Originally Posted by BlacklistShaun
I personally didn't feel I had to list my resume as far as what I have trained in being that the thread was not about me, but rather someone else.
Let me ask you this though. You say that you wrestled in HS, but what other training do you have? Have you actively participated in BJJ or Judo? How many collegiate wrestlers have you rolled with?
I might be reading your intent wrong, but from the way you speak I'm gathering that with your method of thinking a pretty good HS wrestler could walk into a BJJ class and there is no way anyone below a brown belt could get them down and pin them?? Maybe it's just me, but that's what I'm getting from it...
You listed BJJ and judo though, why not wrestling?
I have done a very limited amount of judo, maybe like 3-4 hours my entire life, thats why I said I dont know much about it. I'm not sure about BJJ, I've done a good bit, I would call myself confident in it-compared to someone with no exposure, but no where near the level of someone who does it regularly.
I went to high school about 5 miles away from the University of Virginia and I have practiced with them, or they have come to my teams practices since about 6th grade. They won the ACC this past season- no where no Iowa or anything, but a good, solid dI program.
You are getting my intent way way off, I'm saying basically the opposite, a solid wrestler vs. a brown belt in a BJJ match the wrestler loses. A solid BJJ guy vs a collegiate wrestler in a wrestling match the BJJ guy loses. Different sports, different rules, WAY different technical aspects. No disrespect to BJJ or Judo at all, its just the way it is. A wrestler would not know the ins and outs of BJJ and as such would get beaten in BJJ. A BJJ guy (or girl) would not know the ins and outs of BJJ and would get beaten in wrestling.
The point of all my posts has been to point out that a good BJJ/Judo person would get absolutely WRECKED by a collegiate wrestler- in wrestling. The sports are somewhat similar, but not identical, therefore being good at one doesnt make you good at the other. It may give you a head start against someone doing either one for the first time, but you would lose to a confident athlete in that sport.
Again, I mean no disrespect at all, but because sports are similar doesnt mean skills translate 100%. Look at it like this- (American) football is a contact sport, played on a field, with clearly defined positions: Lacrosse is a contact sport, played on a field, with clearly defined positions- the sports are similar, yet a great football doesnt always makes a great lacrosse player, and the opposite holds true as well.