how would you describe your WHITE BELT experience?

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  1. JH34PG

    JH34PG White Belt

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    I have personally hated my and considered giving it up...i know dont complain.

    its just its not enjoyable going to jits, knowing im going to get owned.

    yes i could stick with it and eventually get better, but i feel that training jiu jitsu has been counter productive.

    prior i was a workoutaholic...lifitng would make me feel good about myself and i would look to be in great shape...

    now due to jiu jitsu...i cant lift because when i lifted and trained the same day, i performed horribly from going hard in weight room.

    and my confidence has been down from getting owned on the mat.

    tough situation...also paying 120 a month compared to free gym membership
     
  2. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    You learn by tapping..nothing wrong.

    We all had to do it.
     
  3. best athlete****

    best athlete**** Orange Belt

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    getting choke a lot and a lot of frustration but fun and interesting at the same time
     
  4. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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  5. Joshu

    Joshu Blue Belt

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    Growing pains. But at least you're growing for real, and not just getting bigger.
     
  6. Sloth

    Sloth Brown Belt

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    I spent most of white belt on bottom of side mount. It sucked but then thugs start to click.
     
  7. stile0

    stile0 Purple Belt

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    suck it up. it keeps you humble
     
  8. Higher Learning

    Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    you should probably quit
     
  9. Doctor Gonzo

    Doctor Gonzo Belfort's TRT-inspired mohawk.

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    I'm still riding the white belt ride, for me so far the journey has been up and down, I have been really happy with myself and really disappointed and let down at the same time. I believe BJJ is a life journey and if you reach the end (black belt) you become a stronger person who can take on the world. At first when I saw people quit I just thought they couldnt take being submitted and having there ego broken in half (as some do quit for that reason), but the further I get into BJJ the more I realize some people are just not strong enough inside to keep pushing forward and forward.

    I'm glad to say I have never once thought about quitting

    edit: go to work Higher Learning

    edit #2: and no I wont get a job :p
     
  10. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Stop being a pansy and just keep stepping on the mat.
     
  11. kpuz

    kpuz White Belt

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    I loved BJJ and its depth from the beginning but also hated getting my ass kicked. Its when I realized that I can learn more from Bjj than simply a collection of techniques when I mellowed out and became comfortable with getting owned everyday. What I learned was that how you deal with difficulties on the mat is indicative of how you would deal with a difficulty in you real life. Bjj was giving me an opportunity to learn to persevere, which can only help you off the mat. If you go to class with this mindset you will probably enjoy your successes more when you do start having them.
     
  12. Higher Learning

    Higher Learning Brown Belt

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    black belt is not the end

    get a fkn job
     
  13. InvertedBJJ

    InvertedBJJ Green Belt

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    I got tapped at least 500 times as a white belt. But in doing so I got the hang of it pretty quickly and got my blue after 7 months. Just ask questions and watch legit instructionals.

    Oh yeah, get on the mat every chance you get. No excuse.
     
  14. Sloth

    Sloth Brown Belt

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    What helped me a lot was trying to view training as an experiment where I get to try out and work on techniques rarer than a battle of who kicks whose ass. That made it a lot more enjoyable fr me
     
  15. pailum117

    pailum117 Blue Belt

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    The fact that you're willing to quit because you lose says significantly more about your character and confidence than your physique or status in class.
     
  16. blfdgrappler

    blfdgrappler Orange Belt

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    Stick with it. Everyone gets owned. Everyone taps. Everyone has slumps. The object is not to win or lose. Keep focusing on your technique. One day, you will be owning the new crop of whites.
     
  17. JH34PG

    JH34PG White Belt

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    i suppose...or maybe my heart just isnt into it
     
  18. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    I think the most important thing is...you are not enjoying it. If you don't absolutely love being there....why be there?

    Because it is cool or other people will think it is? Fuck that.

    I wouldn't suffer through BJJ without having love for it, that would be insane.
     
  19. JH34PG

    JH34PG White Belt

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    sometimes i leave class like wow that was awsome...sometimes like..why am i doing this?
     
  20. pailum117

    pailum117 Blue Belt

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    If your heart really wasn't into it you wouldn't have bothered to ask... You would have said to yourself "hey, this isn't for me" and you would have left. If getting tapped and being a lowly whitebelt causes you this much turmoil... sorry to tell you jack life is only going to get harder. Disappointment is the one thing every human can count on, regardless of anything else. And who's tapping you? Blues? purples? browns? Blacks? Have realistic expectations for yourself.
     

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