Hate Rolling With Bigger People? Watch This

150 lb guy trains with 210 lbs guy.

You have an awesome foundation. I am a newly promoted blue belt, but can tell I have long way to go to get to your blue belt level. I am a Marcelo Garcia, Neil Melanson, Silver Fox and Andrew Wilste fan, so I use a lot of their techniques in escapes. I do have to get better at unerstanding leg locks and knee line. I am cognizant of them and haven’t yet got caught in one, but I always respect when my partner goes after some sort of 50/50 or foot hold. Great content. I noticed a technique used by Karel Pravec (Silver Fox) that you can get quite a bit and it is the shotgun arm bar. You had it several times when you get side control as their arm is trapped between their head and your near side leg.

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What you initially had was a yoko sankaku/side triangle at 1:50. When he bridges up to defend, I think you’re supposed to switch to gyaku sankaku/inverted triangle.
Im 230 lbs and there aren’t alot of big guys like me in my gym so I focus purely on technique and not using my strength or my size as an advantage. This gets me plenty of reps with smaller guys/gals in higher belts. I’ve been getting tapped alot but Im still learning.
Dude, I love the editing and the commentary here! This is awesome, thank you MegaJosh
The commentary on rolls is great! Thank you. Please keep them coming
When rolling with the big fish knees and legs are your friends I feel you being the only guy in the gym at 150 Fun challenge to be honest


Buddy, Im a blue belt and no where near how good you are. This is nuts
When you train at 10th planet your just taught by the best i wish i had the opportunity to train there i train but not at 10th planet i wanna move somewhere where i can be close to a great gym
You mentioned you’re blue belt? Awesome awareness and technique, very impressive 💪
the wholesome ending with the belly ache lol
I’d like to see some specific skills to use against larger opponents. I’m around your weight and shorter. And the big guys get tired and lay on me hahahaha
I’ve tapped because my “Stomach Hurt” it’s usually when I’m exhausted hahaha
are you stil technically a white belt? thats crazy man I was a green belt 4 years ago and Ive come back after finding a good work/life balance and im starting back as a white belt i feel liek maybe Im cheating a little lol but anyways I love your jiujitsu bro keep making the good vids !
why didn’t you switch triangle sides to get him in a reverse triangle you had him. 1:57🙂 Awesome stuff

Lyn Alden on Aikido and Online Conversation

Aikido is the Japanese martial art of using your opponent’s momentum against them. I find that it has relevance for online communication. A brief thread.


Aikido is admittedly kind of a shit martial art if you want to regularly win UFC. Investing time into some combination of kickboxing, submission grappling, and Muay Thai gets you a lot further. Offense, aggression, breaking things, with rational defense as well.
I personally also preferred the aggressive striking style or submission style where possible. It’s practical. In my 12 yrs of fighting and a few years as an assistant instructor, I preferred striking against large opponents, and used grappling mainly against small opponents.
The practical problem was that my co-ed martial arts school was like 80% male, and thus basically 80% larger than me. It’s awkward leading a class of people as big or bigger than you. I was usually the smaller one in a given sparring match. An uphill battle every time.
Due to how frequently I fought larger people, for the small percentage of time when I instead fought against other women or smallish men, it suddenly felt like Goku or Rock Lee taking off his training weights.
Against men tho, I found Aikido helpful. My grappling tactic was to push them, until they push back and overpower me, at which point I quickly grab them and pull them towards me and down, dropping them off balance with their own forward momentum. Then I choked them out.


People online are often weirdly aggressive, like in their basement tweeting against random avatars they don’t know to support their existing worldview. It’s better to treat it as though you are conversing with other people, because you are.
Even professionals or other high-profile accounts can often go after each other aggressively. It’s often due to pent-up frustration, large egos, and dealing with other people online without the full context of their actual humanity.
If you ignore aggressors, or acknowledge them and discuss with them, rather than insult them back, you often make progress. Maybe they had a bad day. Maybe they developed a false perception of you. If you get aggressive back, it only fuels it. Instead, explore it.
Sometimes you can fix their perception of you and sort it out, assuming you are honest. Or if they are irrational, you give them rope to hang (embarrass) themselves. Nothing is more awkward than attacking someone who is kind and rational in return. It’s like verbal Aikido.
Acknowledge their concerns, ask for clarification, point out their contradictions or incorrect statements, and cheerfully defend the truth. Maintaining aggression against that is hard. Internet aggression is often like that: diffused if one side drops it or pulls them in.
People who get butthurt about internet aggressions, get mad at memes, have large egos, and get angry at negative comments: They fail to learn from the feedback, and instead fuel more viral aggression against them. People dehumanize them, and they dehumanize back.
The internet is simpler when you do the really weird and shocking trick of just like, treating it as talking with neighbors and other people in person. Because at the end of the day, this is just a medium between people, despite illusions to the contrary.

Las Vegas POLICE Officer Uses JIU-JITSU to Control Larger Suspect (Gracie Breakdown)

A police officer without training is an accident waiting to happen! Here is an excellent example of how proper ground control defensive tactics training gives an officer the ability to control the suspect without having to resort to deadly force. Plus, Ryron and Rener teach a critical transition from armbar to handcuffs that every jiu-jitsu trained police officer must know!

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I Was An Aikido Sensei And Got DESTROYED… But Then This Happened

I was an Aikido black belt for years and then one day I got destroyed by a BJJ blue belt. Little did I know where this experience will take me next…

Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel!

My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that Aikido does not live up to what it promises.

Lead by this realization I decided to make a daring step to close my Aikido Dojo and move to Portland, Oregon for six months to start training MMA at the famous Straight Blast Gym Headquarters under head coach Matt Thornton.

After six months intensive training I had my first amateur MMA fight after which I moved back to Lithuania. During all of this time I am documenting my experience through my YouTube channel called “Martial Arts Journey”.

Now I am slowly setting up plans to continue training MMA under quality guidance and getting ready for my next MMA fight as I further document and share my journey and discoveries.

Carlos Sr. vs Helio: The Truth About the Gracie Family History and Politics – Jiu-Jitsu School Time

Speculates that the animosity between Carlos, Sr and Helio were cause by parental favoritism.


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