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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Revolution, Jul 27, 2009.
I nominate this to become an actual BJJ quote....loved it
If you keep yourself calm, you're learning (whether you realize it or not) how to survive. This will progress towards competent defense and then offense. Just give it time.
normally the first 6 months is a difficult time for everyone.
BJJ really goes against the grain in our modern time of wanting instant gratification.
Progress is slow and measured over years and still after many years there will be others better than you who absolutely dominate you.
It's a maturing process. Some can't handle it and quit but the ones who persist reap the awards.
BJJ taking a long time to understand is the best part about it. I love how when i started i had no idea what i was doing for 5-6 months. Now, 8 months in, i kinda know what i'm supposed to do, i see myself improving, and i see myself being able to do things with ease that, when i started, seemed more complicated than quantum mechanics.
It's awesome to work hard and actually see improvement in something.
If it were easy to get good, would you want it as much?
Now, depending on whether you have work, what time it is there etc... go train.
Thanks for that incredibly myopic response. Did you actually read my post, where I specifically acknowledged that everything is still very new after only 3 months?
But you're right: the 60 seconds or so that it took me to post this really could have been better spent on youtube. :redface:
Most all of this is retard and should be ignored.
I've underlined the only words that should be bothered with.
Ok, so you are train BJJ for 3 months and you are orange?
Is that a kid belt?
I think he's addressing the poster above named Orange-something who asked about his opponents' sizes.
Ok, now it makes sense.
You certainly don't "know" submissions you can't pull off. The first problem is knowing what to do, when to do it. So focus on that. Then the submissions and sweeps will come.
Everybody pretty much said it. When you first start, you obviously aren't going to know what you are doing. It takes a lot of time to tighten up your game. Just go at your own pace, and don't worry about what anybody else is doing. Jiu-jitsu is about being better than YOU were, not better than everybody else is. Just relax. You're going to learn a lot, and you have to get tapped a lot in order to do that.
I have read that you get your ass kicked for the first year or two in BJJ.My theory is that it is toughening you up.I'm starting class in early august and I keep telling my wife I know how hard is going to be but then again if it was easy would it be worth it and would it be legit?
"BJJ is easy. It just takes a really long time to figure that out."
Suck it up candy ass. Sooner or later a bigger wimp then you is going to come through teh door.
Are you even trying anymore?
Where's the "hardness?"
P.S. When is the bigger wimp showing up at my school? You promise?
You actually feel bad for this *** TS? Who the fuck comes to a BJJ fourm to cry about getting there ass kicked.
Oh and your calling me a wimp and challenging me to come to your school? Who the fuck are you Sensei Al? lol. Im not all that at BJJ but I train hard and don't cry, and I fight HARD.
Oh and your mom didn't ask "Where's the HARDNESS" I feel like Connery on Trebeck celeberty jepoardy.
Once I started relaxing and focusing on it as a whole thing, not just an armbar here or a heel hook there it all sort of came to together.
I'm about two months in and I think I've been able to pull 2 arm bars and a few chokes. I suck too! But.. it's probably normal to suck that much in the beginning.
yup, that's why kids don't get black belts.