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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Got my cast off, went to class and rolled. Hand hurt like a mother but I came away with a sub (we’ll ignore the two times I was subbed eh). 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    grungebob said:
    Got my cast off, went to class and rolled. Hand hurt like a mother but I came away with a sub (we’ll ignore the two times I was subbed eh). 
    That's impressive. Is that the longest you've been off the mats? 
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Fuengi said:
    grungebob said:
    Got my cast off, went to class and rolled. Hand hurt like a mother but I came away with a sub (we’ll ignore the two times I was subbed eh). 
    That's impressive. Is that the longest you've been off the mats? 
    Cheers. Yeah three weeks just stood there watching the guys, was very frustrating but it allowed me to see what each of them default to in a roll. 
    Didnt help me one bit lol.  
    Probably should still give it another week or more though as it’s hard to frame properly , have an effective mount escape or defend a rear naked. 
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  • CHRISB50CHRISB50 Frets: 1966
    Sorry @randerson I didn’t see your post way back. 

    I will see you down there at some point in the not too distant future. 

    I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin

    But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to

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  • MrBumpMrBump Frets: 575
    Myranda said:

    You know the system you're doing has been massively changed at least twice - Ip Man scrapped all the stuff seen as useless or pretty non-sense (It was after all a traditional Chinese martial art complete with long-form arm movements), then each and every one of his students got a different version that they then teach. That's assuming none else changed it after either a woman or a whole travelling circus invented the martial art
    If you know Wing Chun, you'll know that your statement depends on who you ask.  You'll also know that not all Wing Chun is Ip Man.

    Wing Chun is its own worst enemy.  It's an art I love dearly, and has been good to me for ~20 years and had made me a better person; but it has an inglorious history (certainly that 1960-1990 Western explosion).  

    For me, @beed84 is right about the "art".  Wing Chun for me has to be about more than hitting a dummy, or a sandbag, conditioning fists, learning moves.  There is a spiritual element to it, an understanding of internal balance.

    At least, that's what I personally take from it.
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    edited November 2018
    Most successful night of my BJJ journey tonight. 
    Won 3 out of 4 rolls 
    first was a cheeky gas out from some good side control pressure, second was an Americana from crucifix and the last was triangle from guard.  

    Particularly pleased with the last as I’m a short arse and triangles are difficult for me.  
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    grungebob said:
    Most successful night of my BJJ journey tonight. 
    Won 3 out of 4 rolls 
    first was a cheeky gas out from some good side control pressure, second was an Americana from crucifix and the last was triangle from guard.  

    Particularly pleased with the last as I’m a short arse and triangles are difficult for me.  
    Nice work!!

    What level are you sparring with?

    I've started getting loads more submissions over the past few weeks and now competing with high white belts and blue belts.

    My armbar from mount is catching everyone and my clock choke from knee on belly seems to work well too. Tapped a 4 stripe white belt twice in a roll last week. 
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    All white belts but a mix of 3 stripes and no stripes like myself last night. 
    Still got my bad hand and surgery looks likely but I’m working around it ok it seems. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    grungebob said:
    All white belts but a mix of 3 stripes and no stripes like myself last night. 
    Still got my bad hand and surgery looks likely but I’m working around it ok it seems. 
    Cool, we're at a similar sort of stage by the sounds of it.

    I tweaked my knee last week, it's minor but i'm going to take this week off rolling to try to allow various other little niggles to heal up - fingers / shoulders / knee / toe / back - as I've been on the mats consitently for three months, two to three times per week.
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    @Fuengi sounds like a good plan. 
    I was rolling with a dude last night who weighs 150kg, when he dropped on top of me it made every joint in my back click, for a second I thought holy fuck I’m dead but it actually all feels great today lol. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    grungebob said:
    @Fuengi sounds like a good plan. 
    I was rolling with a dude last night who weighs 150kg, when he dropped on top of me it made every joint in my back click, for a second I thought holy fuck I’m dead but it actually all feels great today lol. 
    We have four or five guys well over 100kgs, I am 12st 4lbs so try to limit the number of rolls with them, it's a loooong old 5 minutes!
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Fuengi said:
    grungebob said:
    @Fuengi sounds like a good plan. 
    I was rolling with a dude last night who weighs 150kg, when he dropped on top of me it made every joint in my back click, for a second I thought holy fuck I’m dead but it actually all feels great today lol. 
    We have four or five guys well over 100kgs, I am 12st 4lbs so try to limit the number of rolls with them, it's a loooong old 5 minutes!
    I hear ya, I’m only a little heavier than you 12.8st. It can feel like eternity underneath that mass. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    grungebob said:
    @Fuengi sounds like a good plan. 
    I was rolling with a dude last night who weighs 150kg, when he dropped on top of me it made every joint in my back click, for a second I thought holy fuck I’m dead but it actually all feels great today lol. 

    Have just worked out that 150kg is 23 stone! Had that happened to me they would have posted me home! 
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Well had a follow up scan today on the hand. Snapped tendon. So it looks like surgery for me plus a bit of a lay off for BJJ and guitar. Double bummer. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    grungebob said:
    Well had a follow up scan today on the hand. Snapped tendon. So it looks like surgery for me plus a bit of a lay off for BJJ and guitar. Double bummer. 
    Oh crikey! 

    NHS or private? 
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    NHS, I never opted in to my work bupa scheme. Doh 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    grungebob said:
    NHS, I never opted in to my work bupa scheme. Doh 
    Do tell them it is affecting your work then, it will bring the date forward. 
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  • MyrandaMyranda Frets: 2767
    Having once gained a rotator cuff injury rolling in BJJ and experienced the temporary dropping of hobbies associated with an arm injury you have my sympathy
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Cheers guys. 
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  • MrBumpMrBump Frets: 575
    Ouch.

    Always keep your guard up...  This is from last night.


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    Ouch.

    Always keep your guard up...  This is from last night.


    Someone hit you so hard your hair fell out! Jeez!! ;-)
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  • MrBumpMrBump Frets: 575
    Yep, that's the kind of chi power we develop!
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Ouch. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    Anyone competing or watching this weekend? 

    The Holloway v Ortega could be interesting, I don't like Ortega' s chances on the feet against Max and he's so hard to take down. I hope it's a good one but I can't see past Holloway. 
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    I’m off to bed now so I can get up and watch it. I reckon Ortega takes it. His stand up has come along way and we all know he’s a wizard on the ground. Although now I’ve said that watch max paste him lol. 
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Boy was I wrong!  What a fight though. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    grungebob said:
    Boy was I wrong!  What a fight though. 
    Just saw some highlights, looks like Max boxed him up. Did it go to the ground at all? 
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Ortega attempted a few takedowns but never really secured any. He had a good third round clearly hurting Max, at the end of that round Max went over to the commentators and said his going down this round. Doctor stoppage. 
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 781
    Tweaked my knee about a month ago, think it was a light MCL sprain. Drove to Cambridge that night and woke up next day with a bastard of a back. Out for two weeks, first week nothing, 2nd week light yoga, back really inflexible. Knee sore. 

    Last 2 weeks of BJJ has been hard, hard work. Movement is restricted, strength is not 100% by any means. 

    But, it definitely has not hurt. I feel like the adrenaline has helped the healing. 

    Also the grind of being limited and weakened in combat is, paradoxically, liberating. 

    Can't wait to get back to full fitness though. 
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  • grungebobgrungebob Frets: 1198
    Stick at it buddy it’ll come, learn to use other techniques that don’t require the explosion so much, it adds to your game. I’m still essentially rolling one handed as I’ve been referred to a specialist hand surgeon for my thumb ligaments.
    cross collar chokes are a no go but it’s helped my paper cutter game.  
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