Abmar Barbosa's version of the "Medal Chaser's?"

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by DVD review guy, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. DVD review guy

    DVD review guy Green Belt

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    snoop dogg*** Baby Heath goon$quad

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    I hope so. I would love to be a TLI medal chaser. I just don't have a solid enough mentality to leave school to train full time :/
     
  3. outonbail

    outonbail Living My Dreams

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    man i so would drop everything, i just dont have a visa to go to usa for more then 3 months lol
     
  4. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    it will help the sport get more exposure, which is good, then these top athletes can get paid
     
  5. Town Biz

    Town Biz Blue Belt

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    Its funny to me how middle class Americans dream of being broke World champs while broke World champs dream of being middle class Americans.Somewhere in Brazil is a kid killing it on the mats training multiple times a day with the dream of coming to America and becoming middle class.
     
  6. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    Lol so true
     
  7. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    lol +1
     
  8. Higher Learning

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    this is absolute gold
     
  9. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    Yeah they need to make like Job Chasers for kids in Brazil to watch.

    They can all dream of making it in America, getting a desk job, and spending that job posting on Sherdog like the rest of us.
     
  10. Higher Learning

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    bahahahahahahahaha
     
  11. HIMBOB

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    I remember seeing a short clip of Palhares where he talks about how awesome it is to just go to the fridge to get food when he is hungry and he is so grateful BJJ has allowed his kids to do that too. Different worlds.
     
  12. SuperAzn812

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    Lmfao. Us middle class sherdoggers are out of our minds sometimes.
     
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    marcelo garcia is a world champ, but i am pretty sure he is not broke

    people want to make a living doing what they love, if they love bjj then yes, they want to make a living doing that.
     
  14. lechien

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    well, being a world champ in Brasil does not guarantee financial success..but if the same person moves to the US, his financial success is almost guaranteed.
     
  15. 100%Jiu-Jitsu

    100%Jiu-Jitsu Banned Banned

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    Nomad Nemesis logic:

    One A is B. B is not C. Therefore, no A are C. :rolleyes:
     
  16. 100%Jiu-Jitsu

    100%Jiu-Jitsu Banned Banned

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    I love sex, but I have no desire to be a porn star. When you have to do something full time to pay yours bills, you sometimes find out that you don't love the activity in quite the same way.

    I respect the hell out of BJJ world champions, and I train with several. But I don't dream of trading places with them.
     
  17. yovan

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    ha!
     
  18. Allan san

    Allan san Green Belt

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    We as Americans are blessed with these types of first world problems. Sitting behind a desk hating our lives with our 2 story houses and 4 cars, only to complain about only having a 2 car garage.

    i wish i could take part in this. i'm from northern Va originally. But, bills to pay and the military isn't too keen on a one year sabbatical to "wrestle around". lol
     
  19. thapa

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    There are programs like the Army's World Class Athlete Program. Those essentially want you to already be a top 2 or top 5 guy in your weight class in the country prior to acceptance though.

    They do pay you to train (while requiring that you still be somewhat current on your soldierly duties), which is nice.
     
  20. Allan san

    Allan san Green Belt

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    that is an awesome program. Navy could learn a thing or two, not like I'm anywhere near the top 5 in anything in the US.
     

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