FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Where exactly are you located?
We are located on two primary sailboats, the Queen Gracie and the King Bravo. The sailboat’s location is always changing. As of late 2018 we are located in the Southern Indian Ocean. However we are not bound to any one location; we are constantly moving. That is the genius behind OOBJJ. With such a large location footprint, our potential clientele is unlimited!
2. How can I get your exact coordinates?
If you are a paying student in good standing, we will email you our GPS coordinates (accurate to within 10 square miles) no later than 1 hour prior to the start of class. We try to wait as long as possible so that you can be assured of getting the most accurate coordinates. Of course, trade winds being what they are, we cannot guarantee our final location when class commences. Please note that lateness will not be tolerated.
3. What is “OGOB”?
OGOB stands for Off the Ground and Off the Boat. This is an advanced fighting strategy where the objective is to get the fight off the ground and then get your opponent off the boat. We also train for the unlikely scenario where you go overboard too. For example, did you know playing closed guard in the ocean is much different than playing closed guard on dry land? If you pull guard in the open ocean, you may be in for a rude surprise! We will clearly show you why pulling guard in the open ocean will likely result in a career ending wrist lock. More importantly, we will show you why bottom half guard is the most dominant position in the open ocean - as long as you know how to use it.
4. What is “MDT”?
MDT stands for “Mutually Destructive Techniques”. These are highly effective last resort techniques that you should use when it is clear that you will lose the fight. These techniques will provide you with the peace of mind of knowing that even though you will lose, your opponent will not win. A simple example of an MDT is “baby seal”. This technique is for Off Boat fighting, when it is clear that you are about to be submitted. We teach you how to position your arms and legs in a manner that mimics a distressed baby seal. Along with a convincing baby seal cry (that we will teach you), you and your opponent will instantly become the lowest rung on the food chain. This technique is obviously more effective in areas where sharks are known to frequent.
5. What is “NP”?
NP stands for “Natural Preservation”. There are three important differences between combat on the open ocean and combat on dry land.
A) Refrigeration is a luxury that most sailboats do not have.
B) Food is often in short supply.
C) There are no laws in international waters.
The combination of these three facts implies that simply submitting an opponent and sending them on their way is not always the best option. If you choose to harvest your opponent, you will need to keep the meat viable for as long as possible. We will show you how to effectively kill the brain while keeping the body alive. There is simply no better method of meat preservation available. By applying just the right amount of choke for just the right amount of time, you can have your meat and your vegetable too.
6. What do you have for dry land students?
We recommend GT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu located in Tallmadge, Ohio.
They don’t do any of our ocean based stuff, but for dry land, they are the best you can get.