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We probably have the smallest store in all of BJJ. Todd and I are way better at entertaining then we are at selling things. Proof being that you probably don’t even know that we have a store. That being said, we have come up with some “exciting” and “obligatory” Black Friday deals for you! You can begin taking advantage of these deals at midnight tonight! All deals will be first come first serve and if to many of you begin buying stuff…(I’m so sure right?)…we reserve the right to pull the deal. It’s not like we are sitting on a massive inventory ya know?
So here are the deals that we have for you: (Before checking out the deals please stare at this hypnosis thing for 60 seconds. We heard something about subliminal marketing! Stare at your own risk.)
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Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays! Thanks for your support! Oss!
– Believes that BJJ is more for self-defense rather than sport.
– Is more of a pressure passer than a guard player; feels uncomfortable on their back.
– Will only wear a white gi with plenty of corporate patches.
– Is proficient with takedowns.
– Never lends out their athletic tape, thinks everyone should have their own.
– Always wears a rashguard.
– Practices BJJ more for sport, rather than for self-defense.
– Is more of a guard player rather than a passer, comfortable on their back.
– Will wear any color gi, sometimes mixing pant and jacket colors. Patches may have messages intended to provoke others.
– Not so good with takedowns; will generally pull guard and work off of their back.
– Believes that the gym should charge extra to supply water and athletic tape to everyone in class.
– Tend to wear funny rashguards and/or graphic tees under the gi.
– Practices BJJ simply because they are free to do so.
– Lets the other person choose whether to play guard, or take the top.
– Wears white, black, blue or more particularly; a camouflaged gi. Doesn’t like many patches, if any.
– Will pull guard or go for the takedown; so long as no one forces them to do either.
– Has a solid base of fundamentals, enhanced by YouTube.
– Never wears a rashguard (men).
– Thinks you should mind your business about why they do Jiu Jitsu.
– Always ends up in crazy positions, broadly forsaking fundamentals.
– Wears outrageously colored gis; namely red and green, and early batch shoyoroll gis.
– Likes to go for judo throws that they have never practiced before.
– Never attempts the techniques that Professor taught in class.
– Creates new techniques; and gives old techniques new names.
– Tony Peranio WBBJJ
MMA Legend Nick Diaz and the renowned Roy Dean faced each other in BJJ when they were at the blue belt level. It was a rough-and-tumble match that ended 6-2 in favor of Diaz. While watching the match I was thinking of how difficult it must have been for the ref to score the constant action! This was a great roll by two gentlemen who are excellent black belts today.
Rematch at Metamoris 6 perhaps? Thoughts?
Who: Rory MacDonald vs JT Torres
What: Flying Leg Scissor
Where: Southern California, Metamoris 5
When: November 22, 2014
Around 13 minutes into Rory MacDonald and JT Torres‘ Metamoris match, Rory went for an attack/sweep that we do not often see in competition Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: the Flying Leg Scissor. The sweep was enough to set a world champion Jiu Jitsu competitor like JT down on his butt, but what furthered my interest was Jeff Glover‘s repetitiously stating that it was a “dangerous move”.
In the clip below Anderson Silva is submitted by Ryo Chonan at PRIDE: SHOCKWAVE 2004 with a Flying Leg Scissor Heel Hook. If you can submit one of the greatest fighters of all time with it, it can be considered a dangerous move indeed.
Since the Flying Leg Scissor is a dangerous technique and everyone likes a little bit of danger, let’s take a look at the technique in detail. Who can break it down better than Rener and Ryron Gracie? I recommend watching the entire clip below, but if you want to skip to the Flying Leg Scissor Breakdown fast forward to the 11:00 minute mark or just click here.
Also check out this informative breakdown of the technique!
Hope you enjoyed the read.
– Tony Peranio WBBJJ
1) Bring back matches in the gi.
– What the heck in the universe are you thinking by completely abandoning BJJ in the gi?! We were surprised by it at Metamoris 3. We were teased with it at Metamoris 4 when we were given a match of legends in the gi in with Saulo Ribeiro and Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros. As exciting as it was, much of the action took place on the feet, neither fighter wanting to succumb to the takedown efforts of the other. I can’t be the only one who was left with the impression that BJJ in the gi was, “the old way”.
To clarify, Metamoris 3 had few matches in the gi. This would cause 2 opinions to emerge. Opinion group 1 would say, “There were no matches in the gi, and I’m happy with this” and group 2 would say, “There were no matches in the gi and I’m unhappy with this”. Metamoris 4 comes around and the gi is given another try, and the result is a not the most exciting matchup in the world coming from the seasoned veterans. Now the anti-gi people can say, “See? Look how slow/boring the gi came is”.
2 out of 6 matches in the kimono would make any BJJ player happy (using myself as a litmus test). I was excited for Metamoris 5 don’t get me wrong. But it would have been 10x more exciting if there were at least a few more high level submission only gi matches going down from some of the card’s superstars.
2) Bring back ladies matches.
– Seriously. It is almost becoming weird that there were ladies in the second event, but none in the last 3. The ladies match was epic and action-packed. There are tons of ladies practicing BJJ! It is awkward to not see them represented in a sport that demands equality, especially on the mats. Gi or no gi, please bring back at least one ladies match if not more!
3) Make the “secret match” a bit more compelling.
– This has to be something stellar and shocking. Let’s say for instance you tell me a secret, “tomorrow it will be cold”. That is fine and well, but it is certainly not something that needed to be kept a secret. I enjoyed the both Metamoris secret matches for sure! Jeff Glover follows us and we are fans of both him and Baret Yoshida. Jake Shields and Roberto Satoshi are a good matchup as well but when I hear “secret match” I’m thinking something that would need to be kept secret; like nuclear weapon launch codes or something similar. Again, this is no stab at Jeff, Baret, Jake or Roberto but it seems that Metamoris secret matches are between a relatively known fighter versus someone who is not as widely known as their opponent. Renzo vs Sakuraba is a fantastic main event! However this caliber of match is what I think many of us are hoping for when we hear “secret” match.
4) Bring Back Rener.
– I know Metamoris brass doesn’t want the event to come off as having a greatly biased slant toward the Gracie Family that started the event (and um…the UFC). Trust me. Everyone is cool with having the Gracie Family attached to any Martial Arts event. Some of us will even go so far as to say that it lends credence to the event!
Rener’s commentary was absolutely spot on and detailed! During the match with Roger Gracie and Buchecha he was explaining each grip and predicting what each fighter was thinking and intending to do. I would like some more of that please.
5) Please make the event feel aesthetically ominous again.
– The early Metamoris venues were dark and ominous emitting a sense of danger, because of the background darkness and the elevated brightly lit mat. The simulated “no escape” feeling kind of goes by the wayside when I can see the door in the background. It can’t be that bad if I can just run out the front door. From a production standpoint this is something that should perhaps be considered in the future. When you watch a UFC event that doesn’t have many people in attendance, they will pan the cameras in specific ways that are always sure to keep the viewer from seeing the empty seats. Metamoris’ will constantly be sold out events. There are camera tricks that can be utilized to keep the front entrance out of streaming audience view.
– Tony Peranio WBBJJ