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Old 09-18-2008, 04:16 PM   #11
R. Alan Hester
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BJJ Blue Belt Requirements

I decided to purchase it after reading Yael's review and Derek's thoughts here.

Got my copy today and watched instead of going to practice because I am sick and don't want to spread my germs. I have missed every class this week due to travel (where I acquired the lung-butter-producing syndrome)and sickness, so the DVD came at the perfect time.

As Derek mentioned, it is a must for newbies, methinks. I am fortunate to have purchased it at the beginning of my BJJ travels, so I will work to implement the fundamentals next class. Unfortunately, my school does not have a beginners class, so I don't have time to drill techniques into muscle memory before trying to perform while defending. This should help because I can watch it multiple times to map it in my brain.

In short, I think it is worth every penny.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:36 AM   #12
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Alan, I know that when we have new guys that are grappling I will quite often ask them if they want to just drill instead of actually grappling. Maybe during one of the grappling sessions you could ask a partner to drill the moves with you or come in early or stay after and work on them.

Nothing beats drilling. I am going to class today just for that reason. Like I said in my log I am competing tomorrow so I won't grapple today at all but just drillijng the movements makes me so much more confident.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

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