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Kingtony87

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My 6 yo Daughter started kids classes 2 weeks ago. I go with her do the workouts and help teach. She loves it!
 

Filthy

Iowa Wrestling Champion
Jun 28, 2016
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Real small school in Dansville NY. Was until recently called Strike Back Martial Arts. Now called Dansville Martial Arts Academy. We have a sister school in Rochester called Victor MMA
introduce me to your sister.
 
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You just need to do some research on BJJ moves and positions. Because it is not an easy task to do the BJJ moves and positions on your first attempt if you don't have any preliminary research about them. You should read some blogs and watch some videos of BJJ trainers. A very important thing to remember is that you should have a comfortable and easy BJJ Gi so that you move your body easily. The tight BJJ gear will create hurdles for you. In the end, I wanna say that BJJ is a tough thing to learn, so just be happy and don't lose hope if you didn't learn it fastly. Enjoy every class.
 

Filthy

Iowa Wrestling Champion
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Be. Fucking. Careful.

the worst injuries I've seen in BJJ happen at local tournaments in the white/blue divisions.
you can't trust your opponent not to slam you on your head or retard spaz on a submission or escape.
 

Kingtony87

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Feb 2, 2016
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Be. Fucking. Careful.

the worst injuries I've seen in BJJ happen at local tournaments in the white/blue divisions.
you can't trust your opponent not to slam you on your head or retard spaz on a submission or escape.
Thanks for the heads up. I’m old and got nothing to prove so I’ve got no problem tapping. I’m no hero. I got 8 months in is all. But yea that’s good advice.
 

Filthy

Iowa Wrestling Champion
Jun 28, 2016
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Thanks for the heads up. I’m old and got nothing to prove so I’ve got no problem tapping. I’m no hero. I got 8 months in is all. But yea that’s good advice.
how goes the tourney prep?

you don't really win your division unless 2nd and 3rd place are too injured to take their spot on the podium
 

Kingtony87

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how goes the tourney prep?

you don't really win your division unless 2nd and 3rd place are too injured to take their spot on the podium
Getting used to the 6 minute rounds. Not sure if this one is gonna happen. We may be looking for one a bit more local. But it’s crazy how much just planning on competing ups the training.

I’ve been starting standing pretty much exclusively the last month and have gone from 4 minutes rounds to 6 to prep.
 

Filthy

Iowa Wrestling Champion
Jun 28, 2016
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Drained it once. It’s filled again about time for another.

I use my head a ton. Offensively a lot.
I was going to say "stop using your head as a weapon", it's either trying to get out or get in that fucks your ears.
I know a bunch of wrestlers that hate their ears, wish they would have taken care of it when they were younger.

you can put some Aquafor on your ears and neck (tops of your feet, depending on how you use your toes) to keep from abrading your skin and delaminating your cartilage.
 

Kingtony87

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Feb 2, 2016
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I was going to say "stop using your head as a weapon", it's either trying to get out or get in that fucks your ears.
I know a bunch of wrestlers that hate their ears, wish they would have taken care of it when they were younger.

you can put some Aquafor on your ears and neck (tops of your feet, depending on how you use your toes) to keep from abrading your skin and delaminating your cartilage.
feet aren't too bad. Occasionally I'll get mat burn or tear open the bottom of my dominant big toe. But yea I use my head a a lot to move my opponents head, body, and arms.
 

Filthy

Iowa Wrestling Champion
Jun 28, 2016
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feet aren't too bad. Occasionally I'll get mat burn or tear open the bottom of my dominant big toe. But yea I use my head a a lot to move my opponents head, body, and arms.
everybody goes through that phase, AKA "Bulldozer Blue Belt". I think maybe because we only know one or two ways to get to a better position or a submission, and our head is the only free appendage to move things. Eventually you figure out that wherever you put your head, you put your neck, and if someone is slick enough or sees it coming they'll choke the shit out of you. I think around the same time I started to figure out other paths or saw other openings...if you find yourself using your head, maybe let it be an indicator that you should be working on a transition.

Neck injuries from using your head are no joke, they can keep you off the mat for months.
 

Kingtony87

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Feb 2, 2016
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everybody goes through that phase, AKA "Bulldozer Blue Belt". I think maybe because we only know one or two ways to get to a better position or a submission, and our head is the only free appendage to move things. Eventually you figure out that wherever you put your head, you put your neck, and if someone is slick enough or sees it coming they'll choke the shit out of you. I think around the same time I started to figure out other paths or saw other openings...if you find yourself using your head, maybe let it be an indicator that you should be working on a transition.

Neck injuries from using your head are no joke, they can keep you off the mat for months.
Thanks for the info. I try to use it middle of the chest/to squish a face down from top/side control. That or to try and bait an Americana/arm triangle.
I’m bigger than most of my training partners though.

I have the gym tonight. I’ll be thinking for sure about it’s placing and try not to rely on it.
 

Kingtony87

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Feb 2, 2016
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Last week I pretty seriously injured my main training partner and friend starting standing. Definitely shook me up a bit. Hard to see throws and such and not think about it again. I was really getting into the groove starting from my feet. Not I’m Uber hesitant to go back there. Really had to fight to turn my aggression back on while rolling. Getting smushed and put into survival mode helped for sure.

Idk that I’m looking for advice or anything by felt like sharing. Anyone else experience anything similar?

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here’s a picture of his x ray. Ancle broke on the outside, tore his ligaments on the opposite side which caused his leg bones to separate like a chicken wing (his words) which the broke the smaller leg bone up the leg a bit.