Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
Can't stand guys like this. Generally, I'm pretty resiliant (hence the nickname) and very flexible, but if a guy is just hammering a submission, I get pissed. If you break somebody's arm, you are putting the whole gym in a position where the liability insurance is higher and students will stop coming because they are worried it's not safe.
I've slugged guys for pulling that kind of stuff on the mat. Nothing really severe, but a short, open handed shot to the ear usually gets them to stop. Besides that, I try and match my opponents level of aggression. If they are alot better than me, I'll push harder than they are, because I know that they need me to do that in order to learn anything. Still, when you've got a sub, don't crank it.
If this guy continues, tell your coach that you aren't up for training with him if he's going to keep that sh*t up. Most coaches don't stand for that kind of crap, after watching Hughes deal with Barrera, it's clear how much coaches feel disrespected by a guy who doesn't respect his training partners. As for your gym, I'm sure you're not the only one having this issue, ask other guys if the same sh*t is happening when they train with him.
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