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Opinion: A Wrestler is Never Done Learning

I feel like many folks are some what brainwashed by TV. Either the UFC fights themselves or their drama reality series that feeds on drama to exist. They are trained by a Jiu Jitsu strategy in grappling. They fear giving up their back, or should say, exposing their back. As a wrestler I don't give it a second thought. This is merely an example. 
It's troublesome to see wrestlers leave wrestling for Jiu Jitsu because they lack the education on legit catch wrestling. Well....I hit one the main problems. Catch has been hurt with false claims of catch knowledge which in turns hurts legit catch. When a wrestler says,"I've learned all I can as a wrestler and need to work on my JJ." I can only shake my head at such ignorance. Now if that person just has a desire to do JJ then best wishes hope you the best. 
Even after my years under Billy Wicks, I continued to learn from other sources. I continued to improve on what he taught me. Sadly I've seen many catch guys regr…

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