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Almost 2.5 years into BJJ now. Loving it more than ever. I'm in a sweet spot right now where I can look up some concepts or techniques before going into the gym and be able to use them right away. I was a medium-speed learner...not the fastest, not the slowest.

It's awesome. It's like having cheat codes where I can look it up a move, submission, or technique, go try it on a white or lower blue belt, and it just works (sometimes with some input from a higher belt).

We have a really good white belt...athletic young 20s guy who's winning tournaments. He's a tough Canadian hockey player. I went for a baseball bat choke the other day on him. He had to defend it even though I knew I didn't have it set for the sub, so I transitioned to an armbar and tapped him. First time I've ever done that. Then yesterday I got the baseball bat choke on a fellow blue belt.

Things are starting to come together.

I also bought some MT shin guards the other day and have some gloves at home, so I plan on hitting the MT - MMA side of our gym a bit in the near future. I have a couple BJJ friends who go in for friendly sparring I trust. Pretty excited to learn more cheat codes and string some more superpowers.

I'm posting this (1) for any guys thinking about starting, and (2) as a thank you for the posts and threads I read for years on here before starting...not entirely sure I would have started BJJ without you guys (and Rogan of course).

Mid-30s and never felt more alive and in-tune with life than when I'm on the mat.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
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Fuck yeah do Muay Thai, super easy to learn.

I remember posting about doing 1000 MA classes and that isn't going to happen since I work so much now. If America does fall hopefully I'll be out of the country by then.

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Yesterday I had my first official kickboxing fight. I lost it. Edit: I'm the one in black!

Was all in all an amazing experience, at the end of the preparation training I was so worn out, nothing worked for my any more. Then I had about 10 days no training to full recover and feel incredible fit. Also learn a lot what I have to improve from the fight.

This was a smaller tournament so not in every class had be enough fighters, this lead to some mess up for me as well. I was waiting my class but then suddenly I hear my name, so I go up and they tell me that I have to fight.
My training was with all kicks, low, middle, high. The class where they put me had no low kicks. This sucked because because my kicking is bad. I worked hard on my low kicks and this was my game plan.
They call me and I see my opponent, was a big guy. I'm 77 kg ( 169 lbs) and this guy was about 120 kg ( 269 lbs). They put me in this strange beginner group up to heigh, not by weight. Because they hadn't enough people. So I see this big guy and have just a split decision if I fight or maybe don't have a fight at all this day. I say to may coach, I'm standing there, I fight. Screw that. I had no idea how skilled the other one was, just know he was a way more massive. Bring it on!

When the fight started I moved flexible with my strategy, be smooth, flexible, push kicks, punches, slide in and out. Then the guy simple push me, wasn't a hit, was really a push me away and I fall. My mind went total up, focus without see and notice anything from outside. Thinking: You don't push me around, you got the wrong one big fella. So I start to stand more grounded, more stable and go in. I fight him hard and gave him a hell of a fight. In this situation I forget to move to the side, forget to move in and out and since push kicks and side kicks are not for me, I forget them too. Anyway my pressure pay of and I cripple him. This was mostly by his own mistake. Still at the end he win, I lose. Was close and I consider it unfair consider the weight difference and how I did fight. He won by points, I won on the street. lol
One of his muscles get ruptured. He will remember this for a long time. The expression on his face also showed some shock over the fight. Seems like he one of those fighters that did get away by there pure mass in the training. For sure I'm the wrong guy to push around, even when you are bigger and stronger, I fight back!

Anyway after the fight I was only happy to gave him hell and not consider the point system at all. The day after my mind was more clear about all the errors. Score with push kicks, doge, side movements to change the angle and attack again. Only a few things that I can do I did apply. The state of my mind was strange, no up and down of emotion, only a strange focus and all thinking ability was gone. Therefore the things I could have done I didn't. Still proud to do such a thing with 35 years old, stand my ground against a way bigger one, take lessons that fighting bigger ones direct isn't smart and that for the future my mind keeps in an active focus to apply my game plan.

   

   

   

   

   

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^ I'm guessing you're the one in the black shirt?

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Youtube suggested me this :




I did some MT but never learned to knee kick like that ..
Definitely seems to work for her though.
04-21-2019 02:42 PM
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(04-21-2019 02:21 PM)Parzival Wrote:  Yesterday I had my first official kickboxing fight. I lost it. Edit: I'm the one in black!

Was all in all an amazing experience, at the end of the preparation training I was so worn out, nothing worked for my any more. Then I had about 10 days no training to full recover and feel incredible fit. Also learn a lot what I have to improve from the fight.

This was a smaller tournament so not in every class had be enough fighters, this lead to some mess up for me as well. I was waiting my class but then suddenly I hear my name, so I go up and they tell me that I have to fight.
My training was with all kicks, low, middle, high. The class where they put me had no low kicks. This sucked because because my kicking is bad. I worked hard on my low kicks and this was my game plan.
They call me and I see my opponent, was a big guy. I'm 77 kg ( 169 lbs) and this guy was about 120 kg ( 269 lbs). They put me in this strange beginner group up to heigh, not by weight. Because they hadn't enough people. So I see this big guy and have just a split decision if I fight or maybe don't have a fight at all this day. I say to may coach, I'm standing there, I fight. Screw that. I had no idea how skilled the other one was, just know he was a way more massive. Bring it on!

When the fight started I moved flexible with my strategy, be smooth, flexible, push kicks, punches, slide in and out. Then the guy simple push me, wasn't a hit, was really a push me away and I fall. My mind went total up, focus without see and notice anything from outside. Thinking: You don't push me around, you got the wrong one big fella. So I start to stand more grounded, more stable and go in. I fight him hard and gave him a hell of a fight. In this situation I forget to move to the side, forget to move in and out and since push kicks and side kicks are not for me, I forget them too. Anyway my pressure pay of and I cripple him. This was mostly by his own mistake. Still at the end he win, I lose. Was close and I consider it unfair consider the weight difference and how I did fight. He won by points, I won on the street. lol
One of his muscles get ruptured. He will remember this for a long time. The expression on his face also showed some shock over the fight. Seems like he one of those fighters that did get away by there pure mass in the training. For sure I'm the wrong guy to push around, even when you are bigger and stronger, I fight back!

Anyway after the fight I was only happy to gave him hell and not consider the point system at all. The day after my mind was more clear about all the errors. Score with push kicks, doge, side movements to change the angle and attack again. Only a few things that I can do I did apply. The state of my mind was strange, no up and down of emotion, only a strange focus and all thinking ability was gone. Therefore the things I could have done I didn't. Still proud to do such a thing with 35 years old, stand my ground against a way bigger one, take lessons that fighting bigger ones direct isn't smart and that for the future my mind keeps in an active focus to apply my game plan.

Awesome. Props, man. Doesn't matter if you lost even if the guy had been your size, you did something that 99% of guys don't have the balls to do.

I'm about 9 months into BJJ and kickboxing, training BJJ 3-4x and kickboxing 1-2x most weeks, feel like I'm getting a lot better at BJJ but it's sometimes hard to tell as it's a pretty small gym (maybe 15-20 regular students, typically 4-6 in class on any given night) and other than one guy who started at the same time I did and who is usually a fairly even match when we roll there actually isn't anyone who regularly comes in who doesn't have at least a year or so of experience on me. Want to do a competition and there are a few in my area coming up, will probably try to do one in the next few months.

On the kickboxing side, been sparring for about a month now--it's a hell of a lot of fun and still learning to get over the instinctive fear of getting hit and focusing on technique (both offensive and defensive). There's also no better release from a day of staring at a fucking computer screen and dealing with a globohomo corporate job than beating the fuck out of a heavy bag, especially if you leave work early to go do it.

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(04-21-2019 02:42 PM)Oberrheiner Wrote:  Youtube suggested me this :




I did some MT but never learned to knee kick like that ..
Definitely seems to work for her though.

Knees and elbows are woefully underutilized, even in MT.

People thing of them as a clinch move, but a straight knee properly executed should have a greater range than your opponents right cross.

It's crazy that western striking basically devolved into using the most fragile bodypart (hands) and ignoring the bludgeoning weapon that is a knee or elbow.
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Took part in another tournament. This time I had fights in my weight class, 2 fights. Lost both, with the other tournament I now have 3 official fights and lost all 3 of them. Always close but lost. Have to figure out what to do with this. Amazing experience overall and show me what I'm good at and what I'm missing. Need more stamina, more moving and more drive to attack. The biggest struggle is the mind. Have no intention to hurt at all and there was no drive for aggressive win. Like a trigger that I could not switch. Taken all the hits and kicks, counter and so on, also attack. In a way I feel limited by the rules since in a street fight the mind is set up for survive, here its a game.
To adjust my training I will adapt the things that I had missing, more moving, keep on the hits and kicks. The fight is only over when the referee stops or time is out. Also attack more driven forward. In a way I'm also to stiff, feels like no power behind everything.

Will I to more tournaments? Hard question since the last one was so hard, not by the fights. Drive about 1,5 hours to weight in the morning and then wait 10 hours. This all for the possibility of one or two fights? And this was one of the closer tournaments. I hear stories where people arrive the day before, sleep in a hotel and then there is no one to fight. Also be honest with 35 it sucks to dedicate all my time to the training. I enjoy 3x the gym and 3x the kickboxing but for the next level I need to do a lot more endurance training. And in all those years I get a blue eye, normal I take care of my guard. Working in sales and visit customers haha
Anyway, I will improve my training till I feel I made it to the next level, then maybe I will have some more fights. For my pride some win would be nice. For my ability of fighting and the learnings the defeat is maybe even better, make me consider what made me lose. A slight win can lead to the believe, well I did win and it was fine, nothing to improve.

To win in a tournament or win the fights by rules would be great for the pride and show some skills. What made me more into the material way is the mindset behind, the warrior spirit and that why I also try to become stronger. When I had encounters with aggressive people I was ready to finish them, this mindset wasn't there in the tournament. It was light contact, so no full contact and I'm well aware that in a full contact fight I still miss some skills. So against some random people yeah I will have a chance, also against people that are skilled but lack the mindset. The way of martial arts lead me also to a way that I do not have to fight or had any negative encounters with people in the last decade. The fight you don't have to fight is the best one, but I try to train to be able to stand my ground and defend me for the worst case. There is always you can do more but thats life. I have other priorities too, so be a decent fighter and not top elite is ok. Seek for self improvement for the life I have.

We will stand tall in the sunshine
With the truth upon our side
And if we have to go alone
We'll go alone with pride


For us, these conflicts can be resolved by appeal to the deeply ingrained higher principle embodied in the law, that individuals have the right (within defined limits) to choose how to live. But this Western notion of individualism and tolerance is by no means a conception in all cultures. - Theodore Dalrymple
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