First time being dominated

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fedorwins1
10/4/07 3:42:48PM
Last night we had a grappling "tournament" where I do BJJ. There was a judge(instructor) and then you had someone corner you, it was just for fun, but we were supposed to go 100% like in a competition. It was no-gi and I dominated my first match winning 10-0. I took his back, mounted him, had a close armbar, and after the match I wasn't very tired at all. My next match was against a guy I've never seen before and I figured hey it's his first time, etc. We started going and withing 15 seconds BAM! Taken down like nothing and then he passed to half guard and I got back into guard and went for a kimura that was pretty close. Later on he tried to hip bump me to pass my guard but I just grabbed his ankles and he fell back(counted for a sweep). We scrambled and I got back to my feet. I then get taken down AGAIN! I'm sitting there thinking there's no way this is his first time grappling!

I lost 6-3 and I was like WTF! I didn't see that coming at all. I was pretty hard on myself even though it was for fun. Then the guy comes over and explains that he's a collegiate wrestler! Then all of a sudden I don't feel so bad about loosing since all he did was take me down.
Mitchell740
10/4/07 7:53:38PM
I remember my fiirst time getting dominated, and all the others. I bet I am still alot younger than you so don't feel bad, it happens to EVERYONE. What school/division/weight did he wrestle?
MattHughes
10/4/07 11:49:35PM
uhhh I get dominated all the time, but I'm always out weighed so...yeah. I've only gone with 2-3 people my weight in 3 months of training. (125lbs)
Svartorm
10/5/07 2:25:10AM
Yeah bro, don't worry about it. If you're not getting dominated, you're not training with the right people. Conversely, if the dude is still dominating you two or three months from now, I'd start to worry.
fedorwins1
10/5/07 10:39:53AM

Posted by Svartorm

Yeah bro, don't worry about it. If you're not getting dominated, you're not training with the right people. Conversely, if the dude is still dominating you two or three months from now, I'd start to worry.



No it's cool, it's just the first time I haven't had an answer to something. He just had a great base and good posture so trianlges were really hard. He didn't completely dominate me it was 6-3.
fedorwins1
10/5/07 10:41:15AM

Posted by Mitchell740

I remember my fiirst time getting dominated, and all the others. I bet I am still alot younger than you so don't feel bad, it happens to EVERYONE. What school/division/weight did he wrestle?



Not sure about the school or divison but he wrestles 145 and he's 20 yrs old. I'm only 17 and I got a long way to go lol.
loonytnt
10/6/07 11:51:42AM
its good to lose because it makes you think what you are doing wrong if you win all the time and have a lot of wholes in your game you will never fix them, better to lose in the gym then the cage
Mitchell740
10/9/07 6:41:31PM

Posted by fedorwins1


Posted by Mitchell740

I remember my fiirst time getting dominated, and all the others. I bet I am still alot younger than you so don't feel bad, it happens to EVERYONE. What school/division/weight did he wrestle?



Not sure about the school or divison but he wrestles 145 and he's 20 yrs old. I'm only 17 and I got a long way to go lol.



16 here, still younger.
akumairon
10/11/07 10:08:52PM
go rubber in guard wrestlers hate that kind of thing (because i also got dommed like that to)
fedorwins1
10/12/07 8:51:00AM

Posted by akumairon

go rubber in guard wrestlers hate that kind of thing (because i also got dommed like that to)



Yeah I tried to but that guy was fricken hard as hell to hold on to. It was a lot of movement and I went for rubber atleast 3 times but then he postured up and I think he knew what I was trying to do.
madmarck
10/18/07 7:14:22PM
I know how you feel. My BJJ club is on my university campus. and there are a few varsity wrestlers who do it. Man its kinda hard to not get taken down. Sucks freerolling with em. At least you learn to work off you back the hard way.
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