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Blood, Sweat and... Sparta!!! Why training is actually much cooler than you think

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Stephan Kesting, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Stephan Kesting

    Stephan Kesting Green Belt

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    My latest article on Grapplearts:

    This may sound a bit weird coming from a guy who runs a grappling site, but I want you to ask yourself a question: why on earth are you spending hours and hours rolling around on the ground with men wearing spandex and/or pajamas?

    Really
     
  2. TJS

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    Great article. Really sums up why alot of people train i think.
     
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    Sometimes I'm so tired from training, on top of work, family etc..., I really wonder why I put myself through it.

    At a recent comp, it was 9 am on a sunday morning, freezing as hell after a two hour drive. I'm standing waiting to fight thinking, why the hell am I putting myself through this...

    ...great article stephen, spot on.
     
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    A couple of our guys were just talking about how it's so addicting. Grappling is all I think about anymore.
     
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  6. MMA junkie

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    Great article. Shared this with some of my friends that will be competing this weekend.
     
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    nice site you have. thanks for the great article...kind of gives those of us who train some validation (not that we need it). :)
     
  8. Cash Bill 52

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    Thanks, Stephan. I am spreading this around. One thing that I have said in the past is, "Every kid deserves a chance to fail." It's not a bad thing. In fact, the threat of failure is instrumental to success. (imho)
     
  9. Stephan Kesting

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    Great read! Thanks very much for posting, in fact its almost inspirational. I have a competition coming up in March, so its nice to have a bit of motivation.
     
  11. Kenny from MD

    Kenny from MD Less angry than before.

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    I love reading the articles that Stephan Kesting and Martin Rooney write
     
  12. ILLUMINATI2012

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    good article
     
  13. Grassshoppa

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    Great article.
     
  14. TheIronGiraffe

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    This is a good read I'm at a crossroads in life. Married kid on the way thinking why do I do this shit...I think there's something to be said about doing something that is difficult just for the sake of achieving a goal
     
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