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Seamus
02-10-2011, 05:33 AM
hey guys,

i dont have an ego and i dont mind getting tapped at all but 1 thing that is starting to frustrate me is i keep forgetting the simple but crucial things in like triangles, amrbars and omaplatas too name but a few haha but its coming to a stage where im like fuck this! im only in it about 2 months so i know these things take time and repition but has anyone got any hints or tips or advice would be gratefully appreciated.
kthx! :D



-"I may win i may lose but im never defeated"

Justin W.
02-10-2011, 07:03 AM
When doing anything new, you always have to first work on the foundation. From there, build. The beginning of anything always sucks and the thing that keeps you in it through this tough period is passion for whatever you're doing, not dominating or even making it competitive. Once you've got your foundation, that's where it gets really fun and creative. If just going to gym and sucking is not enough for you right now, perhaps BJJ is not for you. Just my opinion.

Some tips on learning techniques would be to watch the simplest explanation of the most basic moves (Matt Serra has an excellent DVD for this). Once you've at least memorized that, then look up a bunch of videos of different instructors explaining the particular move and be aware of any small detail that the other videos may have left out. Just continue to repeat this process and build on the techniques. Black Belts use the same moves White Belts use, they just have a more complete understanding of them. Also, things like flexibility, strength and cardio are huge.

Adam Farnsler
02-10-2011, 07:07 AM
i know how you felt and still feel... like anything it comes with alot of work... if you give up on yourself now you will just hate yourself later. just keep working your hardest remember even the best had to start as a white belt

Scott Yockel
02-10-2011, 07:28 AM
-"I may win i may lose but im never defeated" maybe you should believe in your quote alittle more.

Jonathan Wylie
02-10-2011, 07:40 AM
You should probably just give up now.

apu
02-10-2011, 07:41 AM
For the first year I spent my time learning the basics. I learned to control my tempo and not get frustrated when getting dominated. I was told that this is the progression: survive, escape, sweep, control, submit (in that order). I didn't worry about tapping anyone for the first few months. I spent all my time learning to survive. I roll with guys that are 50 - 60 lbs heavier and ape strong, but they can't submit me (yet). I have survive and escape pretty good and continuing to improve. Now I am working on making my sweeps work. I know a few of them and can do them in drills, but when I roll they don't work as advertised :-) Now I am focusing on how to get to work for me. If I get the sweep then I go to control the person and then finally submit them.
I would advise you to make sure you know your basics first (i.e. body positions, basic transitions, etc), and learn how your body works for and against you.

Jonathan Wylie
02-10-2011, 07:50 AM
I don't want to seem to cynical so let me try to give you a list of things you can master in two months:
wal-mart greeter
checkers
a lot of video games if you play 8hrs a day every day
tying your shoes
......if none of those sound appealing let me know I'll try to come up with some more.

Justin W.
02-10-2011, 07:53 AM
I don't want to seem to cynical so let me try to give you a list of things you can master in two months:
wal-mart greeter
checkers
a lot of video games if you play 8hrs a day every day
tying your shoes
......if none of those sound appealing let me know I'll try to come up with some more.

that didn't sound cynical at all lol

Jonathan Wylie
02-10-2011, 07:56 AM
You might find this an interesting read.
http://www.10thplanetjj.com/threads/3306-There-is-no-magic-pill

Seamus
02-10-2011, 08:21 AM
ok great stuff lads thanks for the advice, and im not for a second gonna give up i know its gonna all come together the more i work on it and i dont give a shit about being tapped i get tapped all the time its just getting the technique wrong alot was freaking me out abit..

anyways thanks again =]

Adam Farnsler
02-10-2011, 08:51 AM
I don't want to seem to cynical so let me try to give you a list of things you can master in two months:
wal-mart greeter
checkers
a lot of video games if you play 8hrs a day every day
tying your shoes
......if none of those sound appealing let me know I'll try to come up with some more.

hahahaha lmao when i read this haha

Jason Hyatt
02-10-2011, 11:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JsEOI5sLRM

Art "ART OF WAR" Belarde
02-10-2011, 01:32 PM
If it was easy to get good everyone would do it. Keep at it... You will get there.

Mike Noronowicz
02-10-2011, 01:59 PM
practice , be patient , do your drills ..it took me almost a year to get the armbar right and i still have struggles , don't worry you are not the only one

Seamus
02-10-2011, 03:38 PM
thanks again, im just back from trainin there had a great session i must have tapped 27 times but when i was rollin in my head i knew what i was going for and saw options, i nearly got a guy in triangle jus couldnt finish at the end and he stacked me and i passed this big dudes guard so i was delighted with it! i was thinkin of this thread when i was rollin and i relaxed alot so ye helped me out alot thx!! now back to the eddie bravo dvds :D