Defending against kneeling passers

I get smashed against large kneeling passers and butterfly guard is my only guard i can use, what do you do against kneeling passers

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In San Francisco for couple days (Thursday through Sunday morning). Suggestions for place to catch a no-gi class or two?

I’m in town for a wedding and it just occurred to me that I don’t have to not train. I can’t haul my gi across the country but could bring some no-gi attire.

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Where is a good place to train in Boston?

I’ve been training BJJ for about a year now, and I worry that there aren’t enough higher belts (read: one blue belt) for me to roll with in class, due to the “school” being small. Rolling with higher belts seems to be a very important part of developing my Jiu-Jitsu. (separately, I’ve been lurking here a while, you guys are awesome)

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Yoko Otoshi + Yoko Wakare for u/kintanon (and r/bjj)


Sorry dude, I messed up saying your username in the video.

I use both these throws with a very high degree of success. I’m also a judo player (NOT a black belt). I’ve found these throws to work against a variety of folks ranging from baby white belts, black belts, division 1 wrestlers, etc.

I’m by no means a Judo expert, in fact, I suck. But these two are my thing. Feel free to ask questions, I’ll try to answer back!

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Ricardo Almeida Class Schedules Newtown and Robinsville Inquiry

So I had been training at the Robinsville location for 6 months towards the end of 2014 and and looking to get back to it in the next couple of months. Although I know the schedules change would anyone be able to give me a breakdown of the class schedules at both locations?

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World Champion Gilbert Durinho Burns training at Studio 540

  Gilbert “Durinho” Burns stopped in to train with at Studio 540 on February 3rd, 2016 and taught some great techniques. Here’s his roll with Rob Zeps after class. Enjoy!   x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcuO5hphyGw

What are the belt brands you think are the best, and the worst?

At my school we get fuji brand belts, but it seems like people on this subreddit will get awarded a belt color then go buy there own brand of that belt. Im not sure if thats frowned upon and I most likely won’t do it because fuji seems fine, but I’m curious which are the upper end middle end and lower end belts. Sorry for the noob question, thanks guys.

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Health/Hygiene related question for experienced BJJ practitioners.

So about a week or two ago, one of the guys at the gym complained that he couldnt train for the next week or so because he had ringworm and didnt wanna risk giving it to any of the other lads.

Since then, theres been alot of constant updates from others saying they have/had it and such. So i was getting alittle paranoid and made sure to stock up on ‘Arm bar soup. It sold at the gym and im told its good. So i bought some.

Anyways, after my shower tonight (which the anti fungal soap was used) i was sitting down on the computer and realised a bruise like bump on the back of my hand. If there hadnt been any mention of Ringworm in recent weeks i probably would have pushed it off as a bruise. But now im thinking it could be, but dont really know enough to say this early into it forming.

Ill be supplying imgur links at the bottom if any of the more experienced guys could let me know if its Ringworm. I’d rather be out for a week getting rid of it, than putting other people off the mat by training with it. It has a slight bump in the middle

TL;DR Not sure what mark on the back of my hand is. Is it a bruise or is this what early ringworm looks like? Dont want to risk training if it is.





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Where do I start?

I’m 22, never had any martial art experience, and very little fight experience in general. I have been a fan of the art for some years now. And after listening to do many people talk about not just the physical hut mental aspects I really want to see what it’s all about. However I’d be lying if I was to say that I’m a little scared to even go to a gym let alone roll.. I have anxiety issues, and sometimes look down on myself. What should I expect walking into a gym for the first time?

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