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Turning knees inward to pass.... help?

I play a lot of open guard and have had the pleasure of training with a few really high level black belts that turned their knees inwards when setting up their passes. The angles they were creating with their knees made it very difficult if not impossible for me to setup a guard. I've literally only seen 3 guys ever do this out of rolling with lots of black belts.

I asked them a few questions about it but didn't really get anything insightful out of it, and I am worried in that trying to play around with it on my own I may injure my knee. In fact one guy said he didn't know how to do it properly at first and ended up hurting his knee on an occasion doing it (he said you also have to turn your hip in, not just your knee)

Does anyone have a resource or a video that walks through the fundamentals of using odd angles in your knee to offset the opponent from establishing guard? I found a mendes brothers video about it but it was all in portuguese.

Thank you.

Edit: Mendes bros video which I believe goes over the concepts is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5emOSBj6Vb0

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How I am choosing to be driven. 10+ years of study in myself and the world to come to this.

I tried to TLDR it but in point form it didn't really make an impact. I'll try to make this brief, but this is 10+ years of work. I'm very successful now with my own business from working pay cheque to pay cheque in 3 years time. If I could go into all the revelations that brought me to this below understanding, it would be three times as long.

Hope you enjoy.

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I run my own martial arts business. I abandoned a toxic environment to take a shot at my dream. Nobody believed I could do it, I did. During that time period I was extremely positive and driven to succeed. I believed nobody could stop me and felt supremely confident. If you looked at my life on paper, it wasn't supposed to happen. I was supposed to work a grueling life in a job I hated until I was dead. It didn't happen. Why? Strong mind. I was also taking cold showers if that helps....

Once I accomplished my goals and became successful, I started to slip again.

Over the years I've had a little tiny voice in my head that periodically doubts me and fixates negatively on death, the past, and above all else makes me lazy. When I smoke marijuana it sometimes becomes the only voice in my head and it tricks me into believing that voice is who I am.

All these 'bad highs' were teaching me something I didn't realize - I need to conquer this voice as it holds me back. Even if it's not always loud, it will whisper when I'm open for manipulation.

I have read about, meditated and processed thoughts on not being the mind. I've done meditations on seeing the mind as object and identifying with the self. It works for a bit, but in the cluster of life and new (hopefully) healthy desires I can soon forget.

There is a never ending discovery of things I need to work on in myself. It's almost exhausting trying to heal yourself.

The best I got to was a daily mantra of 'every thought is irrelevant' and while it did work to get to a higher state of awareness, I wasn't really accomplishing anything, just floating. Seeing the mind like does help but suspends life. Then life moves on, I forget and I'm back to where I started.

My revelation today was that I need to see my mind as two types of mind to truly use the mind to its potential instead of periodically being abused by it.

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So my theory is strong thinking vs weak thinking.

During thought loops I think "Am I in a weak mind (or weak thinking pattern) right now?" if so, channel strong mind, shut down weak mind.

---

I have spent years watching in my mind what is negative mind vs positive mind (or weak/strong)

My best broad description is this, which is the channeling I did to battle my way out of a full blown panic attack.

--

Imagine you are in medieval times as an army of 100.

You stumble upon an army of 1000 men.

A truly unstoppable force and battle is unavoidable as they are running towards you.

Do you lay down your arms, weeping as you give up and and just accept a terrible death or summon the courage, focus and lack of concern for morality to storm the battle field to fight as hard as you can with losing not entering your mind?

What would it feel like to be those 100 men who charged the 1000 with no fear?

What if you approached life that way?

That is strong mind.

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Weak mind is there when I want to quit a hard workout, thinks about death of myself and loved ones, wishes I had a better childhood, thinks I missed out by not having a father, thinks negative about other people and focuses on the past among other things. Weak mind wants me to suffer as if it's going to help me with something. It helps with nothing.

Strong mind is there when I push through a hard workout I never thought I could do, focused, believes I can do anything because I have already did things I never thought imaginable, it's super positive, high energy, sets goals, works hard without any break and feeling of being burned out.

The problem is a lot of people, including myself, forget that we have a choice. It might have been years since they truly experienced 'strong mind'.

You have to channel into strong mind and literally visualize it choking out weak mind whenever you get lost in your thought loops about death, etc.

---

So how do we cultivate strong mind?

Exercise. Do it hard. It feels great to push your limits.

Setting goals and accomplishing things. It feels so good to truly be productive.

Being truly present in the moment. Go deep into your experience. How many of us still drive at 10 and 2 as if it was our first time driving? Really get fully into the experience.

Limiting the use of technology which does not serve our learning and goals (Facebook, porn, video games, pointless tv series)

Get rid of everything that does not truly serve your positive well being. Gossip, toxic people and relationships. Strong mind is that voice that finally makes you ditch toxic people.

-------------

How do we support weak mind?

Accomplish little outside work (if its a job we just do for money and wish we were doing something else)

Set no personal goals.

Spend our time doing secondary activity such as excessive porn and videogames, and any activity that produces guilt and does not serve our healthy well being.

For example, I only work 3 hours a night most nights. If I do nothing all day other than work those 3 hours, just fart around the house, after a few days I feel terrible. Then I truly apply myself to spend those next 3 days super busy and productive, and feel amazing.

Now when I start thinking about negative things, I channel positive mind and for lack of a better term, slap negative mind in the face, imagining I am those 100 warriors charging in.

I've tried being enlightened, I was just floating at best, anxiety at my worst. I now have a choice.

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Strong mind vs Weak mind (My work is done)

I tried to TLDR it but in point form it didn't really make an impact. I'll try to make this brief, but this is 10+ years of work.

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I run my own martial arts business. I abandoned a toxic environment to take a shot at my dream. Nobody believed I could do it, I did. During that time period I was extremely positive and driven to succeed. I believed nobody could stop me and felt supremely confident. If you looked at my life on paper, it wasn't supposed to happen. I was supposed to work a grueling life in a job I hated until I was dead. It didn't happen. Why? Strong mind. I was also taking cold showers if that helps....

Once I accomplished my goals and became successful, I started to slip again.

Over the years I've had a little tiny voice in my head that periodically doubts me and fixates negatively on death, the past, and above all else makes me lazy. When I smoke marijuana it sometimes becomes the only voice in my head and it tricks me into believing that voice is who I am.

All these 'bad highs' were teaching me something I didn't realize - I need to conquer this voice as it holds me back. Even if it's not always loud, it will whisper when I'm open for manipulation.

I have read about, meditated and processed thoughts on not being the mind. I've done meditations on seeing the mind as object and identifying with the self. It works for a bit, but in the cluster of life and new (hopefully) healthy desires I can soon forget.

There is a never ending discovery of things I need to work on in myself. It's almost exhausting trying to heal yourself.

The best I got to was a daily mantra of 'every thought is irrelevant' and while it did work to get to a higher state of awareness, I wasn't really accomplishing anything, just floating. Seeing the mind like does help but suspends life. Then life moves on, I forget and I'm back to where I started.

My revelation today was that I need to see my mind as two types of mind to truly use the mind to its potential instead of periodically being abused by it.

---

So my theory is strong thinking vs weak thinking.

During thought loops I think "Am I in a weak mind (or weak thinking pattern) right now?" if so, channel strong mind, shut down weak mind.

---

I have spent years watching in my mind what is negative mind vs positive mind (or weak/strong)

My best broad description is this, which is the channeling I did to battle my way out of a full blown panic attack.

--

Imagine you are in medieval times as an army of 100.

You stumble upon an army of 1000 men.

A truly unstoppable force and battle is unavoidable as they are running towards you.

Do you lay down your arms, weeping as you give up and and just accept a terrible death or summon the courage, focus and lack of concern for morality to storm the battle field to fight as hard as you can with losing not entering your mind?

What would it feel like to be those 100 men who charged the 1000 with no fear?

What if you approached life that way?

That is strong mind.

------

Weak mind is there when I want to quit a hard workout, thinks about death of myself and loved ones, wishes I had a better childhood, thinks I missed out by not having a father, thinks negative about other people and focuses on the past among other things. Weak mind wants me to suffer as if it's going to help me with something. It helps with nothing.

Strong mind is there when I push through a hard workout I never thought I could do, focused, believes I can do anything because I have already did things I never thought imaginable, it's super positive, high energy, sets goals, works hard without any break and feeling of being burned out.

The problem is a lot of people, including myself, forget that we have a choice. It might have been years since they truly experienced 'strong mind'.

You have to channel into strong mind and literally visualize it choking out weak mind whenever you get lost in your thought loops about death, etc.

---

So how do we cultivate strong mind?

Exercise. Do it hard. It feels great to push your limits.

Setting goals and accomplishing things. It feels so good to truly be productive.

Being truly present in the moment. Go deep into your experience. How many of us still drive at 10 and 2 as if it was our first time driving? Really get fully into the experience.

Limiting the use of technology which does not serve our learning and goals (Facebook, porn, video games, pointless tv series)

Get rid of everything that does not truly serve your positive well being. Gossip, toxic people and relationships. Strong mind is that voice that finally makes you ditch toxic people.

-------------

How do we support weak mind?

Accomplish little outside work (if its a job we just do for money and wish we were doing something else)

Set no personal goals.

Spend our time doing secondary activity such as excessive porn and videogames, and any activity that produces guilt and does not serve our healthy well being.

For example, I only work 3 hours a night most nights. If I do nothing all day other than work those 3 hours, just fart around the house, after a few days I feel terrible. Then I truly apply myself to spend those next 3 days super busy and productive, and feel amazing.

Now when I start thinking about negative things, I channel positive mind and for lack of a better term, slap negative mind in the face, imagining I am those 100 warriors charging in.

I've tried being enlightened, I was just floating at best, anxiety at my worst. I now have a choice.

What is the significance of this particular Gi supposed to be?

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Original Poster30 points · 21 days ago

Sold for years as the first inexpensive legitimate hemp gi. Gi was very soft so nobody doubted it. Owner of real hemp gi company ran tests on it, 0% hemp. Company issues refund to everyone and shortly goes out of business there after.

13 points · 26 days ago

Damn I love Firas but he's saying a lot of questionable things. Checkmat and ATOS are famous for very hard warmups and intense practices everyday and they consistently produce world champions. His claim that no BJJ champion warms up hard don't exactly hold up.

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They are all on juice that’s why they can train that hard every day. At the club I’m at I train the hardest out of everyone. I went and visited a top club for a week, my body couldn’t hold up on five days of two a days, I was destroyed and needed some serious time off to recover. I couldn’t imagine doing that every single day forever unless I was on juice.

Shitty to drag Roberto into this. Use his dads photo if it’s about him

Roberto's dad is intense as fuck. Every tournament I've seen them at he's screaming "MATALO! MATALO!" ... Kill him! Kill him!

Eesh.

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I was at a camp he was in. Drilled techniques as if he was sparring. Almost got partnered with him. Ran away quickly.

No idea why they had to fly them to stand in front of the pyramids

Will this be the post card we send other planets

His dicks probably bigger than her

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What if that’s his dick

I was in a situation like this before for many years. We had an up and down relationship.

I said I’m going to do my own thing for six months and then if it’s not better, break up.

I stopped caring, started going out more, didn’t bother asking for sex, started working out and seeing my friends more often.

I was super nice around her and was still a gentlemen but I acted as if I was no longer hanging off of her for a chance of a half enthusiastic blowjob.

I changed my attitude, I wouldn’t ever be negative or argue and acted like I was super positive and engaging in the world.

Within like 2 months she was hanging off of me. When we finally started having sex again I’d go full throttle but wouldn’t hang on her after like some love puppy, I would just go about my day.

It drove her crazy and the sex life improved dramatically

Only problem was I realized I could do better and left her.

we use a leaf blower into the corner then vacuum it up

If I got this question I would say something similar

Can you take a better photo of it square I would love to poster this

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The senses create everything.

Would we watch porn if we could not see and could not hear?

Now think of your sexual preferences and rituals.

Would we have those if we couldn't see and couldn't hear?

How would you choose your sexual partner if you could not see?

If you were blind and a paraplegic, would you hear god?

How would we treat people if we couldn't see/no visual data?

Would we feel as much anxiety if we couldn't see if people were attractive or not?

Think about your attachment to screens (videogames, social media, tv, youtube, internet)

Would those be as strong if you couldn't see (I know blind people use computers, but would the addiction be the same? [let's imagine it wouldn't be])

The senses really create everything and behind those senses is our true being.

This was truly a meme fight. Loved every second of it.

I love how the mendes bros commented and added in something about Shane Hill getting screwed vs Cobrinha last year. The Cobrinha-Gui Mendes beef is deep

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The mendes brothers always dig their own grave with this shit. Always publicly bashing cobrinha lol it’s really pitiful that someone as great as the mendes bros and their forced branding has to stoop to that level even after they are retired.

In the next 5-15 years ibjjf will be less relevant than it once was. this is much like trying to put Walmart out of business unfortunately. Not going to happen.

298 points · 1 month ago

Imagine looking across the ring and seeing that the only thing stopping a 300 pound juiced-up albino gorilla from murdering you is Steve Mazzagatti.

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HOOK EM UP.

Whitebelts beware. You will pull the guy right into blowing out your knee or if you are lucky, mount.

Why is it on books?

If it’s one thing the Jiu Jitsu community needs its, its keychains, bracelets or badges.

Anderson's been getting shat on recently and idiots are saying his legacy is erased by him popping in his 40s post-USADA. Like, yeah that's a bad look and probably means he was juicing in his prime too, but his prime was in the pre-USADA wild, wild west. He fought guys like TRTitor, Chael, Marquardt, Hendo, Bonnar, etc. Chael had a 17:1 T/E ratio in this fight. He fought far more juiced up guys, his playing field was level or still slanted against him.

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He fought a semi juiced vitor but not trtor

The font looks like a knock off tatami, and tatami is already a terrible quality brand. It’s like ecko/Exco.

And most lower price range brands do smaller logos for better client acquisition. Look into it. I personally think the logos being that big are a deal breaker- especially on the gis

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Where is the red belt documentary

Never forget

I think it’s a bullshit technique that people use either for fun or because they can’t escape side control or play guard (guys who grab it from the bottom and roll over when passed, on top it’s good) Any time someone gets me in it I just hold side control, secure their hip, rest through their thrashing to roll over, and wait for their grip to burn out.

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