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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by NateTx4112, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    I thought I was out of HS and the drama but I was wrong....this shit is for the birds.

    Seems as there was tension brewing between people I've known before I started training and the instructor for awhile...started to brew over.

    Saturday night got 2 invites for the UFC fights, hung out with one side and now I'm a traitor for just trying to avoid it and not worry about it. :rolleyes:

    Anyone had friends you hang out with outside of the gym have an issue with the instructor and then you get stuck in the middle? I have no issues with the friends nor with the instructor and just am sick of this 14 year old HS girl drama.
     
  2. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Brown Belt

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    Clearly tell both sides that it's not your problem and you will not get involved. If they keep trying to put you in the middle of it, I know I'd start looking for another place to train.
     
  3. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    It happens all the time.

    Old students leave the club for whatever reason and instructor acts like a distraught jealous housewife.
     
  4. IamMars

    IamMars White Belt

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    Trust me, take this problem up with the gatekeeper of your academy...that is what I would do...
     
  5. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    It's not the instructor putting me in the middle, I understand why he did what he did and it's purely some ego's got hurt. I'm not going anywhere but it will suck to lose friends and training partners is what I fear it's coming to.
     
  6. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    So it is your friends that have an issue with your instructor?

    How can you lose a training partner if they are not training at your club?

    Do you train with them seperately?
     
  7. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    They are training at my gym, but I feel as they will be jumping ship soon. They are the ones who got me into this gym/bjj.
     
  8. Stoupe

    Stoupe Brown Belt

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    Gym politics are a bitch, I trained Thai Boxing at a great gym but left because of politics after 8 years of training. There's no in between man find a better school and don't deal with those people. I don't know how deep it goes at your gym but sometime you need to stop associating with drama people as that only brings more drama.
     
  9. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    Take your instructor a vile of Vagisil. That should solve the problem.
     
  10. bora y

    bora y Purple Belt

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    i don't care what u guys say, jiu jitsu politics are entertaining as fawk.

    ps. f--- creontes.
     
  11. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    lol it's not the instructor...it's my friends who are being a bit off in my head.

    Someone got promoted ahead of them and they don't agree with where they are in rank. I'm happy with instruction, the gym, the people in there and where I'm at in my training.
     
  12. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    Maybe if you told us that at the beginning! lol

    So one guy missed out on his blue and he does not want you to hang out with the guy that got the blue?
     
  13. bora y

    bora y Purple Belt

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    oh... then yea, vagisil.
     
  14. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    purple and a couple of 4 stripe blues.
     
  15. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    Purple..Ouch.

    I remember that I could not wait to get rid of the blue belt curse.
     
  16. keynote

    keynote Purple Belt

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    If they're going to get that butthurt about promotions, maybe they don't deserve one.
     
  17. endurance

    endurance Simply the Best

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    If gym Drama happens just go to the gym train and leave.
     
  18. CardonaLJ**

    CardonaLJ** Banned Banned

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    If he had battled the gatekeeper he wouldnt have been in this predicament. Everyone knows the gatekeeper of the academy is who you really have to impress
     
  19. Oak

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    Some people don't know proper gym etiquette it seems... ALWAYS go to the gatekeeper first.
     
  20. Oak

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    Oh and imo your friend is being a complete vag.
     

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