls i do get to participate in. Feel like i need to improve my grip strength or just my strength in general. Im not weak (or at least i think im decently strong) but got damn it feels like I cant do anything to anyone. 

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13 hours ago, simon sandleshit said:

Havent been on 12oz much lately but I have just started doing jiu jitsu in october..dope to see other people doing it on the oontz..As a smaller guy I have been just consistently getting worked on drills and in the live rolls i do get to participate in. Feel like i need to improve my grip strength or just my strength in general. Im not weak (or at least i think im decently strong) but got damn it feels like I cant do anything to anyone. 

I'm in the same boat....I feel strong but once you roll with another white belt with more experience than you....that shit is over with lol

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Smaller guys should focus on movement over everything. Technique Conquers All. I'm 6ft 200lbs and strong. You'll never be as strong as me. Period. You need to focus on movement and how to control me. Watch small black belts on youtube instead of the bigger guys for technique demonstrations.

 

Probably biased but Caio Terra is a favorite of mine. He is also one of the most technical. There are definitely times where strength comes into play in Jiu Jitsu, when those times come you aren't going to better me.

 

As stupid as this might sound I envy smaller guys in Jiu Jitsu. I can sometimes supplement bad technique with strength, which doesn't teach me any lessons about BJJ.

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On ‎2‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:59 PM, iloveboxcars said:

Smaller guys should focus on movement over everything. Technique Conquers All. I'm 6ft 200lbs and strong. You'll never be as strong as me. Period. You need to focus on movement and how to control me. Watch small black belts on youtube instead of the bigger guys for technique demonstrations.

 

Probably biased but Caio Terra is a favorite of mine. He is also one of the most technical. There are definitely times where strength comes into play in Jiu Jitsu, when those times come you aren't going to better me.

 

As stupid as this might sound I envy smaller guys in Jiu Jitsu. I can sometimes supplement bad technique with strength, which doesn't teach me any lessons about BJJ.

I put BJJ to the side for a few months

 

I've been strength training every day except sunday and Saturday....full lifestyle change, the fucking works

 

I quit drinking and everything else, upped my cardio, and am fully commited to super sets and circuit training

 

I realized during rolling that I have absolutely no muscle endurance...I am fully exhausted after around 5 minutes of rolling

 

that shit was pathetic so I'm starting to rebuild from the ground up...no dad-bod jiu jitsu here

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I'm out this week because I got a cut on my leg and without treating it I went to Big Sur to camp, take mushrooms, and watch the band Kikagaku Moyo. It got infected. It's getting better though, swelling went down and there isn't any more puss. Maybe I'll try to get back on it on monday.

 

I honestly don't think you should put jiu jitsu on the back burner if you actually plan to continue with it. It is its own conditioning and training method. Also, as you learn jiu jitsu you learn where to rest and when not to, which helps you conserve your energy throughout a round. You do you though.

 

Did my first tournament last month. Lost both matches. First was because I went for a collar/sleeve drag and instead of pulling him next to me, I pulled him directly on top of me, then spent the rest of the round trying to get out from under him. Second match I was only given 5 minutes rest while the person I was up against had about 20 minutes, but his jiu jitsu was bad. I just went in tired and already defeated. I had the thought before the second match even started "I'm so tired, I can't wait for this to be over"

 

Also, it was Naga, which I suggest staying far away from. I was required to be there 2 hours before my scheduled time. Concession/water stand closed 30 minutes after I arrived, and my match got pushed back 2 hours. So I had to sit around for 4 hours with only enough supplies for 2ish hours.

 

I'm doing IBJJF open in April, can't wait for that. Going to be working mainly on my take down game for the rest of the month.

 

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On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 2:47 PM, iloveboxcars said:

I'm out this week because I got a cut on my leg and without treating it I went to Big Sur to camp, take mushrooms, and watch the band Kikagaku Moyo. It got infected. It's getting better though, swelling went down and there isn't any more puss. Maybe I'll try to get back on it on monday.

 

I honestly don't think you should put jiu jitsu on the back burner if you actually plan to continue with it. It is its own conditioning and training method. Also, as you learn jiu jitsu you learn where to rest and when not to, which helps you conserve your energy throughout a round. You do you though.

 

Did my first tournament last month. Lost both matches. First was because I went for a collar/sleeve drag and instead of pulling him next to me, I pulled him directly on top of me, then spent the rest of the round trying to get out from under him. Second match I was only given 5 minutes rest while the person I was up against had about 20 minutes, but his jiu jitsu was bad. I just went in tired and already defeated. I had the thought before the second match even started "I'm so tired, I can't wait for this to be over"

 

Also, it was Naga, which I suggest staying far away from. I was required to be there 2 hours before my scheduled time. Concession/water stand closed 30 minutes after I arrived, and my match got pushed back 2 hours. So I had to sit around for 4 hours with only enough supplies for 2ish hours.

 

I'm doing IBJJF open in April, can't wait for that. Going to be working mainly on my take down game for the rest of the month.

 

I'll be getting back into it in a few weeks...I have a new gi coming in so I'm excited for that

 

where is the IBJJF gonna be held at? and that sucks bro, hopefully IBJJF won't be as bad

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On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 2:47 PM, iloveboxcars said:

I honestly don't think you should put jiu jitsu on the back burner if you actually plan to continue with it. It is its own conditioning and training method. Also, as you learn jiu jitsu you learn where to rest and when not to, which helps you conserve your energy throughout a round. You do you though.

And you're right...I'm going to go back into the swing of things soon

I just felt like a fucking noodle not being able to hold up for a few minutes of rolling

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