Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Being the little guy/girl in training

So, at the other end of the spectrum is the little guy. I've certainly been the smallest person in training and understand this position fairly well.

The big guy doesn't get punished for making mistakes as often, so he can feel more comfortable trying out new moves, however the little guy gets punished each and every time he makes a mistake.

Initially, this is frustrating to no end (and is the reason why a lot of people quit). However, in the long run, this helps the little guy/girl develop a game that is highly technical that will work on any opponent of any size (given a big enough skill gap of course).

Here is a video of Rubens Cobrinha Charles, one of the all time greatest lightweights .

16 comments:

Zander said...

Great bloggin, friend! crazy video!

LightStand said...

Nice video! Wouldn't want to go up against them

The R00STER said...

It is the same with every sport though

zemzero said...

wtf did I just watch at 1:40? That's insane awesome!

Zander said...

Good read, have a great weekend!

Dootzkie said...

AS someone who has been into martial arts for almost a decade... This was kinda amuzing

Stereocool said...

wow, I wish I could do that! cheers!

echi said...

That is more than fascinating :)

Follower #99872301 said...

Another great video!

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Jammer said...

I love BJJ. MFC is on tomorrow night.

bmx4130 said...

Awesome video. I'm looking to start training soon and I'm excited about it.

Austin said...

little guy rulz :P
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Brick said...

great video, im a brown belt in taekwondo / hopkido so its always great to watch this kid of stuff.

John said...

Great martial arts video. Brings back memories.

Betsy said...

Very cool video!