Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Never got puke on me, most scurry away and we've got a trusty bucket for emergencies.
Started doing No Gi more now than I used to, find it alot more comfortable to the Gi, but also find that what I do is more freestyle/catch wrestling as opposed to BJJ, which I've got to stop relying on if I want to improve my technique(which is still darn good if I may say).
Don't really have time to do competitions. I went to a big one about a year ago as a spectator for my teammates and was really shocked to see what the guys at HW looked like from a certain BIG NAME MMA camp in Toronto. Let's just say, there's no way AT ALL the could've pissed clean(as there are alot of rumours about this particular camp around here) and they were blown up after the first round in puking in the streets. It was fucking ridiculous.
Hahaha, wish we had thought of the bucket at my school, because the mats were honking this week after one of the brown belts brought his boots up! I wasn't there to see it, but had the pleasure of rolling around on the mats after he'd left.
We don't get the chance to do that much no-gi training at my school, but I'd really like to get some experience pretty soon. I'm not a strong dude, so lots of the gi-dependent techniques (gi chokes etc.) are difficult for me to set-up, even from top position, and I've been incorporating a few of Eddie Bravo's techniques into my game recently, so it would be good to see how I fare against guys who focus mainly on gi-BJJ but are just in a rash guard.
This week I was drilling and sparring with a dude my size (5"10, 150lbs - most guys at my gym are around 180+) who has trained no-gi for around 9 months before moving to our school, where he has trained in the gi for the past 6. I've been training for around 7 months, so he's much more experienced than me.
I have flexible legs, so lots of rubber guard techniques work nicely for me, and as I don't have good arm strength, I'm able to use my legs as kind of back-up weapons. This week I managed to stall my opponent in my guard nearly every time, using rubber guard and then moving to crackhead control.
I then gave this a go - Bravo calls it the gag reflex - Gag Reflex from Crack Head Control - YouTube
- and it worked a treat. It took me a while to position my hand and arm correctly to get the submission, and i kind of had to fiddle around re-positioning and pushing my fist in further to apply the correct pressure, but it worked, and I'm chuffed!
Hows training been for you guys?
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