The Shameful Saturday Megathread is an open forum for anyone to talk about:
A utter and complete failure from the previous week's training
An awkward situation you had on the mat
You were unintentionally being the stinky one that week
You forgot your pineapple at home
Or anything else that had you either face-palm or hang your head in shame. Have fun and go train!
My country has mandatory military service for all men. I am currently in the military and can barely train once a month. Does anyone have any experience coming off a long break? Did you get worse? Did you catch up from where you were? Please share your story.
Ps. Sorry for my english. Haven't written in a while.
Hey guys, Im trying to get into BJJ after 5 years of doing competitive weightlifting. The problem is im 5'3" and 140lbs (short and stocky ~15%bf). Ive been competing in international weightlifting competition for 4 years now and its not a passion anymore. Im hoping BJJ will be my new passion.
Im really worried that people wont train with me because of my size. Will this be a problem? Will people even train with someone too small and inexperienced?
Has anyone ever had this issue? I got hard while rolling with a (very attractive) girl yesterday. She didn’t say anything, I didn’t say anything but I’m very sure she noticed.
Also: Women of BJJ, would you feel embarrassed if that happened to you?
I started training 10 years ago in MMA but have had many "breaks" in between. The longest being almost a year. If i was being honest in total i have 6 plus years of experience due to my "breaks". How about you guys and girls i know im not alone.
Wow. I just watched the Quintet tournament video on YouTube and I was blown away. By far the most entertaining grappling tournament I’ve ever seen. Loved the blend of all different styles and the team aspect. If you love grappling please give it a watch. I don’t work for them in any way either. I would love to see this promotion in the US.
I got too comfortable casually fighting out of straight ankle locks, thinking it was only pain and not causing damage. Multiply this by a couple months of not tapping to them and having a sore lower calf. This led up to what appears to be a torn calf while trying to jump rope on the calf damaged by the straight ankle locks.
If it hurts, tap.
I had a rare disorder called torticollis where my neck was stiffened and my head was tilted to one side of my body with my right ear touching my right shoulder. I got cured of it when I was 9, my head is straight but I still have a somewhat stiff neck and occasional soreness. My family doctor always advises me to not get involved in sports with a lot of contact. Would training BJJ be safe on my neck?
Hi Everyone! Judo worlds is going on this week. Tomorrow 73kgs and 57kgs are competing. The four lighter weight classes were fought earlier this week.
You can watch all of this on Ippon.org. You can even watch specific matches after they've been fought. It starts streaming at 2 AM EST, but the finals will be going as you are waking up if you live in the States. You may need to use a VPN (I recommend the browser opera and setting the VPN to Asia), if you want to watch the finals and live in the states.
If you follow the r/Judo these are the same previews I wrote for there.
There are four Americans competing.
The Americans are in Pools B and D
The favorites here are Dorjursen (MGL), Receveaux (FRA), and Silva (BRA). Rafaela Silva is one of my favorite competitors in this weight category (she has an interesting life story and is also just plain scrappy). That said 2017 World champion Dorjursen is the world number one and has been on good form. Recevaux has beaten Silva every time they fought, but has a combined record against Dorjsuren of 1-7 (the lone win came in 2014). Dorjursen has traded wins back and forth with Silva, though has won the majority of their match ups. The deciding factor I think comes down to whether Silva beats Dorjursen in round 3. If that happens, I would bet Recevaux goes on to win this pool. It should be noted that Kim (KOR) and Nishanbayeva (KAZ) are both potential spoilers.
In the top quarter are three players worth watching. Stoll from Germany is a tough seoinage player and current world number 4. Also watch Karakas (HUN), who should face Stoll in the second round. This is of course depending on how her first match with the wild card that is drawing a player from PRK.. The interesting player to watch here is Miryam Roper (PAN). Roper was formally on the German national team, is a seasoned veteran on this level. Roper placed 5th at last years worlds. Amelia Fulgentes has a tough first round match against Lien (TPE). Lien beat Marti Malloy first round at the Rio Olympics. I would expect the winner of that match to on to face Smythe-Davis from Great Britain. Smythe-Davis has wins over Karakas, Stoll, and Roper. Pool C
Fun fact: Germany has two players in this category with the name Stoll. Yoshida (JPN) is going to win this quarter. That said she could be upset in the quarter finals by Kwon (KOR) who beat her in Paris last year in the. Nelson Levy from Israel is another one of the top seeds here, and has not previously fought Kwon. The winner between the Israeli and the Korean will contend with Yoshida in the quarter finals.
Some interesting matchups in this category. My personal favorite, for no other reason than I like to root for the Canadians, is Deguchi. Deguchi was originally from Japan but came over to fight for Canada. I believe she had a dual citizenship. She has been on a roll this year, winning three Grand Prix tournaments as well as Pan Ams. The Russian Konkina could be challenging should she get passed Dorvigny of Cuba.
The American Leilani Akiyama has a tough but manageable first round match against Gento from France. Gneto is an Olympic bronze medalist, but has been struggling the last few years to stay consistently in the top tier of the category. The winner here will end up fighting world number 3 Gjakova from Kosovo. Gjakova is the reigning European champion but has never beaten Gneto.
Pool A World number one and odds on favorite to win Soichi Hashimoto (JPN) is the top seed here. He has lost maybe four times on the international stage since 2015. He’s got an easy first round before an interesting second round.
Nick Delpopolo (USA) finished seventh in the London and Rio Olympics. His first two matches are against low tier players who he shouldn’t have too much trouble dispatching. This sets up a showdown with Hashimoto. Nick and Hashimoto have gone into overtime in both of their previous matches. While Hashimoto has won both matches, but none the less this should be an entertaining match to watch. The winner here could will have a difficult fight to get into the quarter final. While there’s no overwhelming favorite in this part of the quarter, Estrada from Cuba and Chaine from France are worth watching.
The other quarter has Gjakova from Kosovo, who is basically a human tank of a judoka. Gjakova is tough but will likely face a tough test in Antione Bouchard from Canada. The Pan American champion lost in their match up back in 2017.Smagulov (KZH) is the other clear favorite for this part of the quarter, ranked at number 11. He has a previous win over Gjakova from back in January.
Ganbaatar (MGL) and Van Tichelt (BEL) will fight each other early in the day. While Van Tichelt will be a test, Ganbaatar consistently beats him. Azoidis (GRE) is tough, but I would be surprised if he pulls an upset here. Ahn from Korea is something of an unknown in this quarter. Koreans are traditionally among the most dangerous draws at worlds, so watch him closely. Heydarov (AZE) picked up a great draw. I would be shocked if he doesn’t make it to the quarter finals. Expect him to face either Ahn or Ganbaatar.
You couldn’t pay me to fight this pool (actually yes you could but I digress). You have a lot of solid players packed into both quarters. Orujov (AZE) has a fairly manageable early draw. The match to watch for will be round 3 where he will face either Tsend-ochir (MGL) or the dark horse of the category, Fabio Basile of Italy. It sounds weird to say a reigning Olympic champion is the dark horse in a weight category, but Basile has recently moved up to 73kgs. If he could replicate the amazing form he was in in Rio, it would be really fun to see. That said expect to see Orujov in the quarter finals. One of the only people ever beat Hashimoto on the international sage is 2014 Junior World Champion An of South Korea. An is one of the most consistent players in the category. Their record against each other stands at 2-2. Alex Turner (USA) is in this quarter, and could face An in the third round. The other half of the quarter has no clear stand outs.
Interesting first round match up here between Butbul (ISR) and Macias (SWE). Macias is one of the favorites in the category but the Israeli is very dangerous. You also have Kim from North Korea and Mohammadi from Iran fighting each other first round. Either could be a dangerous match for Macias. 2012 Olympic Champion Shavdatuashvili has a decent draw in the other quarter. I would be surprised if he doesn’t fight Macias for a spot in the semi finals.
Please excuse spelling and grammar errors! I wrote this up rather last minute.
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