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If you had $1,000,000 what would you do for BJJ?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by NextPrez, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. NextPrez

    NextPrez Yellow Belt

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    Lets say that you won $1 million dollars. How would you give back to the sport of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu? What would you do for your school?

    Personally, I think I would come up with some form of bjj scholarship. It could be used to help bjj players while they are in school and tight on money. My school is doing very well right now. We have a nice, new facility. So I would ask my head instructors if they had any ideas.

    I'm curious to see what others would do. Given this ideal scenario how would you give back to the sport that has given us so much? What is some option or tool you wish you had through out your practice of bjj?
     
  2. ItsArun

    ItsArun Green Belt

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    You don't need a million dollars to start a BJJ scholarship. My school does it (Membership Prices | Robot BJJ)

    In any case, if I had a million dollars, I would pay off my parents' home, buy myself a home, pay off my family's debt, buy myself a car, etc etc etc. It would take a long time before that money ever reached BJJ, and when it would it probably just buy another year of training.
     
  3. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    I would spend it all on a massive marketing campaign to rebrand it "Luta Livre".
     
  4. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    i'd buy my mother a house, and a little flat for myself in hawaii. then spend the rest of my life surfing and training @ penn's academy.

    it would be fucking awesome.
     
  5. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    I would start a new USA based event similar to ADCC with significant cash prizes/pay, and lots of superfights. maybe even have it superfight based with occasional tournaments similar to MMA.
     
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    StranGold** Banned Banned

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    2 chicks at the same time
     
  7. NextPrez

    NextPrez Yellow Belt

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    I could get into that! I heard Marc Laimon say he's waiting for a multi million air to pay BJ and Aoki grapple for 10 min
     
  8. NextPrez

    NextPrez Yellow Belt

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    "You don't need a million dollars to do that" :D
     
  9. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    I would fund Team Garcia, and make sure they all get to show their skills at Worlds.
     
  10. Alaskantkdkid

    Alaskantkdkid Green Belt

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    Ok, what about the other $990,000?
     
  11. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    eh, I can think of better ones, but we'll see. This is something I think about all the time. if I'm ever successful its' going to happen... there's like a 2% chance I'll ever be that successful though.

    Matches I want to see would be more like:

    BJ Penn vs Cobrinha

    Aoki vs Genki Sudo

    Pablo Popovich vs Georges St. Pierre

    Sergio Moraes vs Daniel Moraes

    Bill Cooper vs Nick Diaz

    Jeff Glover vs Nate Diaz

    Gui Mendes vs Jose Aldo

    Ryan Hall vs Keny Florian

    absolute-

    Rafa Mendes vs Marcelo Garcia

    etc.
     
  12. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    I'd maybe get new mats or an AC that worked. Maybe a percentage of it...I don't know.

    But otherwise, I'd just use that money to train in BJJ and judo as much as I could, take trips for seminars and tournaments, visit various schools, etc.
     
  13. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    lol!
     
  14. lowdown1

    lowdown1 Orange Belt

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    for 2 chicks to double up on a guy like him he does
     
  15. HotViolence

    HotViolence White Belt

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    After bathing in caviar and champagne I'd support my instructor in starting his own full time gym instead of just twice a week at a gym run by a tae kwon do black belt. With all the remaining money it would be awesome to have a big seminar camp. Say, for a week with 15 or so of the worlds best instructors, two sessions a day for the week. I doubt it would cost near a million to run, especially if charging the participants so it could probably run annually for a few years. By the time the funds run dry I would hope that the event would have gained some notoriety and support whether its instructors lending their time or sponsors lending their wallets, most likely the latter
     
  16. Latecomer

    Latecomer Blue Belt

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    Ha! I could get onboard with that. :icon_chee
     
  17. JNick

    JNick Orange Belt

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    I'd get myself a home and car paid off in full. Then start a tournament org that holds monthly events
     
  18. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    I would buy so many patches for my Gi, I would have to be given a black belt.
     
  19. crocoppertones

    crocoppertones Silver Belt

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    train

    donate all my old fight shorts, since I'd clearly be purchasing a dozen new pairs

    I'm a giver
     
  20. MAvulture

    MAvulture Purple Belt

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    With MMA taking off all over the world, I dont think theres anything you would be abe to do with a million that isnt already happening. I would get a house, help out my family and maybe get some new equipment for my gym.
     

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