However, BJ Norris was just a local kid in VA-MD with some raw talent until Todd got ahold of him.
That sounds dirty.
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Posted 27 January 2017 - 03:25 PM
Thats the method Im using. I bought an expensive ass open gun so I can make GM this year. This cadillac open gun will shoot the course itself all I have to do is enjoy the ride... At least thats what they told me when I put my money up for it.....
In 18-36 months you will no doubt find out.
Posted 27 January 2017 - 11:49 PM
I took one of Ben's classes a couple years ago for the same reason, to verify I knew what I sucked at.
I went to Ben's class to learn what I'm doing wrong, and what the route would be to work from B up to M should I choose to do so.
I haven't chosen to put that work in yet - life is full of other things I'm investing my time into - and so I'm hovering .05% short of A class several months later.
I will say that I left his class knowing that I wasn't nearly as good as I thought I was, and exactly why. To me, that's worth the money. At some point after years in the sport we all plateau, and I know exactly the reasons I'm sitting on the B-class one, now.
That makes it much less frustrating to be here. I know it's due to a lack of proper practice, so I'm not the frustrated guy who sees M-class as something impossible to attain because no matter what he does he cannot exit _____ class.
Posted 28 January 2017 - 03:57 AM
Those poor dumbfucks. The way to become a champion is by buying the right gear.
Almost.....you have to buy the right gear and then put a bunch of aftermarket parts in it. Everybody knows that manufacturers don't sell the best stuff 'cause then their sponsored shooters would have no advantage over everybody else. I'm always depressed to find out the sponsored shooters have a bunch of aftermarket stuff too. I fail to understand why the manufacturers just don't hire the aftermarket guys.
Where do I sign up for that finishing school that will make me a good person? Maybe we could fill a private class.
Posted 28 January 2017 - 04:28 PM
What would be interesting to see is one of the greats, Todd, Robby, or Jerry start a school. "Want to be a contender? Come study with me for 6 months or 2 years."
The question is why isn't that happening? Sponsor commitments? Keeping sharp doesn't lend itself to teaching full time? Why don't we see the AMU hiring someone like Max or Travis to be the instructor emeritus? Money?
Before the UFC did BJJ guys have to travel around to teach weekend classes and now they can stay home and have people come to them? Is that the issue? The sport is just too small so the instructor does weekend classes and nobody sets up their own dojo?
I feel like there has to be at least a handful of people that would move to Arizona and train 7 days a week with Robbie and try to make a run at it.
Maybe sustained instructor feedback just isn't that helpful. Maybe the once a year booster shot of a class is enough and the rest you have to do on your own. That would certainly be consistent with the observed reality.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:26 PM
Greater than 80% of the Production National titles the last six years have gone to personnel who attended several of Ben's classes.
Stats are pretty clear!
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