Is training 2-3 a month even worth it??? | Page 2

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  1. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    no is not.

    you cant possible be able to implement whaever youve seen in class if you go 3 times in the month...

    hell get better than zero, but zero is just zero, wont even notice the difference.

    3 times a month is a waste of time.
     
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  2. 2008 Blue Belt

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    You might be able to train 3 times a month and be decent because you trained before (mauy thai) and probably have the ability to cordinate your movements and retain the material. I think guys who are former athletes, or life long martial artist from another background can get away with training very minimal and still become skillful at BJJ.

    It's the guys who aren't athletes and lifelong couch potatoes who won't really learn anything training only 3 times a month if they want to become skillful at BJJ that's is probably not worth it.
     
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  3. Two White Belt

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    I completely disagree with this. Admittedly you won't learn "a lot" and your progress will be slow but to say that you won't learn anything and won't notice this difference isn't right as well. Depends a lot on the practitioner as well.
     
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  4. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    he will learn techniques, he wont be able to apply them live, in like... for ever... thats the problem.
     
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  5. Two White Belt

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    With the exception of the basics/fundamentals, a lot of what I learned was through instructionals etc.. and implementing them during rolls and seeing what worked for me. I'm more of the mindset that something is better than nothing particularly if you really enjoy it. Once he eases into it, he may be able to make time to go more etc..

    Better to stay in touch partially then not going at all. Again that's just how I see it, of course the OP's goals may be different so he's the best person to answer that.
     
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  6. WeazyFBaby White Belt

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    Thanks everyone for the feed back it is appreciated.

    I guess I should explain my goals a little further...as I said I trained Muay Thai for about 6 years and it was a big part of my life and loved it...i got too busy got married had a kid and fell off the wagon.

    Now i would like to get back into training but thought bjj would be fun and would be something I could do into 40s and maybe 50s.

    To be clear I'm not a fighter at all, more of a hoobyist. Trust me 6 years of Muay Thai and sparring with dudes who do fight pro and amateur you find that out real quick.

    From what everyone has said seems like I may be better of just going back to Muay Thai as it would be more getting back to it, revisiting what I learned and maybe picking up some new things along the way
     
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  7. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    theres nothing wrong with learning through instructional, most of my game Its based on that as well. The problem is that whatever you are learning you need try to make it work on rolls, and 3 times a months is not nearly enough rolling time to be able to make them work.
     
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  8. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    bjj is extremly fun, and its something you can do way into your 40s 50s... if you can go at least 2 times a week youll get something out of it...
     
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  9. Magooglie Steel Belt

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    You should try it for a month. See if you like it. You can theorize all day long, but it would be better to try to go once a week for a month. If it isn't to your liking you can do something else. If once a week for a month made you happy, continue doing that.
     
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  10. dimmyfinster Orange Belt

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    Because it takes 15-30 minutes to drive to class each way and he won't have this time . Because he wants to have gas when rolling in class.


    I know people in this situation. It happens every time somebody has a kid.
     
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  11. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    And you think running is what's going to make the difference between gassing and not gassing for a whitebelt? Unless you are extremely out of shape, it isn't.

    I've been smoking for 20 years, I can't even run 2 miles right now, Yet I manage to roll straight up for 45 to 1 hour without problems, guess why? Am I a freak of nature? No, I just know how to save energy.

    again, unless you are aiming for a competition where you will need to be in shape, you dont need sc and running or anything to be able to roll.
     
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  12. dimmyfinster Orange Belt

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    Sorty if I implied running, anything is good. Burpees, push ups, squats. These things absolutely make a difference for somebody out of shape, You can't possibly think they don't. Plus, these things are all good for him, better than sitting on the couch and doing nothing. And, getting in the habit it staying in shape is important long term.


    Do you have a kid like this guy? Again, I know lots of people who have gone through this situation. It's very similar to injury situations. Stay in shape, watch some video, keep the good habits. They can come back when the kid is older.
     
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  13. AdrianT White Belt

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    Running is not gonna do much for his gas tank for rolling... if you have trained BJJ for some time you must have seen it yourself... I have trained with athletes from other sports and no matter how fit they are, they quickly gas in sparring simply because they don't know how to grapple efficiently and conserve energy. Conversely, if I tried their sport, I would gas quicker than them due inefficient movement and poor technique. I'm not saying you won't benefit from doing extra cardio, by all means do it, but no matter how big your gas tank is, if you don't know how to roll efficiently, you will gas.
     
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  14. dimmyfinster Orange Belt

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    Of courses he will gas, but exercise makes a difference. You're talking about a guy with a kid who likely does *nothing*. If you're already training 3x a week, then it's not going to matter as much.


    How goal is to work out until 40-50, not be a competition bb.

    From my pov, training bjj is better than MT (his other option) as you will not take head shots in bjj.
     
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  15. BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    3 times a month is not enough, no matter how much cardio he does, he wont get better and is discouraging, hell end up quiting after 3 months of getting absolutely nothing out of his training.

    better stick to Running or some other activity, which will be beneficial for his health as well.
     
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  16. Dirty Holt Brown Belt

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    I have buddies who only get laid 2-3 times a month. Seems to help their mood and general sense of well being and confidence. My guess is you wont get much better, and they wont become male escorts, but 2-3 times a month can still be fun.
     
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  17. maximus__ Blue Belt

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    If you want to do BJJ then go for it. I sometimes only get to train once a week due to work and I still enjoy going. I have a few years experience under my belt from earlier which has allowed me to be competitive. The main issue is going once a week cost effective for you with contracts and similar.

    You will probably never be amazing but do what you want for you and do it for as long as you enjoy it.
     
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  18. Alex Chram Master

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    If we use simple math, then:
    It will take you 4-6 months to get the same amount of training of a person who trains 3 times a week for 1 month.
    Now, it might even take more than 4-6, cause you have long layoffs between each session.
    After 2 years of that type of training, you'll be still at quite a low level.

    But, I would go for it anyway.
    I find BJJ to be a lot of fun, even if you're not improving or improving very slowly.
     
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  19. vcmmafan Dark Knight Returns

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    Progress will just be (much) slower

    If you do that supplement as much as possible with a good subscription site each day

    (MgInaction, Mendes, Grappler's Guide)
     
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  20. DoubleAAZ Yellow Belt

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    I am in the same boat as the threads starter. After years of long lay offs I am able to get one session of bjj or wrestling in a week. It's definitely more of a mental benefit for me just to in know I'm back training again helps the rest of my life. I have been trying hard to get another session in a week then I'll be octagon ready
     
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