Explaining your training to regular people

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  1. yer man

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    When people ask what judo is, I just say "Japanese wrestling", and they seem to understand.

    BJJ is a bit harder to explain.
     
  3. Rod1

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    I roll around in the ground with sweaty people while we try to mount and choke each other out, no homo.

    j/k wrestling with karategis.
     
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    My parents think it's Judo since that's what they used to watch me do as a kid. If people ask me what is BJJ, I just tell them it's like wrestling only the goal is to submit the person rather than pin them on their back.
     
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    Brazilian Wrestling?

    I just tell everyone I do karate, and let them imagine whatever they want.
     
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    I live in Hawaii. Everyone knows what bjj is. :D
     
  9. HockeyBjj

    HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    I just tell people think wrestling, but instead of just trying to put them on their back you're trying to choke them unconscious or break an arm. Of course, they (normally) tap before this happens.
     
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    I tell them its like wrestling but with chokes and armlocks
     
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    I just tell them it's basically two guys throwing each other around, sometimes it gets down to chokes and arm-bars and stuff.

    IF they have any more questions, I just show them a video of some judo highlights.
     
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    I do mma but in general when I'm at the doctor for some injury or something (like if I want to know when I can get back to training) I'll say I do judo since everyone in Korea knows that sport.
     
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    Depends on the person. Most people, I just say I train MMA - Since submission fighting is the base for MMA.
     
  16. BrainBar

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    I just don't tell people about it anymore. Eventually, you get tired of explaining it.

    But worse...far far far worse...are the idiots who say "Oh, that wouldn't work in a real fight" or "Oh, if you did that to me, I'd just stand up and punch you".


    Of course, they could say "Oh, that wont work in UFC, you could take my back for 12 out of 15 minutes, and I could never pose any serious threat to you at all........and Dana Whites refs would still give me the win".........And they'd be right.
     
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  18. HIMBOB

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    I say its like Judo.

    Sometimes they ask more questions and I offer more detail, sometimes not.


    I call my Gi my Karate pyjamas.
     
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    "It's a form of wrestling, but you don't win by pin. You have to put your opponent in a position where you either break his bones or choke him unconscious."
     
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    Fighting with the hitting taken out.
     

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