did RJD say he 16 stones? Cos I'm 16 and my gut aint as big as his. Not Knocking him but looking at the vid he don't look like he 16stones
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The only bars i go to are Arm Bars, Knee Bars and a Mars Bar
Back to the original question regarding the video.
A belt is a form of regonition from an insructor/coach to their student. It is not for me to question who should get awarded what.
Eg. A woman recieves a Blue Belt after twelve months of training despite not really being at that level yet. Should people question the coaches judgement and kick up a stink slagging her off in class or on forums?....
Knowing that she had been raped and came to confront her fears, try to develop some self defense skills, consistantly roll with larger men all the time whilst recovering psychologically from this trauma certainly changes your perspective of this belt being awarded. She sure as hell earnt it in my eyes and I completely agree with her coach awarding it to her.
A belt doesn't necessarily mark a skill level. Many people get into BJJ or Martial Arts for many different reasons. Yes there are alot of performance based/competition based clubs arounds and this is what they use as their yard stick. That's fine. That is the relationship between that instructor and that student and you generally go to a competition team/club because you want to compete, so the student knows what they are in for. But like I said, I can't judge why any person gets awarded their belt. I don't know their goals or what they have had to over come to get there, and I don't know what their coaches 'yard stick' is. Every coach has their own criteria.
BJJ can be for everyone.
i think belts have to be awarded according to actual ability to execute techniques under pressure - this to me is a fundamental difference between bjj and other martial arts and one of the reasons it is so effective in comparison...
bjj can be for everyone, but blue belts should only be for blue belts...
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I can see what I would regard as a few minor improvements that can be made. However, I can't see a multitude of mistakes that would render the techniques ineffective. Please help, I would be genuinely interested.
Last edited by bomberh; 09-12-2010 at 07:48 PM.