Member Since: 1/1/01
Look guys right off the bat please dont take this wrong.. im and old school BJJ fanatic at it since 1996 up here in the frosty north of canada. i drank the koolaid 100 percent and trained to be able to test my skills in the UFC just like the heroes i grew up watching (royce/bustmante/vitor) .. so please understand i dont mean this disrespectfully but Rickson has gotta go... atleast as the spokesperson of the JJ global federation..
The man is clearly a BJJ savant watching his free seminar from the weekend the guy is teaching what appears to be faily basic technique but is going DEEP in what was one of the best lessons ive seen online in a long time BUT hes too much of a swami
These kids today they dont care about pride of mma or flow of jiu-jitsu all they wanna know is can he bolo??? No BOLO ok forget him lol
ricksons a great figure head and is dropped gems of wisdom for those looking for them but how are we as a group "the large majority of bjj practitioners not elite IBJJF competitiors" going to ge the masses to take a fair look at whats being suggested on the other side of the fence with JJ global and a less sports approach to the art if they continouslty disrespect the work these other guys are doing.
i agree with everything he is saying but i know in todays day and age of snapchat kids how on earth are they going to sit through 5 mins of analogy to finally get to the point "if they can figuure out the message at all" people jsut dont have the attention span or any frame of reference to take these guys words for it..
i see BJJEE and every other site hyping the master up but they are missing the point as always its not about HIM or who he could beat in his prime but WHAT is this shift in approach going to to for YOU the practiitioner.
imagine if RENZO or even EDDIE BRAVO was the head of the JJ global push ?? it would be huge.. i wanna see this thing work because i agree its the a vaiable path for more people to get into the art but it just not going to happen like this.
does anyone have ricksons ear? is he open to working with others? Am i crazy??