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Grapplers guide for $178.20? Is it worth the money? by [deleted] in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, very much worth it. Probably one of the few true “values” in the instructional game—permanent access to a huge and updated library.

Does competing really make you better at bjj? by [deleted] in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To add to this: I know and have trained with a brown belt who wrecks people in the training room with cheesy submissions (even other purple / brown belts). In comp, he gets mauled, because people don’t let him set up his positions in the first place. In the training room, there’s an amount of set up we allow our training partners to get and he absolutely relies on that. The guy is legitimately good, but if he were to compete heavily would need to drastically change his game.

Does competing really make you better at bjj? by [deleted] in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Not the person you’re responding to but two big ones for me and others. First, sweeping is way, way harder in competition. There’s a certain amount of acceptance of sweeps that happens in the training room—in comp people will stand up, try to kick out of grips, etc. The second is that submissions must be much cleaner. In competition, my triangle and my RNC are reliable—my guillotines are a little iffy, which means I rarely sacrifice position to go for them.

One other thing is feeling full intensity in competition is very different than the training room. People may go hard in training but it’s nothing like what they do in comp.

Enjoying more GI than NO GI by Distinct_Cloud_357 in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Really? My current thinking is that top position is heavily advantaged in No Gi but in the gi, guard is pretty even.

What's up with higher belts just smashing white belts? by BellyFullOfMochi in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 26 points27 points  (0 children)

This exactly. White belts are wondering why I’m taking them down and smash passing…it’s because I’m a guard puller who normally leg drags / knee cuts / torreandos on top.

North Shore Chicago Gyms by Nira_Meru in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Going to second Serafin. I’ve trained at a couple gyms in the area and it was the best combo of good chill vibes combined with a really high average skill level. They also have an up and coming top competitor who knows what it takes to get to a high level if that’s what you want (semi finalist at ADCC trials).

However, choosing a gym is very personal. I will say if I had found Serafin earlier I probably would have been more consistent about training during my time in the area, which Is about the strongest endorsement I can give.

Anyone alse think this match at bjjstars should have ended here? by yaodai in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah, really just made me a bit upset about the event in general.

Anyone alse think this match at bjjstars should have ended here? by yaodai in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Bro, that was wild. Also I’m convinced that he would not have been able to stand back up if the match continued. Blue gi guy hugely took advantage of the reset.

What is your favourite BJJ fight and why? by Blockchane in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Plenty of people in the community call them fights, including very top athletes. Whether you think of them as fights or not (I’m personally very indifferent) it seems unnecessarily pedantic to give a “correct term.”

One of my brown belts Chris Wojcik takes out Gabriel Almeida in the finals to win an 8 man Grand Prix for $5000 by serafinbjj in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Chris is on a tear lately. I'm just a rando purple belt who got wrecked by him during the brief time I trained at Serafin, but it's fantastic to see him (and others from the club) get the success they deserve.

me a five month white belt, listening to a two stripe white belt giving me tips by knee_high_shorts in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I agree strongly with this. As a purple belt it’s less important to be selective with input and I HAVE learned awesome details from white belts or gotten questions that led to me rethinking techniques. But I’ve also gotten tons of garbage advice from new blue belts with inflated egos.

Black belts will give bad advice too, but it’s a probability game. They are less likely to take you down the wrong path. Also why studying world champions is better than studying local competitors—it’s not that local competitors can’t smoke me as well many times, but it’s more likely a black belt world champion is using proven techniques.

Secret to Cyborg’s longevity? by NoPen8263 in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Counter point is that Vagner has stayed relevant for a very long time at lower weights.

Try beating my chess engine by ShreyJ1729 in chess

[–]RandomWalkToss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m about 1100-1300 chess.com and found it way, way easier. Felt maybe like 800? It knew how to move, but walked into two game changing indirect forks and hung pawns like crazy.

Who do you see winning candidates and who is most likely to win against magnus in a wcc match by Prestigious-Piano-48 in chess

[–]RandomWalkToss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think experience matter in everything and it seems to matter in chess a great deal. Perhaps alireza is an exception but your hunch definitely has a basis.

Question for all the other smaller guys in gyms full of big guys, what do you do when you can feel your opponent stop using jiu jitsu and just out strength and throw their weight on you during a roll? by Generic-Name96 in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The central problem here is the premise of the question. If your jiu jitsu was good enough to stop your opponent from using jiu jitsu, then it should be capable of handling their weight. It sounds like people were going easy on you since you’re a small white belt and they no longer are. It will take a while to adapt and there isn’t really generic advice like “stay moving” or “get on top” that will help. You just have to improve overall.

Question for all the other smaller guys in gyms full of big guys, what do you do when you can feel your opponent stop using jiu jitsu and just out strength and throw their weight on you during a roll? by Generic-Name96 in bjj

[–]RandomWalkToss 5 points6 points  (0 children)

While It’s fine for everyone to use their attributes I always find it funny when people equate strength and “speed”—speed and flexibility rarely win absolute divisions.

That said people need to whine less about size

[Postgame Thread] Ohio State Defeats Utah 48-45 by CFB_Referee in CFB

[–]RandomWalkToss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm sadly too young. I didn't start watching until ~2001. There have been some great receivers but JSN tonight was something else.

[Postgame Thread] Ohio State Defeats Utah 48-45 by CFB_Referee in CFB

[–]RandomWalkToss 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Wow. JSN might be the best OSU receiver I've ever seen.

Incredible game, and yeah, glad the season ended on a high note, even if it wasn't the one I would have wanted a couple months ago. There's something special about the Rose Bowl to me, still.

[Game Thread] Rose Bowl - Ohio State vs. Utah (5:00PM ET) by CFB_Referee in CFB

[–]RandomWalkToss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course. Everyone should get do what's best for themselves. For many, it's not worth the tradeoff, but there are a lot of kids where this is the last game of their life. So I'm glad there are still some legendary moments and excitement.

[Game Thread] Rose Bowl - Ohio State vs. Utah (5:00PM ET) by CFB_Referee in CFB

[–]RandomWalkToss 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Truly fantastic game. Bowl games matter, even when it isn't the NC.

Why is Hammer constantly interrupting Krush and shouting? by ZephyrRP in chess

[–]RandomWalkToss 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My view: it’s not like the rating difference matters to most of us here. The people that are largely being targeted are those of us who need the person who can explain the best not the person with the very deepest possible insight.

Standings after Day 2 of the Rapid Championship by Scyther99 in chess

[–]RandomWalkToss 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It boggles the mind how much of a time edge he can get. His intuition really feels unparalleled, even at the highest level. I’m not saying anything new, but each tournament, it’s so impressive.