So I thought I would run this by you guys, see what you think.
I really like filming and editing things and have been trying to think of a good project for awhile. I can paid for youtube views now so I was brainstorming ideas. I was thinking since I am supposed to get my blue soon I could make a little series on going from white to blue. Since I am still quite new in term of BJJ, I have gone from a complete beginner to say a novice over the last year and a half. While I am not in any position to teach, I was talking to my coach when he told me he sometimes gets somewhat frustrated with new people and has to remind himself its been several years since he was a white belt and he didn't get a lot of things back then either. Based on this I think it somewhat puts me in a special spot because I can pass on things I felt helped me a ton coming to this point. Things I felt work really well for a beginner, while still advocating the basic and fundamentals of course.
Problem is I think it might get a lot of flak because some people don't want to hear it from a newer guy like I am pretending I am a teacher or something. I thought it has potential though. Thoughts?
So I was thinking liek a video a week or something, just go over a certain technique that really clicked for me as a beginer, other tips etc, since say a black belt who was a white belt 10+ years ago might not reemmeber what helped him as a white, other then just drilling the basics etc, but the number 1 thnigs new guys want to learn is how long it takes to blue, why wont this work for me etc.
I think the number one thing for beginners is fundamentals and not trying to pull off fancy passes and sweeps that they see on YouTube or from high level competitors (unless it's guys like Roger who use the fundamentals so perfectly). I think Roy Dean has a really good series on level/belt progression as well as Saulo's book. Anything to help others out is always a positive CC, I'll be an interested viewer.
In terms of beginners who have tons of questions, most of them can be simply answered by train more, train more, train more. The beauty of this art is that you can watch YouTube and comp videos and talk theory all day long, but if you're not on the mat drilling, drilling, and drilling, you'll never get any better.
Your first pull should be 2 moves, not one single motion (very common beginner's mistake. I did it for a long time before reading up and correcting it. It's actually dangerous to jerk like that in one motion, just a heads up).
It should be a slower dead lift and then a snap w/ a hop, placing you underneath the bar. Once the bar has reached your thighs, begin the second explosion while dipping under the bar to catch it. Your arms shouldn't be lifting the bar at all during the dead lift portion. Yours do, that's why your balance is kind of thrown and the bar goes uneven. It should just be a slow dead lift, and then explode and catch. There's a lot of videos online for it. It's probably the hardest lift to get down properly. It took me a few months to be really comfortable with it.
Yeah, it's just one of those lifts that takes some time. I did the exact same **** as you for a while. I'd be really careful if you add more weight though. My brother did PC's like that and hurt his back even more. :-/
Sigh, sad weekend for BJJ here. My gym hosted a BJJ tournament this weekend where a competitor got flying headbutted from behind by a (non bjj practitioner) friend of his opponent. There was a 10+ ppl brawl and cops had to be called.
Weird, maybe you need to like the group first? Could be some friend-of-friend type sharing though, idk. Will probably be upped on youtube at some point.
Match of absolute division purple belts, they end up out of bounds after a throw attempt about 15secs in. There is some slight shoving and they get separated by the ref. Then out of nowhere some guy flying headbutts one competitor from behind, video ends seconds after that when the brawl starts.