Coach’s blog – gym date 9-14-09

Listen to the coach; you might end up in the UFC too.

Our mission is to solve the riddle of why students can’t grasp that when we are training grappling there is no need to pretend or show the class you have an opening to strike your partner.

It seems the guy that has something to prove is acting up because he was dominated for the past two minutes and fifty seconds of the round. It makes no difference to this wanna-be, we’ll call him “Joe,” that the guy he is rolling with didn’t pretend to strike him when they were in dominate position, or that anyone else in class pretended to strike their training partners.

Nor does it matter to Joe that he has never fought before or that the guy he just threw the fake punches at has over 10 fights and would murder him.

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