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  1. Thread: Neck Injury

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    Just a question, does this create an imbalance in...

    Just a question, does this create an imbalance in the neck muscles? (as in, what about the muscles at the back of the neck that raise the head?)
  2. As a beginner's syllabus I'd say: Closed guard...

    As a beginner's syllabus I'd say:

    Closed guard
    Top: Posture, grip fighting, staying mobile to defend, standing guard opening.
    Bottom: Posture breaking, grip fighting, keeping hips mobile, 1...
  3. Thread: gyms near N1?

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    London Fight Factory in old street (buses/tubes...

    London Fight Factory in old street (buses/tubes to pretty much anywhere in N1) www.londonfightfactory.com
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    It's the same thing really, it's a manipulation...

    It's the same thing really, it's a manipulation of reality by deleting the bits that make a person look embarrassing. It's a bit like playing a season on Fifa and re-loading the game every time you...
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    On tape you can send a highlight reel of your...

    On tape you can send a highlight reel of your greatest sweeps and rolls. In person, there's no way to hide from your instructor's eyes when your training partners maul you.
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    One thing I have always wondered about bjj neck...

    One thing I have always wondered about bjj neck exercises: surely they unbalance the neck muscles? I mean, I do all the ones that Simon mentions, but no-one has ever told me to do the reverse of the...
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    I have never trained with Roger or Braulio, so...

    I have never trained with Roger or Braulio, so this is in no way directed at them or their teaching ability. However, as noted above, there is a difference between the ability to teach and instruct...
  8. Simon, please don't think I mean disrespect in...

    Simon, please don't think I mean disrespect in what I'm saying. It's your academy and it is your teaching, I don't think anyone on here would seriously dream of telling you about what you "need" to...
  9. Because you'd be improving the art in general? ...

    Because you'd be improving the art in general?

    I imagine that if your student couldn't finish a student whom you taught a specific series of escapes, it would then drive your student to work on...
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    I had a private with him a couple of months ago....

    I had a private with him a couple of months ago. He is one of the best instructors I've ever met.
  11. I'm just gonna pipe up for my club here, but...

    I'm just gonna pipe up for my club here, but LFF's got a great head instructor (Marco Canha), beginner's only classes, 2/3 classes a day during the week (including early mornings and afternoons),...
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    Yeah, because the best thing to do when you're...

    Yeah, because the best thing to do when you're starting bjj is to get into the habit of taking revenge on training partners in a manner likely to cause them serious harm or injury.

    Grow up.
  13. Spazzing usually refers to people who have no...

    Spazzing usually refers to people who have no idea of what they're doing using all their energy in a dangerous manner, often with a complete lack of awareness of the injuries that they could inflict...
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    Quite hard to visualise from text, but since...

    Quite hard to visualise from text, but since wrist attacks are legit in bjj, you can "give" your opponent your shoulder then throw your arm over (of the same side being gripped) with the intention of...
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    LFF runs beginners, intermediates and mixed...

    LFF runs beginners, intermediates and mixed classes, so it's likely you'll find something to suit your level. The beginner's class focuses on basic positions/concepts, body movement and specific...
  16. Funny that, because my judo coach always warns us...

    Funny that, because my judo coach always warns us not to use throws in self defence since the police take a very dim view of it. Almost every judo throw or takedown is potentially lethal on a hard...
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    I trained there in 2008. It was $100 per month,...

    I trained there in 2008. It was $100 per month, more if you did the no-gi classes as well (there were 2 gi classes per day, 3 no gi classes per week, 1 mma class per day). It was all monthly, I don't...
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    The only work opportunities I can think of are...

    The only work opportunities I can think of are teaching english or working in a hostel for a free room. Either way, it makes more sense money wise to work in England and save the cash to spend there....
  19. Yeah but taking the back isn't a scoring position...

    Yeah but taking the back isn't a scoring position in judo, and judo has much stricter rules on touching the face, so go-to submissions like rear naked chokes are very difficult to do without getting...
  20. Thread: belt ego

    by jackmcd
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    His/her grammar is almost as good as some people...

    His/her grammar is almost as good as some people who recently stopped posting.
  21. Thread: Stories from

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    - Taking a 45 minute cab ride in Sao Paulo to...

    - Taking a 45 minute cab ride in Sao Paulo to find out the gym had moved and the place had become a restaurant.

    - Dropping by an academy in Belem (the mouth of the Amazon) and sweating more than I...
  22. Thread: Sound Basics

    by jackmcd
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    Saulo Ribeiro's book Jiu Jitsu university is...

    Saulo Ribeiro's book Jiu Jitsu university is great for basics, and incredible value for money. If you have some cash to burn, buy Joe Moreira's triplet of guard books. I'd suggest Saulo's first...
  23. Thread: belt standard

    by jackmcd
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    1) If at all possible, don't wear a gi covered in...

    1) If at all possible, don't wear a gi covered in the patches of your old academy (out of respect)
    2) Talk to the instructor and let him know where you come from
    3) Prepare for every person within...
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    Yeah I'd second that. I think I kinda wasted my...

    Yeah I'd second that. I think I kinda wasted my first year as a blue belt by not training smart (even though I was training 4-5 times a week).

    Personal tips from experience:
    Train a guard until...
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    No, not really, because with that logic you'd do...

    No, not really, because with that logic you'd do away with almost all critics everywhere on every subject. I didn't say anything personal, I just said that the video presented was pretty weak and...
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