Demographic?

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  1. snowolf17

    snowolf17 Yellow Belt

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    so i have been wondering this for awhile, at my gym most of the guys that train are blue collar guys things like electrcians, welders, etc i was just wondering if this is the same at other gyms. I myself am a counselor at treatment facility for troubled youth and a full time student majoring in Psychology and in the pre-med program. (wanna be an orthopedic surgeon) i feel like i am a bit different then the average guy at my gym and i was just curious as to what the demographic at other gyms shakes out to be.
     
  2. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    At my gym, we have a lot of people who work at either Microsoft, Starbucks or Boeing

    Guess what city I live in, lol
     
  3. dazed863

    dazed863 Blue Belt

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    a mix of everything in ours.

    a concrete layer, electrician, plumber, investment banker, dean at a local middle school (has a few funny KOB stories), investment banker, realtor, army recruiter, policeman, lawyer, night club manager...

    that's just the few people i heard talk about what they do in conversation.
     
  4. D4rthKitty

    D4rthKitty Black Belt

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  5. nenetis

    nenetis White Belt

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    what difference does it make?
     
  6. wildman1717

    wildman1717 Green Belt

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    I agree, with the above post. Why does it matter, its a sport for all people from every walk of life.
     
  7. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    TS is curious. It doesn't have to make a difference.

    Our school is diverse but a majority are professionals. If you look at our school photo, it looks more like a bunch of goofy looking white guys, not a bunch of fighters.
     
  8. Alaskantkdkid

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    This is my gym. We have a variety of people, but more or less we're a bunch of goofy looking white guys.
     
  9. nenetis

    nenetis White Belt

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    If im curious what color peoples socks are in bjj gyms vs muay thai gyms, does it give me an equally legitimate purpose to make a thread about it?
     
  10. crash90

    crash90 Blue Belt

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    We have a pretty wide range of people at our fight team/gym

    University Students (large portion, city is pretty much supported by the University)
    Law/Graduate Students (University has most of the states graduate programs, including the states only law school)
    Foresters
    Carpenters
    Lawyers
    Surgeon/Doctor
    Business Owners

    Hell our head coach has a 4 year degree and runs a few other businesses. Pretty good mix of guys. Really helps when were training to get different views due to different life styles.
     
  11. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    You don't need a purpose to start a thread other than you would like some information or just have a discussion about something. If you're curious as to what color socks people are wearing, go for it.
     
  12. nenetis

    nenetis White Belt

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    Then let us fill the first three pages of the grappling forum with threads asking questions on training clothing differences between gyms. Then let us keep this up for a year. Would you enjoy browsing the Grappling Technique subforum if it were so?
     
  13. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    If there were 3 pages of any kind of thread I'm sure it would be made into a sticky.

    I think you're worried about a problem that will never happen. Even at the height of the Ari Bolden/B quick/Eddie Bravo infamy, there weren't 3 pages on the single subject. Its nice of you to police the forum though but maybe you should just leave it up to the mods.
     
  14. An end for

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    Mostly blue collar guys.
     
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    Lutador011 Blue Belt

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    Students and blue collar guys where I train.

    Nenetis, feel free to leave the discussion at any time and stop torlling
     
  16. dazed863

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    haha win, and the other guy has 9 posts... anyone else smell a troll?
     
  17. nkkny1

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    People from different walks of life...most of us in our 20's...white collar...blue collar...a group of cops...Mostly latino and white guys, a couple of girls.
     
  18. Vector_X

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    Completely diverse at mine from several doctors, business people, blue collar, students, to broke dicks.
     
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    Several LEO (State, Local & Federal), A Doctor, management, college kids, high school kids, Teacher (HS Wrestling Coach), Military, blue collar (trades / sales) & one retired guy.
    Statistically it would be LEO followed by Military.
     
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    Very diverse. My instructor is a construction superintendent during the day. We have a sheriff's deputy, marine, IT Manager, students and a myriad of other folks. I, myself, am an Operations Manager.
     

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