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  • BJJ people, please give me some hope

    I tore my ACL and a ton of my meniscus cartilage because a bad bjj partner wrenched my leg while we were practicing and I am pretty much off the mats for about 6 months or so.

    I was only 4 or 5 months into training but I was into it big time, going 4 - 5 days a week with a buddy of mine.

    By the time I get better he is going to be a bluebelt and I am still going to be a whitebelt without a single stripe. How can I ever manage to catch up? Is it possible? What can I do to help me get back in there and not completely suck ass and get dominated by my friend for the rest of our mat time in there?

    I know it sounds petty, but the thought that I am always going to be behind him because of the stupid fucker that broke my leg is driving me insane.

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    Last edited by Chapstick; 11-13-2011, 08:21 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chapstick View Post
      Go to classes and watch. Take notes. If you can't go to class, watch youtube videos. Have your buddy show you the techniques. You don't have to stop learning just because you can't roll.

      You can definitely catch up to him if you stick to it long enough. Most people don't have the perserverance to go to class every day for 10 years. Stick with it and you can catch him.
      I read "Jiu Jitsu University" every night, watch youtube videos throughout the day, and every night I watch at least at two moves on a DVD set my instructor gave me called "White to Blue".

      I guess I"m just antsy because I don't like being second best at anything.

      edit: if it takes me 10 years to catch up, I fucking quit now, lol

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        Last edited by Chapstick; 11-13-2011, 08:22 AM.

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        • #5
          Torn ACL... knee bar?
          Your goals, minus your doubts, equals your reality.
          - Ralph Marston

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          • #6
            You know you're a dirtyminded teenager when you instantly thought of 'bj-blowjob' when seeing the title to this thread. -_-
            Bunny trainer extraordinaire!

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            • #7
              Wait, why the hell were they letting white belts use leg-locks? Unless there is a damn good reason, I'd look for a new school. White belts shouldn't be using leg-locks, and should be closely supervised when rolling.
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                Last edited by Chapstick; 11-13-2011, 08:22 AM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chapstick View Post
                  I had the same thought... maybe he was rolling with a blue belt.
                  I'd say that would be even worse.
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                  • #10
                    Some should have been looking out for you with the knee bars. But that's water under the bridge. As far as staying focused and improving watch what Rener Gracie has to say about his devastating back injury - YouTube - Core Strengthening - Lower Back Injury Prevention with Rener Gracie

                    Also, my instructor has has torn ACLs and meniscus damage in both knees and he's back on the mat kicking ass.

                    Good luck.

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                    • #11
                      The person in question wasn't trying to do a knee bar, he was just royally retarded and tried doing something he shouldn't have. He wrapped his legs around my leg and then thought it would be a good idea to twist his body like a cork screw and he took my lower leg for a ride with his entire body and basically separated it and tore it.

                      I was just feeling shitty this morning, I hate being left behind in a sport when I'm training with a partner, but I'm pretty fucking awesome and I'll catch up I just have to stop being a big fucking baby about it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rivvin View Post
                        The person in question wasn't trying to do a knee bar, he was just royally retarded and tried doing something he shouldn't have. He wrapped his legs around my leg and then thought it would be a good idea to twist his body like a cork screw and he took my lower leg for a ride with his entire body and basically separated it and tore it.

                        I was just feeling shitty this morning, I hate being left behind in a sport when I'm training with a partner, but I'm pretty fucking awesome and I'll catch up I just have to stop being a big fucking baby about it.
                        That makes me feel a lot better.

                        BJJ is primarily a technique/skill driven sport/art so it's all about the practice. Roll, roll, then roll some more. Get as much teaching as you can and watch the higher belts if they'll let you. Run over your strategies as you go to bed at night, or when you are driving. What could you have done differently?

                        You'll be fine.
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                        • #13
                          BJJ is for fucking Gracie fan boys.

                          Ditch it and take up Krav Maga..

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                          • #14
                            Moral crisis, preserved their neutrality.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dave_o View Post
                              BJJ is for fucking Gracie fan boys.

                              Ditch it and take up Krav Maga..
                              So I can act tough and pretend I can handle three guys coming at me with a knife? No thanks

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