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Anybody train with big, strong wrestlers? I just got back from a one-on-one training session with a buddy of mine. He said he weighs 270 and he's only about 5'11 but not soft, i'm only 155 soaking wet and 5'8 so it was a chore. But he had no prior BJJ experience so I figured i'd be able to catch him with plenty of submissions.
I couldn't break his posture down enough to get high quality sub attempts. I had him in 2 armbars he powered out of, a triangle he powered out of, and countless americanas & kimuras he powered out of, and even a gogoplata attempt I came amazingly close to pulling off but he powered out. I tried the Marcelo pass over and over again, but I couldn't get my head underneath his arm to swing around to the back.
We rolled for 10 minutes, and took a 2 minute break then rolled for 10 more minutes and the only sub I got was an armbar that I had to work like hell for. He had me in side control and I couldn't relax, I wound up getting my guard back after he tried countless straight arm bars that I was able to break by using my foot to break his figure-4 (not sure if this was proper technique but it worked great for me).
After I rolled my head was pounding and my arms felt like noodles, and I needed a cold shower asap... I was pretty discouraged actually. It was a rude awakening though that's for sure, I never got sub'd and if we were keeping points i'd have won, but i'd have liked to been more successful.
My vents over lol
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Last edited by NixHex; 11-13-2007 at 05:51 PM.