I guess there are no leg lockers in here?’
first thanks for the great read
but really are there no leg lockers in here?
is everyone just playing top and bottom bjj?
not a single leg locker?
not some freak in your gym just crushing everyone
tappig left and right?
go seek them.
Im pretty tiny at 180 ish lbs ok more like 170
I no longer roll at all - blew up my knee and its not happening.
forget the 20+ years of wrestling greco Judo Bjj milage - that knee is a non starter.
Im lucky- went to some big midwest schools for wrestling
some good international clubs for greco - and at home
was lucky enough to get to a good kodokan school here in NYC
Im also dated- how I train or trained they style of judo and BJJ that I played - shit kodokon is all about brutal grace not brutal strength. and really for the most part in BJJ I played a posture heavy top game- but I did like my leg locks
more frequently I like riding legs- allot
before I stopped rolling- I had a few places on the rotation
Renzo’s being one of them- and watching John Danaher
hone his death squad
into the leg locking machines there are was a scary glimpse into the current life of high level bjj
the leg lock game- really nullifies most if not all ‘big strong types’
no matter what the skill level or length of the body.
the fear of tearing an ACL will tap pretty much everyone- no resistance needed.
no before you big strong types - get all butt hurt.
I do feel for you- its awkward as F to roll with a size mismatch.
or to ‘limmit’ the strength you might apply and I can respect all that angst.
But its also respectful - and really teaches body awareness for lack of a better term
to control your own athletic ability to limit your own physical attributes to make you a productive partner
It is super hard as a ‘tiny bro’ to apply some techniques- to larger people ( except leg locks)
but its also just drilling and rolling right?
because competing is something else
I tried to avoid partners and yes schools or classes
that really focused on going hard Im really there to learn.
powering out of a sub is fine- if you are doing with purpose
and most times using strength to resist a sub- would frustrate most other beginners too
vs spazzing out. Hopefully that ‘controlled roll’ pays dividends
Rhadi Ferguson comes to mind thinking of a judoka who is
supremely athletic and used that attribute to his success.
and there are quite a few ‘power players’ in Bjj that make those
attributes part of there winning ways.
maybe model your own rolling after people like that.
As an aside I think it is very difficult for many beginners,
to accept that they are beginners. Begin a large athletic and powerful person might make that harder to accept as well.
Its humbling to be new - and probably a difficult hurdle to get past
to ‘hold back’
hopefully there is something good in this giant ass wall of text