MMA Interested in taking BJJ.. can someone take me through a typical lesson?

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  1. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    i wanna show up at the local gym and take some bjj... what can i expect? do they usually just throw you to the wolves? :hs:
     
  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    warm up... someone might take you aside to teach you some very basic techniques. they may or may not let you spar on the first day, and they will usually tell people to go easy with you.
     
  3. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    so basically, they have an experienced guy pwn you and submit you over and over, and you learn by humiliation? :hs:
     
  4. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    yeah.. everyone has to be a white belt. you dont get to walk in and tap everyone out. you learn through mistakes. I've been training a while, and still get owned by people who are better than me. Thats how you grow. You need to be able to be humble.
     
  5. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    hopefully they don't make me get in some 15 year old girl's guard :rofl:
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    you'll be okay. check a couple places out before you commit.
     
  7. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    My gym has a curriculum for noobies.

    Basically, you will go through the basic moves and learn the very basics for a month or two or until you get your third stripe on your white belt and very minimal sparring is allowed. And then you're allowed to attend the more advanced classes and allowed to spar.
     
  8. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    thinkin about this place http://www.gracieva.com
     
  9. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    however good or bad it looks, check out every place you can before making a commitment.
     
  10. mitrong

    mitrong so cute

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    yup sounds good

    here's to me becoming awesome at BJJ like bj penn in just 3 years! :hsugh:
     
  11. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    my 1st day i learned safety position, dig hands into armpits and follow them with your head on their chest.

    funstuff.
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    if you do, here's to you giving me private lessons!
     
  13. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    Honestly, you should be just learning to do your shoulder rolls, the various positions (mount, guard, sidemount, etc.), and some other basic moves such as the upa and shrimping that will help build your fundamentals for more advanced moves.
     
  14. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    man we still do that everyday, liek a back and forth warmup thing where we shrimp across the mats.
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    now you are a grand master :bowdown:
     
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    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    is uck and you know it, but ive sucked for awhile.
     
  17. sandwichaction

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    -4 rounds of half-guard warm ups. Just sweeps/passes. No submissions.
    -Learn technique with partner. Right now were messing around with the De la Riva guard.
    -2 Rounds of live drills with the stuff we just over.
    -Class over, optional rolling.
     
  18. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Good post. Typical BJJ lesson, as asked by OP, consists of half guard drills and del la riva guard technique. Thats pretty much all you can expect from any class. :ugh:
     
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    :ugh::ugh: I just gave him an idea of how our class is structured. :coolugh:
     
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    FloppyCock New Member

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    Warm up.
    New guy basics for a few minutes.
    Live rolling (~1/2 of class).
    Learn a move.
    Drill.
    Learn another move.
    Drill.
    Just a bit of conditioning.

    Don't get frustrated at the few month mark when you realize that the same people just keep kicking your ass over and over. You may be improving, but so are they.
     
  21. Guz200sx

    Guz200sx The man who does more than he is paid for will soo

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    :rofl:I've heard stories from my friend about having to roll with really hot girls and how difficult it is to not get TOO excited!
     
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    You'll get submitted 99.9% of the time when you first start out. It's not a battle of strength but technique. I've had 14 year old kids pass my guard just because they had so much experience over me (kid was a judoka, damn homo).
    But at my place it's:

    (Stretch on your own time)
    Run for 5 mins
    warmup (shrimping, upa, rolls, and whatever may need drilling based on the lesson)
    huddle to view our first exercise
    drill
    Huddle to view our second exercise
    drill
    Spar using the 2 exercise to pass guard or avoid submit
    live sparring
    debriefing
    cry in the locker room together
     
  23. darkjedi

    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    cool I'm from NOVA area too.. where you at? have you trained in anything before?
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    also, onespirit martial arts is Pedro Sauer's main Gym. I trained in Muaythai there a couple of years ago.. Lloyd Irvin is probably the best in this area though from what I hear.
     
  25. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Sorry, I was drunk when I posted that. :hug:
     

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