#CHAT - Say Hi (tell us about you)
This is the CHAT - Say Hi (tell us about you) chat channel, created by bjjscout, 2017-04-03 06:37:26.716Z
Say hello and tell us who you are!
hey all, stop in and say hi!
Greetings, from Birmingham, England. This site may become the greatest source for grappling nerds the world has ever known. So in a crude application of the law of opposites; this site may also become the virtual crack den I spend all my time in, instead of honouring any other obligations I reluctantly engage in. Either way- ya' got me.
awesome @matt! welcome, still sorting out kinks but feel free to play around in the Test room making trees and seeing how it works
Hello from Rome, Italy. Just a beginner having lots of fun fighting :)
hi @enmas! I hope you find this site useful, u can study some maps now but maybe u will try make some later!
Hi guys, Chris from Warsaw, Poland. Big fan of BJJScout, hope I can contribute to this project
Hi all. I'm a 30 year old purple belt from Gracie Barra Channel Islands. Massive fan of BJJ Scout and all your material. Looking forward to spending unhealthy amounts of time on this forum!
Hi all, I'm a 33 year Old Blue Belt. Originally training out of Baret Subsmissions (The Arena) in San Diego, but now part of Cobrinha Las Vegas (headed by Hector Vasquez). I love what you're doing @bjjscout. You're breakdowns are second to none. Thank you for your hard work, so many of us can understand various techniques. Looking forward to meeting new people, and learning from this forum!
Mike Libbie. Hello, from St. Louis, Missouri. I'm a white belt, hobbyist, who has been training just under one year. Rickson Gracie>Rodrigo Vahgi>Bryan Guidry. Bryan Guidry is my instructor. I just found out about this site via the YouTube video on the Merkle.
Yo what's up killers?! My name is Michael. I've come to share and be a part of this community and family. I'm from Texas and I will choke a bitch. Lol jk, but nah for real, catch me outside!
What's up all, this is really still in the testing phase but any of you that want to try help out making some maps pls let me know
If you have any requests/ideas on "trees" you want to see, drop em here
Hey everybody! I'm a 20 year old grappler training out of checkmat minnesota; big fan of bjjscout, excited about this project!
so like has anyone here actually tried to analyze BJJ before ....
Hi. I analyze BJJ from the perspective of someone who doesn't train BJJ, because i do not train BJJ. Armchair analysis is my specialty
I am actually a BJJ instructor and I try to analyze positions and combos and I really like to mix it up with wrestling, judo and Russian sambo. @bjjscout, I found you funk roll and merkle analysis AWESOME, I spoke with our wrestling coach and am working on a transition from merkle to honey hole.
@bjjscout I'm a fighter at Jackson Wink. I'd like to see a map/video on punching while moving backwards.
Crazy canuck, BJJ Blue Beltch!
8yrs Muay Thai and BJJ blue belt at Claudio Franca's in Santa Cruz, CA. Personal Trainer and Group Fit instructor at a couple of gyms. Interested in mapping basic movement patterns across multiple striking styles.
that's cool, say i currently dealing with a bad internet situation at the moment (it took me 2 hours to upload my last YT vid) but once i am online proper, we can try get organized....does anyone have the stomach to try make a leg lock tree
sacha! ur alive
cool, i am still with bad internet unfotunately
I've kept improving Telescope over the years. I'm working on a new project to showcase the latest version actually, something like BJJBot but for climbing this time: http://gambaclimbing.com/
wow nice! well if u got any ideas i'm all ears, well ok eyes , since i can't really do skype
i have noticed this weird correlation between bjj and climbing
i wonder why
Hi all! I'm from Seattle but I teach BJJ/MMA in Bangalore. @bjjscout I'll put a skeleton of a leg lock tree with my current understanding if that gets the ball rolling (honeyhole/game over/top side ashi/ashi/butterfly ashi)
Greetings from Florida. I love the BJJ Scout analysis. If UFC were smarter they would hire you instead of having your stuff taken down. I have always watched martial arts videos to try and improve my technique or learn something new. In the days of VCRs that was a pain in the butt. You Tube made it easier to do. Guys like BJJ Scout are serving it up on a platter. Thanks. I don't think I could do anything as cool as that, but I'll learn how to make GIFs and give it a go.
Hello from northern Europe. I'm a experienced martial artist with background from judo, bjj, adcc, mma, karate, kickboxing etc. I've also competed a lot. I'm from small city where I didn't get very good coaching so I've been doing fight analysis by my self for a long time. I've found youtube videos very very helpful!! I've watced a lots of highlights, teaching videos and analysis videos. I love BjjScouts videos most! Used a lot of his stuff in training and competitions! Hope I can get more insights from this page :)
hi @rama wow that's awesome, you want to play around with it in the TEST room? when you are ready I will auth u and you can start making trees in the Grappling room
@jakson cool! do you do bjj? or are you think more something along the lines of MMA
@slothwrestler nice, hmm northern europe...I have some spent come cold nights in europe...
Thanks for making this all possible Bjjscout! I'll be contributing at some point.
@jasonTX awesome, it would be cool if someone where wants to get some maps running! I can create little chat rooms for guys to collab etc
Just started that under "Leg Lock Tree", please take a gander! @bjjscout
I accidently added the nodes as comments instead of to the main tree, hope it's easy to transfer over :)
hey i checked it out, looks pretty cool! do u know how to get gifs and stuff?
@bjjscout I primarily do BJJ and Muay Thai, though I dabble in MMA (just to put it all together in a practical package). I also have a couple of decades of TMA training. I'm one of those gray haired dudes in the gym that has been a martial arts junkie for life and finally caught the BJJ train about 7 years ago. I think building a mind map would/could be a reflection of whatever I happen to be working on at the time... kind of like writing a research paper or doing homework for combative arts.
nice @jakson , yes i think reflection on the art itself happens probably after u get a little long in the tooth...sometimes when u just start out u get lost in the minute...pls do experiment in the test room, if u need any help pls let me know
Hi guys, waving hands from Northern Germany! Amazing project! Jobwise I have to do with Systems Mapping and visualizations of Data to help make complex things understandable in new ways. Great idea, have to get the whole thing yet though, i guess. Have practiced classical JJ when I was at school, left disappointed and in doubt after some years. Had two knee surgeries, then 10 years of Kungfu & Selfdefense training. even though i had a humble and dedicated instructor that shone (?) by letting unnecessary stuff aside, i left because i really enjoy the practical side of "fighting". now on the bjj path for 3 years, still a white belt. but i do feel that slowly things start to fall into place for me on the mats, and i am getting more curious to understanding techniques and links more deeply. Apart from that interested in the Feldenkrais ideas of movement. Super curious becuse this project links my professional work and love for bjj or learning things in general… not sure how much i can contribute wisdom-wise yet :D first competition next week, curious how what will lead to. Thanks for setting this up. Amazing work. Enough said.
hey @ciciki that's awesome ! hmm, well if you are into helping on some programming/data visualization ideas that would be great too! Good luck with your competition btw. I'm a bit tied up making a vid for this week but I'm checking on this site regularly
hey @bjjscout, sorry for late reply! couldnt log back in and also not reset my PW somehow? i am afraid i cannot help with programming, but general visualization ideas might be in reach ;) started using kumu.io a lot for work purposes. but this project right here probably needs something different. happy to provide ideas / feedback if needed. are there any key questions/ideas/issues? PM?
ps: won gold! haha... at white belt level though :D
Hey guys, I'm at college in Vancouver, Canada. I've been taking MMA then BJJ classes on campus for the past year. I want to learn as much as I can, so this site is super exciting. Since it's just getting started, I'm not sure how much help I can provide but at least I can give you guys moral support.
Imo, @bjjscout + Lawrence Kenshin + Jack slack = the best fight breakdowns.
Hi guys, I'm Eelis, and I too enjoy trying to model/map grappling technique! I have written my own tools for it though. My approach is different from rollflow, in that I try to create a unified network of transitions, rather than isolated fragments. I also animate everything with 3d stick figures, rather than relying on fragments of video footage. See https://github.com/Eelis/GrappleMap . Maybe there are options for synergy :)
@ciciki ! sorry for the late reply, i have been tied up running around and didn't even have internet for a few days! Yes now that I am a bit more organized i intend to get us back organized to mapping! pls hang in there!
@hamfree that's awesome! I will post more updates on my youtube soon...well ok, the video studies first though heh
hi @eelis wow that is awesome! I think 3rd is a cool thing and the applications to martial arts should be awesome. perhaps we can brainstorm or something, I'm trying to gather a group of IT savvy types to see how we can work together
@bjjscout Thanks! Yeah, brainstorming sounds good. I'm sufficiently IT savvy that I can write any software we need (as I do for the GrappleMap project). And you have the reputation/street cred that has the best chance of attracting lots of prospective scouts/mappers. :)
@eelis this is awesome! say are u into data sci btw? like wearable stuff/fitbit data?
@bjjscout Nah, haven't played around with that sort of thing
My academic background is in type theory, theoretical stuff.
But I've since moved to industry, where I've mostly worked on high performance distributed systems.
hmm ok, well maybe on my slack?
we can DM here too no prob
might as well test it out
A martial artist from Orlando Florida. I am currently a 4 stripe white belt under Bruno Malfacine as well a fledging practitioner of Muay Thai. Nice to meet y'all. 👺👍🏽
New student back in May here at Newborn Jiu Jitsu in Spokane, Wa just heard about the forum so here I am. I currently work as an organic farmer and I've been providing consultations and classes for people interested in incorporating various medicinal cannabis preparations into their healing/recovery regimens (nothing for sale, only interested in providing guidance). Eager to learn and happy to help if I can 👊✨😎 IG profile:@DoWorkBeMellow
hey @DoWorkBeMellow that's awesome, ok...so the qn is...are you a cody mckenzie fan.. Actually Im quite into this farming thing....mind if i hit up ur DMs...
I'm pretty new man so I don't know who cody McKenzie is 😬 But yeah, drop me a line anytime 👊✨😎
Just watched a YouTube vid of him talking about donating blood to make weight😂 What a savage. I'm a heavy weight and I haven't been below 210 in over ten years so not a problem for this guy.
Cody is a legend, if you come from spokane you need to learn the mckenzetine. heh
Greetings all I am from New Zealand and currently working and living in Asia. I particularly enjoy the cerebral aspects of BJJ and naturally am interested in what you are all thinking when you are on the mat. Also to BJJscout I really enjoy your breakdown of Demian Maia's mma bjj game. Cheers.
welcome @importman...NZ...are you familiar with gambledub then, cool are u in china
Howdy, all. Found this site from one of your youtube videos. Seems like a cool idea so thought I'd give it a try. I train Jiu Jitsu out of Los Angeles (purple belt), formerly a rassler. I've been doing BJJ for the last 5 years or so, wrestled since 8th grade.
hi @maddox that's cool, guess YT advertising works huh. LA...lots of good schools there... welcome !
hello! confused white belt in TX trying to figure things out =)
I'm Spence, i'm 28. next goal is to lose 80 pounds and take an amateur mma fight.
hey gang - SBG brown belt here....training for about 8 years or so....absolute mega fan of the BJJ Scout studies...recommend it to everyone coming up in BJJ as to how youtube-study of BJJ can be used for good. :) -- came from a mention of Leite 1/2 guard mind man...wasn't able to find just yet but it's looking like we're in the infant stages of this site....either way - LOVE the idea and looking forward to participating/contributing/learning! =)
Heloo from Sarajevo Bosnia found about this site on youtube. Im a huge fan of BJJ SCOUT and gambledub. Awesome work! Im a purple belt under Augusto Ferrari been training for 10yrs now with minor set backs.
Hey All, I'm a blue belt from the UK but living and training mainly in Asia (Myanmar and Thailand). I find visual learning aids like mindmaps super useful, so I have high hopes this site will help me with accelerated learning! Great idea @bjjscout , hope there's some contributions coming which are as helpful as your awesome YouTube studies :-)
Hi. I want to do a butterfly guard map summarizing the adam wardzinski series
hi @estefanobjj that is awesome! pls message me if u need any help! i want to start moving stuff out of the test room in to the main
@Eelis dude your site is unbelievable not sure if i fully know how to work it but im blown away so far
errrr Gday. not sure if this is the place for this question. well back story and question. i play an online game called toribash. that is a turn based fighting game. is there a section on here that i can use for the game? or is it all irl related game plans. this is a link top what you wan do in the game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3DOd4aIYnI
oh wait i didn't even read the title. hello all. i do hema at a low level and am interested in mapping out similarities in grappling between style and times. myy long term plan is to map out the cycles that grappling/striking meta game in to see if there is any golden nuggets hidden in there.
hi @monkeyishi thanks for joining! What's Hema....maybe you give us more details?
Hema is historical European martial arts. we try to recreate the systems of combat both armed and unarmed employed in history through the study of documents left from the time. Basically we get to play with swords. there is a grappling component im trying to find people to play with. But alas i live in a small coastal town in the middle of nowhere.
@monkeyishi wow that's interesting, i have no idea about european martial arts at all though I have seen some grappling vids with Kali sticks. So do you know much about the Hema art itself?
i know less than i would like.
ive been looking into fiore de'i liberi this bloke ----> http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Fiore_de'i_Liberi
these guys did an interpritation from him based on the sword in one hand section of the book. ----> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GoQlvc_H3s
we have had success in executing the techniques in free sparing.
@monkeyishi whoa that is interesting, i have totally no idea or background into these weapon arts. DIdn't realize people studied them so hardcore. That is amazing that u are tracing grappling back on this route! most people go back to its oriental roots but this is a new angle for sure
From what I've found in military manuals it all looks very similar. Quick to learn and a high percentage of success. Itsvinterstig what a shift in the game/metagame can produce. Have you heard of glimma. To win a glimma match one must throw the opponent and disengage with out turning the back. I wonder if this is a rules set that would help in mma if you are predominantly a striker.
i think hema at them moment is comparable to early bjj. Post ufc1 before any major mainstreme schools have bbeen established. back in the time when people were learning from grainy pride footage and meeting a real purple belt was rare.
@culturechef89 That's a cool goal :- ) Best wishes with that and feel free to ping me here if some day in the future you're close to your goal, would be interesting to know.
@monkeyishi You don't happen to know any glimma fight YouTube video? I searched for "glimma fight" and "glimma match" but I find only people named Glimma and ... ice hockey for some reason. B.t.w. cool "fiore de'i liberi" video. I think they're OK actors too :- )
@KajMagnus oh its probably because i mis-spelt it sorry
this is the video where i found out about it
@monkeyishi yeah hema was the only grappling based art in medieval times, it probably was a game changer. Though I guess if you are up against an army of pikemen or lancers....
@monkeyishi Aha it's glima, ok. Thanks for the link :- ) Glima seems useful also for self defence, I think. I was practicing in the past, and we practiced to not-stay-on-the-ground, but instead to get-up-and-away.
i wouldn't say hema was the only grappling art. hema is more a modern catch all term for medieval martial art re-creation. kinda like how submission grappling doesn't care what school of thought you come from. it seems alot more integrated than the 90s fore mma got giant.
@bjjscout. i just use giphy gif creator. what you planning?
@culturechef89 I'm using imgur, giphy etc. In terms of gif makers i use Icecream screen recorder...seem's pretty ok...
@culturechef cool. the tedious part is always finding the video in a good format to edit. jajaja.
hey guys, this is one of my older articles, what do you guys think? https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/6/13/10780810/game-mechanics-layers-of-defense?_ga=2.244592391.36899744.1507011071-611393235.1504315455
I´m new here and just wanted to introduce myself! :D
My name is Andy, 23 yo and I´m judo black and bjj blue. Eventho I´m doing judo for almost 20 years now and started BJJ one year ago. I consider myself a "grappler" and not a judoka or something since I´m mostly into NO-GI grappling (paradoxically). Additional to judo and bjj I study folk style wrestling, catch wrestling, sambo and hema-grappling (historical european medieval grappling... it´s a gem).
I´m stocked to learn, talk and share grappling stuff with you guys! :)