■Josh Barnett 30,000 words interview Summary..(from GONG Kakutougi, only about Metamoris)
In 2014,GONG Kakutougi Magazine No.273 has "Josh Barnet 30.000 word interview"
It is very interesting
Of course,Interview is in English, but article language is Japanese...
So,I can not translate all talk correctly,
But I want to make short summary For English Josh fan!
About METAMORIS vs Dean Lister
Q:Your entrance costume was classic robe.Did it mean respect to old pro-wrestler?
A:Yes, INOKI,Robinson,Gotch......Not only robe. Black trunks & shoes is also symbol of it.it means "I am catch-wrestler",
Q:But If you have Shoes,Lister's heel hook will be dangerous...What is shoes merit?
A:1,it is guard from toe fracture like JJ vs Sonnen. 2,slip risk is down...I heel hook risk demelit? I can guard it,because I am also leglock master
Q:yes,it is right
A:But many jiu-jitsu fighter and mania mock me"It is crazy! Lister will catch his shoes,and tap him out"..but ,They said"Shoes are advantage!" after fight.... haha,at first <He is not Clever>,at last.<He is not fair>...hahahaa
Q:And I am surprised at your side control,you press Lister,by your weight...Jiu-jitsu fighter's side position is knee down.but your leg is straight...You press opponent?
A:Yes! my side control is different from jiu-jitu...press by weight,and by elbow or arm born....I give under position's opponent pain and stress...So He lose gas!
Q:you control Lister's face by arm...is it catch skill?
A:Neck control prevent him from doing bridgemove,and hinder breathing.....it is his damage too.
Q:You said"Ji-jitsu is gentle art,Catch is violent art"... and I feel, it is "Violent science"
A:It is not my creative skill,it is from ancient PANCRASION and common sense...which do You choice opponent do 100% breathing or 80% breathing? it is clear!
Q:but, weight moving control Technique is not easy,How do you learn it?
A:Judo,Wrestling,Eric Peron gym...but,I continue study and thinking...For example,I saw my top wrist lock teaching video at 5 years ago,,,,but it was too bad!! I can teach much better technique than 5 years ago...It means I am developing now, my evolution continues.my top wrist lock is stronger than vs E.Alexander.
(Josh teach his technique to interviewer, top wrist lock,double wrist lock,Achilles tendon lock....it is called "BORN TO BORN")
Q: one more question,at vs Lister,You did not grape vine, you use "RIDE".why
A:RIDE has free move choice....and I use my weight by press,and born to born skill....opponent lose stamina,and hurt his body.
Q:and finish at METAMORIS fight ,,, You use scarfhold...but this poition is very rare in high lever grappling
A:Do you know Why scarf hold is rare case? because jiu-ijitsu men abandon it,it is not for scarf hold....
Q:Ryron & Rener talks in "Gracie breakdowwn" youtube, "scarf hold is only bigman movie..."
A:i do not agree it.I think Helio Gracie technique is not standard.bacause Master Helio is little guy.So His technique is for littleguy.but other Gracie is big and athletic.They are very physical...it is called "Waza ha tikara no uchi ni ari（技は力の内にあり）...Power is base of technique "
and, They forget scarf hold's power,this position has Energy Drain...some jiu-jitsu master said to me.
"I can escape from your scarf hold"
I do it,He try try,and try...finally,he escape from it.
but ouch.........ouch.........worn out he weakly crouched down.but ,my stamina lose is zero! If I do scarf hold again,can he escape again?
Q:Why can you discover such a skill? I wonder,jiu-jitsu is done by millions player,but catch wrestling is not so.only few people's skill. it a mistery
A:There are many techniques in the world,but principle is simple...We have to understand it. and technique is only technique... Do not respect too much,and Do not abandon it quickly
■ Joke article"The casting, If We make EVANGELION live action film"
From This article...
Rei AYANAMI starring Ai HASHIMOTO
ASUKA starring Emma WATSON
Mari starring Chiaki KURIYAMA
Evangelion 1 starring Kaoru "Predator"MATSUMOTO(2012 Judo gold medalist)
■DREAM 2012 NY eve event summary FAQ (from 10.25 press conference)
Q:What Event title?------"DREAM 18 NYeve special 2012"
Q:Who make this event? ----------Executive Committee
Q:Where?-----------SAITAMA Super Arena(of course!!)
Q:Is this final event of DREAM?-------No,in 2012,they will do aout 10 event(MMA & Kickboxing)
Q:Will SASAHARA continue RE president?--------No,REAL entertainment company is end,SASAHARA become one of the PR man after it
Q:Who is New Owner?.............GSI(Glory Sports international),this chairman is Pierre Andurand
Q:what about DREAM brand who is the new owner?-----Yes,DREAM brand will continue.press ask SASAHARA," NY eve is special,but in this year,DREAM number series? " SASAHARA answer"It means DREAM will be continue...so This event is <DREAM 18>"
Q: and Kawajiri will clash for the title?--------No release about card...and In 3men interview,TAKAYA vs KAWAJIRI....mmmmm???? I guess,If NY eve is final event,KAWAJIRI vs TAKAYA is done as memorial,But when DREAM continue,KAWAJIRI,and TAKAYA should face invader from other contry,..office will matchmake Japanese vs other country....
Q: DREAM will make the tournaments outside of Japan?-----No release about it....Generally Speaking,although they have a plan like this ,this announcement will be After this event ...in 2013.
■ OKAMI Yushin Interview from GONG KAKUTOUGI(Aug 15,2012)
==last year, You faced Anderson Silva,so maybe you could not enjoy Summer vacation...but,now you enjoy vacation after great victory!
"Yes, I do not have next fight schedule,So I will take a rest....I will be relax,and restart to next game....Even if I rest After lost game,I can not be really relax...So I got a win, after 2 lose. now I am really relax
===OK,I will ask you vs Baddy Robert.this fight was in Denber. it is highland (1600m above sea level)...Could you keep condition?
”the fight in highland,,,,,It was first time for me. So I heard many advice...so I came to Denbar 10 days ago.training was in Ed Herman gym...I did not feel The thinness of the air at ordinary move,but in hard training,I feel it...by many spparring, I adjusted.”
===You said"The big theme of Next fight is How to enjoy fight"
"But many many worry and pressure comes, in the long time,I could not win,I was sure that I develop,but it is no proof..."
==oh, You can be confident by only victory result...
"I missed <FEELING of WIN>...it was right,but when I enter Octagon,I remember my misson,how to fight"
===But your opponent is changed 2 times,Is it difficult problem?
"yes,I have to game plan completely...but it is destiny.."
===Your cornerman was AMATA Hiromi(K-1 Japanese fighter) ...why did you choice him?
"After 2 lose,I thought change something...So I learned striking from professional K-1fighter...at fiert,I renewal basic boxing and kick skill..and He is big size fighter,So He can show me middle weight figher's technic "
==OK, about this game.Robert was very aggressive,He went ahead,and hit you some punchs..Were you surprised?
"No,Because We expect He comes by aggressive striking...But His handspeed was more fast than Our gameplan it was true.....so I need the time for getting used to its speed"
===After it,grappling!! YOu took him down!! after it,OKAMI's game
"My theme was <do 100% in my ADVANTAGE>.so grappling,takedown,ground game.... it was good tactics for me..His takedown deffence was god,but many spparing partners taught me this patarn too,So I coud take him down very automatically after,it,I became grinder,,,topkeep "
==Long time, I could not see your ground game...
"I think so,I also feel my groundgame was now rare case.haha"
==your pass guard is judo style.basic,but symple is best....
"Yes my passguar style is bvery typical,This is my base...now,I should have do pounds more,but it was best style for me....This is KEISHUKAI style,root is Judo."
===but 1R was over.... Tim Boosh knocked you out in 2nd R, although 1st round was 100% OKAMI's round!! Did you remember it in vs Robert 2nd R?
"I remember it too,So I was more agrresive in 2nd R,and I got back moount,so I will do nonstop pound as long as Refree continue"
===And you won by TKO!! You climb the cage
"I heard it was banned,.....but,I was too excited......from 2011 Summer(vs Anderson Silva),many many experience...many supporter hope my fight....so,i was too excited and Japanese fighter could not win in UFC now,So I have to win I fight in Octagon,as Japanese...Japanese fighter is one team.like olympic!"
==thanks,please tell me your next plan
"I hope ome more fight in 2012,I come to startline again in UFC middleweight...I will challenge top group"
==foe example,Weidman become bigname.
"I expected Weidman's coming!! UFC is nest of strongmen,s..o I want to fight there,and prove my growth"
■AOKI shinya's tweet after Eddie Alvarez(2012,4/20)
I picked up AOKI Shinya's 3tweet and translated after E,Alvarez
Thank you for your support.
Result is lose by KO.I trained 100%,did all things that I could...off course,I am very sorry now,But to be frank with you ,now I am free, I am released from invisible pressure...I will make my mind clear soon.
By this defeat, I face Martial art again,I can see it more straightly. In several years,I was overheat by my pride & honor. But I am released now. After Real AOKI Shinya can go fight,no overrated,no underrated. What is the most important for me? It is making this defeat plus . Thanks.
Some hours after, I will arrive at airport.I want to meet my family again.now,My hope is only it.maybe many fan talk about my defeat,but I did my best,it was very very serious,it is apparent,So It is no problem even if many fan mock me.
original tweet (japanese)