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bio website volunteer2.com
location Hamilton, Canada
age 29
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Apr 28 at 16:00

I've been doing martial arts since i was 12. My Current ranks are:

Shodan in Judo

Purple belt in BJJ

Blue belt in Traditonal Jiu Jitsu

3 years of muay thai(no ranking system there)

2 years boxing. (no ranking system there)

I'm a retired ammy MMA fighter as well.


Feb
14
comment How to best maintain mount position
grapevining is good if you have the knee/hip flexibility to pull it off. unfortunately, i cannot.
Feb
14
comment How to best maintain mount position
it varies, sometimes the hip bump sweep, or when i stay low ish to avoid that, they get back to 1/2 guard easily.
Feb
13
comment What martial art should I start with?
true, to a point. there are some arts, no matter how good the instructor is, that wouldn't really work well in mma. Hapkido is one, to many of it's techniques are illegal, tai chi is another. they could have amazing instructors and class quality. but still wouldn't be a good start.
Feb
13
comment How can I respectful​ly raise concerns about class difficulty level/teac​hing style at my club?
this is a great question, one i think almost everyone who has been in martial arts for a long time has had to deal with.
Feb
9
comment Has Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu been recognized as a form of Jiu-Jitsu in Japan?
this pretty much sums it up! great answer. as a practitioner of both, i must say, they are pretty much completely different arts, I cannot see a reputable school of either recognizing grades from the other. That would be like a tkd practitioners rank being recognized by an Aikido school.
Feb
2
comment Do all schools of BJJ come from the same root?
your answer is good! i just wanted to make it a little more clear that not all bjj is from the gracies, a very common misconception.
Feb
2
comment Do all schools of BJJ come from the same root?
all bjj came from Maeda, but it didn't all stem from the gracies after that. there are several branches straight from Maeda, which a lot of people seem to forget/ not realize. The Nova União team is a prime example of that.
Feb
1
comment Dropping weight before a MMA fight
mma fights have set weight classes, there is no 5lbs higher. the classes tend to be 125, 135, 145, 155, 170, 185, 205, 205+ so weight cutting / maintaining is a huge part of the game.
Feb
1
comment Proper way to take care of boxing gloves and wrist wraps after use?
keeping the hand wraps very clean will help keep the boxing gloves fresh as well.