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maverickz wrote:

So, no, you were not an asshole. But. In schools where leg locks are either taboo or looked down on, of which there are plenty, the use of leg locks against white belts is even more looked down on. Not illegal, not dick move, but people get weird with leg locks. Unfortunately. I just avoid legs with white belts in general.

They TEACH leg locks to white belts here. I have had two stripers immediately sit to double seated the moment I sit down.

maverickz wrote:

Oh and as far as teaching, during rolling out otherwise, I don't like talking at all. So I tend not to unless asked a specific question. I don't go to class to be social at all really so the less talking that happens the happier I am.

I guess I just come from a very different school culture. Back at my old school, it was pretty common to trash talk during a roll, but you knew it was coming from a place of love. It would not be uncommon for even a black belt to tell you to "smell the crossface" as he gave you the shoulder of justice. It made it fun and kept things light.

Paleocon wrote:
maverickz wrote:

So, no, you were not an asshole. But. In schools where leg locks are either taboo or looked down on, of which there are plenty, the use of leg locks against white belts is even more looked down on. Not illegal, not dick move, but people get weird with leg locks. Unfortunately. I just avoid legs with white belts in general.

They TEACH leg locks to white belts here. I have had two stripers immediately sit to double seated the moment I sit down.

Then it sounds like that white belt had a case of the ego. He'll get over it.

Paleocon wrote:
maverickz wrote:

Oh and as far as teaching, during rolling out otherwise, I don't like talking at all. So I tend not to unless asked a specific question. I don't go to class to be social at all really so the less talking that happens the happier I am.

I guess I just come from a very different school culture. Back at my old school, it was pretty common to trash talk during a roll, but you knew it was coming from a place of love. It would not be uncommon for even a black belt to tell you to "smell the crossface" as he gave you the shoulder of justice. It made it fun and kept things light.

Yeah, I'm not a fan of that. But that's a personal preference. But I also find most shut giving and talking distasteful, not just in jiujitsu.

I very much enjoy the social aspect. It's hard to analyze motion without asking questions, and chatting with people comes naturally from that.

As long as we are still rolling and not JUST talking, I really enjoy keeping things light and a little trash talk is all part of that. Some of my favorite rolls have felt like Inego vs. Wesley.

I don't trash talk - and I'm a white belt in BJJ, for whatever it's worth -- but I do find teaching/talking during a roll to be natural. That likely comes from being a 2nd degree black belt in something else; when I see/feel something, I usually talk AND show it simultaneously.

I tend to verbalize as well, often at my own expense.

Ya'll some Talkative Tonys over here.

Anyone ever have sore collarbones after a tough roll?

Paleocon wrote:

Anyone ever have sore collarbones after a tough roll?

Can't say that I have - neck yes, shoulders all the time. But not the actual collarbone

I made the comment "If YouTube has taught me anything, it is that 'street fighters' can't fight for sh*t" on a message board and the butthurt is simply delicious.