MMA jesus.. got a new rivalry at the academy

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  1. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    Theres this wrestler who's about 15 pounds heavier than me who came about a year ago. he's this white guy, really tall, and lanky who was tough to tap on his first day. he puts so much time into studying jiu jitsu, and although i think my technique is a little sharper, he seems to pick things up faster than me. He got his blue belt in only 6 months. Recently I taught him some half guard passes, and now he uses those passes against me and I have a lot of trouble defending it! Tonight he tapped me out three times, and he's only been training around a year. He's freaking GREAT at taking the back, can armdrag like a monster, and has won both competitions he's been in 7-0 with 4 submissions. My massive ego has taken a big hit, but I'm kind of happy I have someone I really like to push myself against.

    I know this was a random post, but not much going on tonight, so I thought I'd share :bigthumb:
     
  2. wow, he sounds pretty good
     
  3. brolli

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    lol I know that exact feeling.
     
  4. Skeletor

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    I don't know much about ground fighting but it sounds like a good thing rather than bad. A challenge always means you have to raise your game and become better.
     
  5. tonyk

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    you cant get better by fighting people you can always beat :bigthumb:
     
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    wow, blue belt after 6 months.
     
  7. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    wrestling man, he had a head start on ya
     
  8. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    yeah.. i mean wrestlers have a much smaller learning curve.. but still it sucks to train three times as long as someone in jiu jitsu, and have them give you such trouble
     
  9. Maestro Nobones

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    shit man some people are just naturals, I got a new guy at one of my schools who's only been at it a month or two and he gives me a lot to deal with, passes my guard like it's nothing. I think I've posted about him already but yeah man, being challenged is GOOD.

    anytime I get feeling cocky someone comes along to put me in my place too.
     
  10. Placebo

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    Good. He'll keep making you better.
     

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