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Now that we know what really works, id like to hear about the stupidest stuff you have heard while in conversations with friends.

For example, at a party last year, someone introduced me to this dude because he realized we both took martial arts.

So I ask the guy, what do you train in? And he replies NINJITSU

It was all I could do not to crack a big wise ass smile and roll my eyes :rofl:

He goes on to tell me about this american ninja academy he is in and all the secret moves they learn. Man, I wanted to rip into him so bad but..... it wasnt the right situation 😆 I had to listen about his instructor, this guy that could tear your head off before you could blink, and all the typical hollywood crap. Poor guy got sucked into a cult. I bet his instructor is some 50 year old fat pale white dude with lots of fake certificates on the walls :roflcat:

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Posted : 26/07/2007 1:51 pm
dirt mcgirt
Noble Member

A situation like this is where someone like mat would come in handy. Have mat challenge the dude, but before he ruins the good name of BJJ, Jack will intervene and take the fight with the ninja himself. JK, mat :thumbsup:

btw, I've got a funny picture of ninjitsu that I'm going to have to post when I get home. You should forward this to your new ninja friend, Jack.

edit-- The greatest myth came from me, when I said BJJ was gay a couple years ago. I've had a change of heart ever since being introduced to Pride and HERO's though. Especially after seeing how effective it is first hand at the gym.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:10 pm
Illustrious Member Admin

Mat would own the fat ninja 😆
That would be like a 10 second RNC :mrgreen:

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:12 pm
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I always love it when some soccer mom tells me about her "black belt" daughter than could take a full grown man out. Ummmm... how old is she, I ask? How long has she been training?

Oh, she's only 14!!! She's so good she got her black belt in just 1 year, as she smiles at me with the ignorant glee only a mother is capable of 😆

I just want to swallow a shot gun blast when I hear stuff like this :ahh:

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:15 pm




bma_mat
Illustrious Member

Mmmmm, RNC ftw 😀 Under 10 seconds lol.

Hm, let's see. Oh yea, I once heard that the best, best fighters were the ones that hit you with their fingers. That they could basically jab you with 2 fingers, tearing your muscles/ligaments apart. Oh, that got my to strike at a boxing bag with 2 fingers for like a week lol. It also semi broke (cracked the bone a bit) one of my fingers when using it on someone lol.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:32 pm
jiujitsunoob
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I have a friend I met over the net who lives in Ireland.

He takes ninjitsu also; I after describing jiujitsu and telling him about some of the rolling that I had done he said you guys practice on each other? I said yea you don't? He said no what we learn is much too dangerous to practice on a real opponent 🙄 .

What I really like about jiujitsu is you KNOW this shit works because you use it in every class against a live struggling opponent. It's real, it hurts at times, and you just know from all that practical experience that it's useful.

If your learning something and you have never had the chance to use on a live resisting and unpredictable opponent then how in the hell do you know if what your learning is effective?

I got him to go to one of the recent UFC matches in Ireland and looked up some BJJ schools close to him for him to go and try it out. That was a couple of weeks ago, I need to talk to him this weekend to see if he has had the chance to audit a jiujitsu class.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:38 pm
bma_mat
Illustrious Member

Thing is, if he never used it on smoeone who resists and is unpredictable, he won't be able to do much. You need to practice anything to get it good. Whenever I learn a submission off the internet, it takes me a good 5-6 seconds longer than it should to do it the first time. After the first 2-3 times though, it's sunk in.

Practice Practice Practice.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:41 pm
rhythmythyc
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Dismissing Ninjutsu without knowing about it puts you in the same category as those who dismiss BJJ without knowing what it can do. While Ninjutsu may not be strictly a martial art, there are certain martial arts elements associated with a legitimate history of Ninjutsu.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:44 pm




bma_mat
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Ninjitsu is a bunch of old people with black hoods!

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:48 pm
jiujitsunoob
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Yes but even we practice dangerous and deadly moves in Jiujitsu we just know when to stop - now given there MAY be moves they can't practice against a live and unpredictable opponent but I would venture to day the vast majority of whatever they learn could be practiced as we practice. If you can't practice at all against an unpredictable opponent then I say it's mostly BS - from what my friend was saying they do kata's and no sparing.

This does not take away from the legendary Ninja's of old but the example my friend gave seems like a McDojo type of thing.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 2:50 pm
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No it doesnt, because I actually know about ninjitsu. I know that a huge majority of the people in the US that claim to teach ninjitsu are full of crap. There isnt even a consensus on what real ninjitsu is, was, or who actually ninja's were. Its all a big grey area lost to history and blurred by hollywood and fat old guys looking to make a buck. This is very different than when someone tells you they take BJJ. Most BJJ schools are legit, and the odds are, they know some real stuff that really works. Worlds of difference.

Go find me 10 random so called "ninja's" from 10 different states in the USA, and then do the same for BJJ guys. Go find 10 BJJ blue belts from 10 different states.
Then have an MMA battle between them.

Ive got a $100 that says the BJJ guys win 10/10 fights.

Dismissing Ninjutsu without knowing about it puts you in the same category as those who dismiss BJJ without knowing what it can do. While Ninjutsu may not be strictly a martial art, there are certain martial arts elements associated with a legitimate history of Ninjutsu.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 3:04 pm
jiujitsukid
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they had a guy that knew ninjitsu in one of the first ufc's and he got his ass kicked by a boxer in like 10 seconds :rofl:

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Posted : 26/07/2007 3:42 pm




jiujitsunoob
Famed Member

The Ninjitsu guys will tell you he really didn't know Ninjitsu :rofl:
Because a real Ninjitsu guy would be able to take on all of the UFC combatants that are going to fight at the same time.

Hell just to make it a challenge the Ninjitsu guy will give them all swords just so he can show how he can disarm them all before kicking their asses.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 3:47 pm
dirt mcgirt
Noble Member

Thats the image I wanted to post... Shows the ninjitsu guy on his knees, face full of blood with a look on his face thats says... "WTF happend?"

"ninjitsu... save it for the movies"

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Posted : 26/07/2007 3:49 pm
bma_mat
Illustrious Member

The Ninjitsu guys will tell you he really didn't know Ninjitsu :rofl:
Because a real Ninjitsu guy would be able to take on all of the UFC combatants that are going to fight at the same time.

Hell just to make it a challenge the Ninjitsu guy will give them all swords just so he can show how he can disarm them all before kicking their asses.

HAHAHAA, that was good man.

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Posted : 26/07/2007 3:50 pm
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