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ONE guy who happens to be good at Jiu Jitsu saying something and the dolts come out in full support because you can't fall back on "Yeah, but he sucks" as a counter argument.

In my experience 99.9% of the people who complain about IBJJF, the rules for safety, <insert sport rule here>, have BRUTAL jiu jitsu and are looking for an excuse instead of working harder at actually becoming good. This was the same type of talk with people complaining about the GI and that No Gi was the best. Thank god that talk died out, it was a dark time jiu jitsu talk on the internet.

There are enough tournaments, super fights, etc now that you don't need to compete in IBJJF - if you don't like it, don't compete. Pretty simple. Go get your knee blown out at another tournament.

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I've been teaching kids for 3 years and came to this epiphany last night.

Start them young. 3 and 4.

Why

Because the older the kids get, the more likely they are already well established in another activity such as football, soccer, another martial art -- and won't quit.

If your aim is to get kids 7-12, its slim pickings, especially if there are competitive gyms out there.

Acquire them early and you make a customer for life.

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Actually the best tip is to run the kid's class at the same time as the adults class. Then you get more adults that are able to go because they can just bring their kids.

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Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

As a guy who left a club because the kids trained at the same time as the adults, thats a bad idea. if they are over 10, ok, as long as the kid doesn't run around like an idiot

Im 200 pounds and just did 10 rounds with the 7 year old kids in our kids class

I have no idea how you can hurt a kid unless you are a maniac.

Hey JT,

Wondering if you can please post a walk through of how to pass by turning your hip and knee at awkward angles so the opponent cannot set up hooks with their feet and where to go from there? I saw a lot of high level guys doing this but can't find anything of it in english.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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Original Poster28 points · 2 months 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.

IMAGINE IF THAT WAS HIS EYE!! OMG!

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

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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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.

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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.

301 points · 3 months 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.

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