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    Great fight Jay, looks like you had a blast!

    Great fight Jay, looks like you had a blast!
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    Agree with Ryan, not a great example but it put...

    Agree with Ryan, not a great example but it put him past the guard and on top because of it.

    Form follows function. For me the essence of the takedown is what it does not what it looks like.
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  3. I bought some expensive mats a while ago and the...

    I bought some expensive mats a while ago and the cover started to bubble. I'm assuming that the company are not looking to accept responsibility for a manufacturing flaw as they told me never to mop...
  4. Damn, I thought there was a Machado school :0( oh...

    Damn, I thought there was a Machado school :0( oh well....
  5. Well done to all the Combat Base guys. Male...

    Well done to all the Combat Base guys.

    Male adult white belt under 70kg winner from Machado? Where is the Machado school?

    Thanks
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    Roger and Drysdale out of ADCC

    According to Facebook
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    Royce lost in mma, so did Renzo, so did JJ...

    Royce lost in mma, so did Renzo, so did JJ Machado, so did Marcelo Garcia, don't think I need to go on. Everyone loses at some point, big deal. We are all still training BJJ.

    Was good to read...
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    New black and brown belts @ Combat Base

    Huge congrats to one of our longest serving students and a true ambassador for CB and BJJ in general, Steve Muckle, who was awarded his black belt today. Combat Base North East was the first CB...
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    Cheating? No, it doesn't say in any rules...

    Cheating? No, it doesn't say in any rules anywhere that you can't use attributes, we all do it but Rob T nailed it, use strength with technique not in place of it. The simple reason being that if you...
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    So what about "better than his performances...

    So what about "better than his performances suggest" is this one of those situations where a guy can't perform under pressure and leaves it in the gym?
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    I think that is as good an answer as the question...

    I think that is as good an answer as the question warrants Simon, absolutely everything is relative. An example of this is taken direct from our grading requirements on our website:

    "if you can...
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    Another question regarding performance

    Got an hour to kill so here goes.

    Just listening to Talk Sport (told you I had time to kill) and they said that a particular cricketer was "better than his performances suggest" which reminded me...
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    Gone off on a bit of a tangent from my op but the...

    Gone off on a bit of a tangent from my op but the general consensus seems to be that an instructor should have competitive experience which obviously makes perfect sense.

    By the same token if you...
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    And in most other sports, behind every sporting...

    And in most other sports, behind every sporting legend there is a coach that didn't achieve that much as a competitor.
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    Yes, pretty much. If you were training with an...

    Yes, pretty much. If you were training with an instructor who competed and he lost, would you leave? A simple question over complicated, just trying to dispel one of the many myths.
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    I've found geography has a lot to do with it. Out...

    I've found geography has a lot to do with it. Out of interest where do you train and what attracted you to that particular academy.
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    Question for everyone

    I just read another post that 'some instructors don't compete because they are scared that if they lose their students will leave them'

    I've read this assumption soooooo many times before and...
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    The exam analogy is interesting, if you were to...

    The exam analogy is interesting, if you were to employ someone would you go for the guy that aced the test because he can handle application under pressure or would you choose the guy that failed...
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    With this and your Saulo post maybe I...

    With this and your Saulo post maybe I misunderstood what you meant by just as good, just as good as what actual aspect?

    As Jiu Jitsu level is usually based on your ability to execute your...
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    double post

    double post
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    That's a good question. For me though you...

    That's a good question.

    For me though you can't really compare.

    Someone in the gym is rolling with friends and team mates in a relaxed atmosphere.

    Competition has you having to deal with...
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    I like most of his half guard structure too but...

    I like most of his half guard structure too but how do you equate his system to being effective? I can't think of too many instances where his system has been used effectively in any kind of...
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    Without knowing the details of the brown belt...

    Without knowing the details of the brown belt leaving the black belt, if it was just a case of wanting to do their own thing then it is quite short sighted as the brown belt can't get any higher...
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    Can a brown belt grade a student

    It's happened a lot? You get a lot of people generalising about instructors always being interested in money and nothing else whereas if you ask most of the people I know that have run a club for a...
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    San Gokui

    Wow, that's a blast from the past. What make's you ask now?

    I was told by a Japanese speaker that San Gokui means 'three main points' as mentioned above or could be 'three principles'

    How this...
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