This Gene, and Carl my training partner.
June 1, 2015 10:22 AM   Subscribe

This is obviously the reason you came to Metafilter today: videos of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu demonstrations featuring a big, friendly pitbull. Supplemental material: posted by entropone (32 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Where is the behind the scenes footage of him putting that enormous meatball into a gi? I demand this footage to be released for the good of the people.
posted by griphus at 10:30 AM on June 1, 2015 [17 favorites]

That dog is one big soppy sack of aww. Which is good, because his sparring partner's genitals are a lot closer to a pitbull's jaws than I'm ever letting mine get.
posted by cromagnon at 10:39 AM on June 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

What he calls a scissor sweep at the beginning looked to me closer to the variation on the flower-sweep that Xande used against Marcelo and explained in Arte Suave.

"You want to grab the gi, or in this case the tail."
posted by daveliepmann at 10:39 AM on June 1, 2015

OMG what a fantastic uke! #1 drill partner!

Previously, a little boy stopped a less friendly pit bull with an RNC.
posted by ignignokt at 10:47 AM on June 1, 2015

Carl: We playing?
Carl: Why my head in your crotch
Carl: I'll just lie here to advertise the fact that I have reached a Zen state
posted by angrycat at 10:50 AM on June 1, 2015 [9 favorites]

A weaponized dog!
posted by Nevin at 10:50 AM on June 1, 2015

Ah, dang it, I now want a dog again even with we have no space for one in our lives. It's like hearing about Bloodborne and wanting a PS4 even though you never play video games anymore.
posted by ignignokt at 10:53 AM on June 1, 2015 [2 favorites]

His dojo is very homey, although I question his credentials if he awarded Dainty(sp?) that black belt. Or maybe it's belt in Cute, or Chewing; I'm not sure.
posted by achrise at 11:05 AM on June 1, 2015

That is a remarkably calm dog, but I have to be that guy and point out that he's pretty uncomfortable in that second video. Did he almost pass out in that hold? I really, really like the concept, though.

Hell, I'm also going to be that guy who points out that the "less friendly pit bull" up there says that the dog was originally incorrectly IDed. Aggressive dogs tend to be IDed as 'pit bulls' by default, so take any witness or media accounts of pit bull attacks with a big grain of salt.
posted by ernielundquist at 11:09 AM on June 1, 2015 [5 favorites]

Pitbulls are very obedient and eager to please. That's why it's easy to train them to be assholes. Carl there is just hanging out with his human pal, doing whatever, not really putting up a fuss.
posted by Legomancer at 11:13 AM on June 1, 2015 [3 favorites]

I think this dog just put me over the line on my dog-decision making process...I'm gonna start the search for realsies...good thing St. Loo is full of pits needing rescue!
posted by bird internet at 11:21 AM on June 1, 2015 [8 favorites]

achrise, that was the (very) deadpan point he made with it--he said "I've given her this black belt in karate...they'll give anybody a black belt in karate."

posted by theatro at 11:22 AM on June 1, 2015 [6 favorites]

Also: the puppy-teething going on on Gene's left foot was like critical levels of awwwww. I'd better breathe into a paper bag for a while.
posted by theatro at 11:23 AM on June 1, 2015

Scritch the belly, Johnny!
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:28 AM on June 1, 2015 [2 favorites]

Very cool. My cats only train no-gi, so I never get to practice the bow-and-arrow choke with them.
posted by tdismukes at 11:36 AM on June 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

Thanks, I didn't catch that.
posted by achrise at 11:37 AM on June 1, 2015

I didn't either until my second time watching, because my head was full of PUPPYYYYYYZOMG sorts of keening noises.
posted by theatro at 11:42 AM on June 1, 2015

I'll just lie here to advertise the fact that I have reached a Zen state

Back when my wife was taking BJJ she'd try to practice stuff on me, and I was remarkably less calm. Carl is an impressive doggy.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:49 AM on June 1, 2015

I briefly did BJJ and most of my sessions were FUCK FUCK SHIT GODDAMMIT AHHHH FUCK FUCK AHHHH SHIT so yeah that dog is amazing.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 11:56 AM on June 1, 2015

I'll just lie here to advertise the fact that I have reached a Zen state

To me it looked like "He kill me, I play dead now."
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:01 PM on June 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

Who's got a big head
Who's got a big ol' puppy head

My 1 year old lab/pit mix has an incredible sprawl and full-mount guard, based on his innate ability to squirm around on his back in bed and kick me with all four limbs, while thrashing his open jaws around. He's more of a natural welterweight, though.
posted by penduluum at 12:09 PM on June 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

It's fine, I didn't want to do anything today other than wonder how I can get my pittie to go along with this.
posted by ilama at 12:17 PM on June 1, 2015

Mod note: Comment removed; dropping a link to a page about dog attacks into a thread that's not remotely about that is not cool and not something to do.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:24 PM on June 1, 2015 [8 favorites]

"Take your left leg, and put it across his body."
"Now your other leg is gonna come up over his shoulder."
puppy runs free eehehe

Jiu Jitsu Unspoken Lesson: Be A Black-Belt Puppy
posted by fraula at 3:18 PM on June 1, 2015

Haven't gotten to watch the vids yet, since I'm at work, but I'll just drop this link to my friend's cats rolling bjj style.
posted by bashos_frog at 4:47 PM on June 1, 2015

I wrestle with my pitty all the time and can confirm a few things:

- The look of "I don't know what doing, but I'm OK with it" is a perfectly natural pitbull state of being, perhaps the most natural

- This video involves fewer breaks to be chased around the house than I would have expected

- Controlling the head is key. So many headbutts, face licks, and face licks while headbutting
posted by Panjandrum at 5:26 PM on June 1, 2015 [3 favorites]

fishNtits 1 year ago
but what about the erection?

Gene Cook, Jr 1 year ago in reply to fishNtits
we might address that in the next video. Sometimes this can't be avoided.

posted by Panjandrum at 5:27 PM on June 1, 2015

Pitbulls are 90% slobber anyway.
posted by orrnyereg at 5:35 PM on June 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

cutest jiu jitsu ever
posted by eustatic at 8:05 PM on June 1, 2015

The phrase, "ok, now I've seen everything" actually formulated itself in my mind.
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:41 PM on June 1, 2015

good thing St. Loo is full of pits needing rescue!


Reading this made me so happy! My Zoe is 3, and was rescued just hours before she was to go to a high kill shelter when she was just 6 months old. She is made of velcro and kisses, sits on laps, and lives for scritchinz and cheese. She is, at this very moment, crashed out and snoring with her head resting on my hip (I'm lying in bed.).

Pibbles are lovey, dorky, happy dogs, and I am so happy you're looking for one to love!
posted by MissySedai at 10:08 PM on June 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

The Judo geek in me was all "Sure, take on an opponent with no opposable thumbs", but "holy crap them teeth are massive".
I want a dog again.
My new career working with disabled adults may allow me to bring my buddy to work. Would it not be fabulous if it were some dorky, loving pitty?
posted by qinn at 2:45 AM on June 2, 2015 [1 favorite]

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