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The kimura, omoplata, and barataplata are all attacks on the shoulder. The end result is the same but they apply the attack in different ways. I'll do my best to describe each attack below, but these descriptions would make a lot more sense if you accompany each one with an image of the attack (probably just a quick google image search would be good ...


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This explains how it works pretty well (for the IBJJF) IBJJF graduation system In short, you can become a blue or purple belt at age 16. You can't get brown until 18, or black before 19.


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I haven't done straight boxing, but have 20+ years of striking TMA's with some kickboxing thrown in. I started BJJ when I was about 44, and got my black belt just before my 59th birthday. I spent about six years at white belt, but the rest of my belt progression matched that of many of my younger peers. I do pretty much all BJJ now, TBH I got sick of ...


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Unfortunately I think the answer requires time. Catch is all about execution of attacks from any position. For example caught in a guard? Don't pass but get a leglock. In half guard? Go for the neck or figure 4. It's the opposite of position over submission. So this means learning to attack from many positions and trying to do it naturally. This requires a ...


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Some people have too high of a tolerance for meanness. You're pretty green and this is a pretty serious problem that in my opinion makes or breaks a 'career' as a wrestler. Young guys all come in with this problem and the sooner and the deeper you can shake it the better. @AFetter kind of alluded to this principle This is the first point. I training ...


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My current understanding is that basic Ashi Garami is essentially the same leg configuration as Single Leg X guard (SLX), but that because the position is often used with a different strategy, some people keep the two mentally separate. This might be useful or it might hinder understanding--I don't know. I haven't studied Danaher's system in depth, and it's ...


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Depends on the school, he would either get a blue or purple belt, he could also possibly be given an adult white belt


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Jiu Jitsu is about Technique. There are movements that needs a little more flexibility than others but not exceptional flexibility. You will learn movements that require or not flexibility, also movements that require more explosion or strength. During the fight you will use just that you are comfortable and confident to do. Because the Technique is the ...


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Jujitsu isn't harder, per se, but the stresses of boxing/kickboxing on an aging body can be very different than those of jujitsu. While age doesn't do our joints any favors, stretching doesn't need to be the purview of the young. My 70+ year old father started Tai Chi a few years ago, and he marvels at the realization that he is now more limber than he has ...



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