CountKomaNewsletter - no thanks huh ghost? Sorry dude, no swayze homos
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I second The Ghost of Swayze
ALthough Sauer has trained good guys, he often teaches in his seminars techniques that dont work. Yup, I said it. They seem like the type of moves you can make work when you train with much lower ranked/skilled students often enough to understand their rhythm and patterns and then use your superior experience and skill to create some new technique on them. Techniques sound in principle and concept, but really work because of the massive skill gap and unlikely to work against someone of equal or more skill
His seminars are guilty of being filled with techniques like this. Every time he comes around for a seminar and I know dozens of people who attend, can never really use much of what he shows even though they all think he showed amazing stuff
Full disclosure: I got my blackbelt from Pedro.
It's my belief that moves that "work against someone my skill level" are moves that rely on luck and/or chaos. I've made it my course to reduce luck and chaos. This would mean that if you are on my level, we'll stall. If you are better than me, you'll most certainly win. And if I'm better than you, I'll certainly win.
It's interesting to me that you want moves that work against guys better than you. It's completely foreign to my way of thinking.
i'm confused by this line of thinking. so are you saying that you should only train techniques that will work on people worse than you? how can you get better like that?
so if you're a two stripe white belt you should only learn moves that will work against someone who has no idea what BJJ is? but you wouldn't want to learn moves against another white belt who has a basic understanding of BJJ.
if you're a blue belt you only learn sweeps that can catch white belts? but you shouldn't learn a sweep that could be used to catch another blue belt?
also, out of curiosity, when you say that you're a pedro sauer black belt, does that mean that you trained at his dojo or was it one of those affiliate things? i was always curious how those things worked.