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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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irresponsble training partners?

Every gym has that one person who goes balls-to-the-wall when it comes to grappling, the kind of guy who is nutty, dangerous and has a total disregard for everyone elses safety..
some background info i can give on this guy is that, hes a blue belt in BJJ, but his attendance is very sporadic (a blue belt even after 7 years training it), he will train full on for like a week or 2 and then disappear for another few weeks..does this contribute to the disregard of safety of other training partners?

im sure this happens to everyone else and its frustrating, especially if its an incident that re-injures whatever part of your body, the injury gets in my head and under my skin sometimes, coz i have a nagging left elbow. i just want to know everyone elses side to sh*t like this and see if the same thing happens

to finish off, he tried to submit me with a flying armbar from standing on our feet (the one where we clinch and he jumps up and tries to get both legs around my neck)

im gonna get some ice now.. :/
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I'm lucky enough to be at a school that doesn't have this kind of person, but we do have some purple belt that just likes to **** around with all the lower belts, which gets really annoying. He has to show off how much better he is to all the white belts to look cool.
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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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I agree with Ironman on this. Guys like that tend to a be a liability more than anything else. I have a feeling that he knows that, thus the sporadic attendance.

Seriously though, this is something that is best brought up to the instructor in charge. Chances are he's trying to pull off this "highlight reel" bullshit on other people, and that just isn't safe. If the instructor in charge isn't addressing it, sorry to say it, maybe they shouldn't be in charge.

I'm all for training in whatever you want. But if your safety is compromised, all that will suddenly halt if you get injured, so keep that in mind.

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Every gym has that one person who goes balls-to-the-wall when it comes to grappling, the kind of guy who is nutty, dangerous and has a total disregard for everyone elses safety..
some background info i can give on this guy is that, hes a blue belt in BJJ, but his attendance is very sporadic (a blue belt even after 7 years training it), he will train full on for like a week or 2 and then disappear for another few weeks..does this contribute to the disregard of safety of other training partners?

im sure this happens to everyone else and its frustrating, especially if its an incident that re-injures whatever part of your body, the injury gets in my head and under my skin sometimes, coz i have a nagging left elbow. i just want to know everyone elses side to sh*t like this and see if the same thing happens

to finish off, he tried to submit me with a flying armbar from standing on our feet (the one where we clinch and he jumps up and tries to get both legs around my neck)

im gonna get some ice now.. :/
Sounds familiar... you don't train at City Boxing in San Diego, do you?

Same situation: blue belt, jackass, and LITERALLY 100# of muscle on everyone else in class. I got stuck with the guy an entire class. I was seriously afraid I would walk out of there with an injury. Fortunately, I have flexible shoulders. He cranked a kimura on me. I would never have guessed that my shoulder could rotate that far without ripping something.
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