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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Chum Slam, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Chum Slam

    Chum Slam Blue Belt

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    I played football my whole life, and everything else sucked as far as I was concerned. I played in HS and in College at a very high level. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would train BJJ instead!

    This blows my friends minds. The family relationship you get with training BJJ is unparalelled !

    What say you sherdog?
     
  2. futang17

    futang17 Green Belt

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    got me to quit smoking. gassing not even 2 mins into rolling was a big factor.
     
  3. Chum Slam

    Chum Slam Blue Belt

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    Amen BRO !
     
  4. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    Awesome.

    I was a two pack a day person once (Oreos).

    Now, I'm down to a pack a week.
     
  5. bnosam

    bnosam Green Belt

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    It made me focus more on my diet and exercise. It also helps me with self confidence
     
  6. Chum Slam

    Chum Slam Blue Belt

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    When I get done rolling the last thing I want to eat is something fatty, I want something good for me. Its insane!
     
  7. judogido

    judogido Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie! ...

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    It hasn't improved mine.

    I have a ruptured ligament in the knee, I spend WAY too much time on forums, instead of relaxing in front of my TV I go to training, I am fairly disinterested in socialising with other people unless they are grapplers and my wife is really annoyed because all I ever ask for for gifts are new gis, mouthgaurds, rashies or money to go towards training fees....

    Bah - improved? I'm ready to be committed.


    ;)
     
  8. aceofspades

    aceofspades White Belt

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    As a kid, I used to be very violent. I went through nannies like other children went through diapers. I was prone to attacks of blind rage, I'd destroy everything in my path, etc. I slowly toned it down as I grew up, but before going into BJJ I was still a very impatient person, extremely quick to anger and I didn't really think things through before acting out in ways that I regretted later.

    At first people blanched at the idea of me getting into BJJ because they thought it would make the problem worse, the only person who really believed in it was my mother, who is kind to a fault and never really disciplined me as a kid the way I needed to be disciplined and who I think has always somewhat regretted that.

    BJJ had made me in a really short time an extremely patient person. When I find myself cornered or assaulted I no longer lash out, instead I breathe and try to find a way out of it, just as I would in a fight. Unfortunately I don't get to grapple every day, but I do train at least two hours daily, and the more I let all my energy out into becoming an ideal BJJ practitioner, the more I turn into a peaceful, mature, disciplined and rational person, albeit one with killer subs :p

    It's really corny, I know, but I'm pretty grateful.
     
  9. Mike Wilson Jr.

    Mike Wilson Jr. Amateur Fighter

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    I lol'd.


    Nicely done, sir.
     
  10. Fedorzilla

    Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    hahaha. I had one of these moments the other day. I am getting ready to go back to the states and thinking "ok, what do I need to buy while I'm back. Osteobiflex for joints, ibuprofen, protein powder, books on jiu jitsu... wait a second... is all of the shit I want to get for training?"

    It has made my life better. I am healthier. It keeps me mentally healthy because it removes stress from work. It keeps me humble (whenever I think I'm hot shit I'll go in and get demolished... just happens).

    Hasn't been good for my joints, but them's the breaks.
     
  11. MTBJJ1249

    MTBJJ1249 White Belt

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    I got injured playing college ball, then after two years of on and off lifting without much direction, i started jiu jitsu. I've been hooked ever since, but if i could go back, i wouldn't train in jiu jitsu instead Football was great to me while it lasted.

    Edit: I forgot to mention i gained about 30 lbs after football, so BJJ got me back into great shape and has me more motivated then ever for competitions and training.
     
  12. littleone

    littleone Orange Belt

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    I always wanted to do gymnastics when I was little cause I was insanely flexible. My mom put me in Girl Scouts instead :icon_sad: but then I found BJJ and now it's put to good use!
     
  13. dokomoy

    dokomoy Green Belt

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    I've dropped about 70 pounds since I started jiu jitsu.
     
  14. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    Before bjj I was a bad ass. Now I am a super deluxe bad ass. I have become awesome at everything in life because of jiu jitsu; especially modesty..

    edit....some good posts in this thread Jag, Judo, and Ace...

    for reelz,,, jiu jitsu helps me understand who I want to be.
     
  15. Sawoszao

    Sawoszao Yellow Belt

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    Since I technically became a blue belt BJJ has made me drool saliva when I see fresh meat entering the club. Jiu jitsu changed my life!
     
  16. FREAK656

    FREAK656 Yellow Belt

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    I'm a better person because of jiujitsu, knowing I can choke the living fuck out of the idiots in my life means that I don't have to!
     
  17. Bullheaded

    Bullheaded Green Belt

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    I've grown humble and I stopped smoking.
     
  18. Oak

    Oak 栄誉

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    Helped me quit drinking and become more serious with other things in my life. It is a physical and spiritual experience for me. I can't see my life without it.

    It is the best thing I ever did, I just wish I could have started it when I was a teen.
     
  19. JNick

    JNick Orange Belt

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    Its helped tremendously with my anger. And it just makes me happy to train. I feel like I'm doing something worthwhile.
     
  20. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    - lost 50-60lbs.

    - quit smoking, drinking and wilding.

    - healthier role model for my children.

    - raised $1300 for charity through a tournament last weekend.

    - made friends with people I would otherwise never meet.

    - gained instant access to friends and culture when visiting places like Brazil, Hawaii, Copenhagen.
     

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