Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

2018 BJJ goals (13)

Spruceman (60 platinum) 8 days ago

Failing miserably in those goals. So few to train with, means only a few hours a month with other guys here in my matroom down cellar – and mma schools around here don't come cheap. But the big kibosh has been the two bouts of cancer in or near the left shoulder.

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BJJWrestlerLasVegas (6 bronze) 8 days ago

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Wish u the best for a complete and full recovery. Some BJJ schools may have free open mat sessions at times or good introductory promotions. They should have a senior discount as this is an untapped (excuse the pub) market. Thanks

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Spruceman (60 platinum) 8 days ago

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Had one school nearby (30 min walk or so) tell me they didn't want anyone over 65 or so unless he already had an advanced belt (place now out of business). Guess my 76 makes me a fossil. That could be the attitude of local site members as well. Closest was a couple TKD guys (another site) wanting to try wrestling) It was obvious they were TKD; and it was easy to own them on the mat (classified, as to how except to those willing to mma guys who want to train with me) – even the guy I didn't know was a black belt until it was all over.

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Batterysentinel (3) 8/16/2018 7:07 AM

To get back into shape and compete again near the end or in early 2019.

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IndyWarrior (26 bronze) 6/09/2018 4:54 PM

Catch up with the leg lock game explosion.

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Spruceman (60 platinum) 4/22/2018 2:43 PM

To be able to find local guys to practice with, as commercial facilities are too costly for me. Have a well padded place here at the house, sorrowfully underutilized. So far no luck finding any local guys to learn/train with

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Spruceman (60 platinum) 6/10/2018 3:19 AM

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Yet for even a nibble – either (1) Guys put BJJ in their profiles to look impressive, but do not do it, (2) Do not use Internet to find training partners, (3) Are like that nearby school (now out of business) that would not take on a guy my age unless I already had an advanced belt. [At least they didn't take my $$$ and run :) ]

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BJJWrestlerLasVegas (6 bronze) 6/10/2018 10:40 AM

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While many might put BJJ and other styles in their profile (i.e,folkstyle, freestyle etc and there are very few here who know what that style really means) many of us put down BJJ because they did it at one time or another and some of us actually do it. I generally try to go to BJJ classes the first 6 days of every week (Sun-Fri) and I do know if some others here that really do train BJJ. One thing I look for in profile if it is shows any action photos in a public environment with others in the background also engaged being a positive note as well. Though I have run in to several prospective opponents who started to back out the moment they realized that we would be practicing at an open mat session here all levels are welcomed and is much safer than a hotel room. The shame is that in the 29th largest Metro area in the U S (Las Vegas) that only very few here from the site do BJJ and most here shy away from real wrestling a well and only do the pre-scripted stuff deciding ahead who will win or lose.

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Spruceman (60 platinum) 6/10/2018 3:35 AM

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Hafta be a redass here---but jus take a look at my pics (first two to right of verification pic were taken this week, most of others in 2017) THEN tell me I'm too old to do this stuff. :)

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Syrwrestler (68 gold) 1/07/2018 4:19 PM

To be able to last a minute against a black belt!

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BJJWrestlerLasVegas (6 bronze) 1/07/2018 5:15 AM

I would like to do better when on defense in mount and side control...lose some weight..be stronger and more muscular and not miss evening classes, which so far at the new location is being achieved...find a training partner to work one on one with me as cannot afford privates

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Man2ManHky (27 ) 1/06/2018 2:55 PM

Focus and find more time for jiu jitsu. As a recent blue belt my goals are pretty simple stick with it! Start defining my "game" and putting the puzzle pieces together, layered attacks, persuasive jiu jitsu as my professor calls it. Complete a 1000 rep challenge. Continue weight loss, cardio fitness and strength training. Add more takedowns to my toolbox. In this distant future...I see purple!

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bjjguynyc (7 ) 1/06/2018 2:46 PM

What are you BJJ goals for 2018?

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