UK's greatest modern day grappler

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Discussion' started by icefield, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    And also probably the best coach I have ever seen in action I give you Neil Adams not just the UK's best judoka but I'd argue the best grappler we have produced at his peak

    The tai otoshi as 2mins is a thing of beauty and what can I say about the rolling armbar


    And an example of his brilliant coaching


    Another example of making teaching looked easy I was lucky enough to be at this session
     
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  2. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Neil taught at an MAI super seminar I went to years back.
    The guy has thumbs like two meaty chicken drum sticks!
     
  3. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Neil was an absolute prodigy in the art - exceptional teacher too
     
  4. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    On my bucket list of people I want to train with...Amazing instructor and athlete. Loved those videos thanks for posting.
     
  5. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    The stupid thing is I can go to a seminar with neil for £20, but can expect to pay twice that at least for a bjj or no gi seminar from.someone who couldn't last 5seconds with him on the mat

    He is a rare man who can coach as well as he could compete
     
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  6. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    My instructor rates him very highly. Apparently his newaza is excellent.
     
  7. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    It might be apocryphal but I've heard some Gracies went to Neil to get some pointers on the juji gatame.
     
  8. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    I think the Gracie's said that was a myth but that they do respect him.
     
  9. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    Yeah. Thought as much. Not many people can juji like Neil though so it still sounds plausible. :)
     
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  10. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Just to add to this I came across this today showing Neil doing Randori in 93. Absolute joy to watch and he throws around his dan grade partner like they were doing training drills. Awesome...

     
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  11. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

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  12. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Wow, 25 years on and he's still as sharp, if not sharper! The way he shuts down the throw attempts with those grips and timing :cool:
     
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  13. Dan93

    Dan93 Valued Member

    Awesome! Would love to do randori with him just to feel his throws.
     
  14. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    When he did a seminar at my old gym we all lined up for his arm bar lol, I pitted his uki on the throws no gi his takedowns were just as good
     
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