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  1. Thread: Training Mask

    by zippy
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    There is some evidence that it strengthens the...

    There is some evidence that it strengthens the intercostal muscles which help when breathing under the weight of a person. Also the power breath has some (limited) studies and this acts in the same...
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    Steve Campbell is quality and as already been...

    Steve Campbell is quality and as already been said hes one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet.
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    I just take them off anyway.

    I just take them off anyway.
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    Rewards:- keeping fit, learning skills, good...

    Rewards:- keeping fit, learning skills, good training partners, team work, friendship, real abilities and opportunities to train with some of the finest grapplers in the world.
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    Very disrespectful to a fine athlete of our sport.

    Very disrespectful to a fine athlete of our sport.
  6. Think some people do belt chase but im guessing...

    Think some people do belt chase but im guessing this is a minority. Because I dont see a black belt as often as I once did Iv gone back to my white belt. With work commitments, keeping my training...
  7. Well done mate, you deserve your promotion, iv...

    Well done mate, you deserve your promotion, iv seen you work hard for BJJ in the uk and your often not given the credit you deserve. Keep going mate and congats.
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    I take it you would not train under Ze Radiola...

    I take it you would not train under Ze Radiola then if you had the opportunity, since he does not have a prolific competition record of his own and yet look at the competitors that have come out of...
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    Competition results dont equal good instruction...

    Competition results dont equal good instruction and vice versa. There will be great instructors which will never do well in comps and there will be excellents comp fighters who are not great...
  10. Sorry I have not replied to this as iv been away...

    Sorry I have not replied to this as iv been away and could not get a connection. I think there is some strong team mentaility in some of the sports you have mentioned and iv definitley seen it in the...
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    Iv worked with some of the Hyde MMA guys, who...

    Iv worked with some of the Hyde MMA guys, who Alan has brought down to my place and I have to say they have all been very professional and hard working individuals. They have a strong training ethic...
  12. If its not a team you believe in then try...

    If its not a team you believe in then try training on your own without one and see how far you get! You need training partners and people loyal enough to you to help your game come along, to give...
  13. Loyalty is a two way system. If your instructor...

    Loyalty is a two way system. If your instructor is loyal enough to you to teach you and individualise what you learn and put in the many hours to help you why should you not be loyal back? If you...
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    There is Steve Canpbells place not that far out...

    There is Steve Canpbells place not that far out of central Manchester, that would be worth a visit.
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    Im getting one a size too small for me, hitting...

    Im getting one a size too small for me, hitting the gym after taking shit loads of roids. I will get respect wherever I go then and to back up my MMA knowledge iv watched Kimbo Slice on you tube, he...
  16. i get all mine to call me "oh mighty one" or...

    i get all mine to call me "oh mighty one" or "lord", its not caught on that well though and they just seem to shout "oi cock head"
  17. Have trained with colin and had the pleasure of...

    Have trained with colin and had the pleasure of him destroying me (in a nice way) during rolling, I can recommend that anyone who has chance to train with this guy should do. Hes a top instructor and...
  18. to me an advanced technique is the basics so fine...

    to me an advanced technique is the basics so fine tuned and timed that they are very difficult to stop. How many times has Roger Gracie used something very basic to win matches, yet his basics are...
  19. Thread: Stripes?

    by zippy
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    I wish I could have had a midnight blue belt,...

    I wish I could have had a midnight blue belt, feel iv missed out.
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    Gareth is awesome and will help you no end and...

    Gareth is awesome and will help you no end and Victor needs no introduction anyone who knows about BJJ will know the name Victor.
  21. Thread: belt standard

    by zippy
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    Age does take its effect thats for sure, as i get...

    Age does take its effect thats for sure, as i get older i may be getting more technical, but the conditioning, strength, speed etc. are slipping at the same time whether i like it or not (and i dont...
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    Agree but age will make a difference as will...

    Agree but age will make a difference as will countless other factors. The point I'm trying (unsuccessfully so far) to make is that why are we even having this discussion when we don't have the...
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    Think you have missed the point. The fact is...

    Think you have missed the point. The fact is there are so many factors to take into consideration that this whole discussion about what constitutes a certain grade is pointless. Leave it to those...
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    What I look for in a blue belt is Lagarto to say...

    What I look for in a blue belt is Lagarto to say they are a blue belt and that's the same with all the other belts. My job is really easy, I just have to train hard. And when and if I'm good enough...
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    So the highest grade will always be the world...

    So the highest grade will always be the world champion in that weight category!!! And as you get older, ill and less reactive then you are reduced grades or does everyone automatically jump grades...
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