So today was the "Mega Throwdown and Spar-B-Q" for Bullshido members... This year's big meeting, in Austin, hosted people from as far away as California for 2 days' worth of sparring, standup, grappling, throws, and lessons from notable blackbelts in a variety of arts, including a judoka blackbelt and a former pro fighter. I have 2 judoka from Louisiana and their wives staying at the house, as well as one of our jits guys from Waco.
I will write a longer writeup shortly but wanted to gripe for a mo' here.
My first roll of the 5 hour session was with a green belt in another style which teaches some groundfighting techniques. He probably weighed about 195lbs. He approached me on his knees with both hands pointing at me, like a bird's beak with fingers all straight and together, arms up in the air, one high over his shoulder and one lower, about clavicle height. I pulled guard and tried to armbar one of these birds, but failed, effectively pulling kind of a knee on belly/scissor half guard. I don't remember all of the roll, but I got smashed. I maintained high structural integrity of my hedgehog form for a while until, from kesa, he extended my near arm and straight armbarred it. (Note: work on kesa escapes against big people.) He also eventually took my back and choked me (note: don't underestimate people simply because they train some other art.)
I'm griping because I'm mad. I AM A BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU FIGHTER. I'm supposed to be able to wax the floor with people from other styles. WTF! It shouldn't matter that he has a good 60 lbs on me. It sucked!