Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Fenrir, Jun 28, 2008.
How many of you train in grappling for fun, vs. trying to become the next BJ Penn?
Despite wanting to become the next Rickson/BJ, i really dont think that is realistic for me as i have learned that i dont really have much natural talent.
I wonder how BJ did at his first tournament.
I do it for fun and don't expect to be a phenom, but I work like I want to be haha.
I would love to become great at BJJ but right now its just something that I do for fun.
he won his weight class and the open
I'd love to just train BJJ and have no job/schooling but I've never been told I'm that good haha. So I train about 3-5days a week BJJ and 2days a week Muay Thai while working 32hrs a week in summer and working/going to college(community so I still train) in the spring/fall.
would like to get better, but it is for fun
I am young, and would like to win a few big tournaments in the future. At the moment for fun though.
I'm a 34 yo mathematician. I have a day job, wife and daughter (hence the Hannah's Dad). Training 'cause I've always loved MA, been wanting to try BJJ and maybe some local competition.
for fun but I train hard, So I can be the desent average jiujitsu guy
I think most ppl under 23 expect to get somewhere with their training.
I train as a hobby... It would be nice being the next Marcelo or Jacare, but I know that's not going to happen.
I do hope to compete in local tournaments very soon.
I have no interest in competing in MMA or in BJJ. While I am a huge MMA fan, I am just currently looking at a few BJJ schools as I think it'll be a fun hobby to take up and help me stay in shape as i age...
I'm only 20 and just started BJJ and muay thai and hope to make something of my training eventually. BUT, I am not going to rely on that, so I am still going to school to become a teacher or zoologist. but making the big time and fighting for a living would be nice.
Good call. I'm 23 and definitely have some solid goals I would like/expect to meet in BJJ, and eventually MMA...right now I just train my ass off and compete as much as I can.
I honestly train only twice a month or so. I wish I could train more often, but work is always there. In fact, I'm at work right now.
I'm 40 and have trained in Bjj for 2 1/2 years with my 16 yr son.
I'm a Fireman and get to retire at 54 so at that time I would love to be a good BB and open my own Dojo just to have people to train with and spread the art with my son. That is my 14 year plan I would also love to see my boy compete at Abu dabi I would love that
that is an awesome plan. gl getting bb
i work and go to school, ive been wanting to do BJJ for years.. i was going to sign up last summer but was too busy. I finally got off my ass and did it and im having fun now. I plan to compete once im better.
I'm 28 and work a full time job
I have a family
I also am taking classes to finish up my bachelors degree (finally close)
I teach a womens self defense class at the university in my city
I guess I'm not busy enough because I started training seriously in November of last year, and my training partners talked me into fighting (which really wasn't all that hard) and I did my first amature MMA fight earlier this month.
So now I have to add "amature fighter" to my list. There are a bunch of priorities ahead of it, but not so far ahead that I can't be in shape and bring it on fight night.
Sometimes, I wonder why I do shit.
haha me too.
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