My girlfriend started Jiu Jitsu last night...

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  1. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    My girlfriend started Jiu Jitsu last night and she loved it! I made her watch the 2008Mundials with me, and she's came and watched me in class. She got really interested, to the point she'd pay attention to everything that was being said, drilled, or done on th mat. She's been wanting to train for a long time, and she's finally taken the leap. I must say I'm quite happy right now. She has a smooth knee slide pass, and a nice tight armbar from guard as well. Pretty soon she'll kick my ass every time we wrestle.
     
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    You lucky bastard, I can't tell you how many times I've tried to get my girlfriend interested in Jiu Jitsu.
     
  3. Knock Out Ned

    Knock Out Ned el mero mero

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    I've tried to get my wife to train repeatedly. She refuses. You're a lucky guy.
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    lol good to know
     
  6. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    Thanks guys, I think I've got a keeper haha.
     
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    My wife starts Monday. She did the intro and enjoyed it. She jokingly threw a RNC on me the other day randomly and I laughed at first until I almost passed out. I'll get her back on the mats... :)
     
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    My wife thinks it's gay, retarded and that I'm going through a mid-life crisis. I'm 29.
     
  9. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    Thats awesome! Better be careful, the Mrs. always knows your weaknesses!
     
  10. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    Oh wow, thats crazy. A mid-life crisis at 29? Thats heavy, but at least you're sticking to it. If its something you enjoy do it, no matter what the wife says (in theory, I've never been married)...
     
  11. PerfectBalance

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    That's great, I can't wait tell I roll with your girlfriend and show her the armless triangle.
     
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    That's awesome.
     
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    I've always had mixed feelings about this kind of thing. I love my wife and enjoy spending time with her, but I kind of like the her hobbies my hobbies thing.
     
  14. crash90

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    To be honest, I am glad my girl does not train. It gives me some time by myself and with the guys.

    She is interested in the training but understands that we each need our space. For example, she is a runner and I let her run by herself.
     
  15. Podgorny

    Podgorny Green Belt

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    I can understand that and its respectable, and it'll always be my thing. I told her before we began our relationship that my jiu jitsu comes before everything else and she was cool with it. It'll still be time to myself, I can just focus on rolling with someone else if I need to.
     
  16. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    My girlfriend ended up winning a gold medal before me... but I have more! lol
     
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    mw wife thinks about the same - but only in a joking matter.
     
  18. Ballzilla

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    Mine's dead serious. This is honestly the only thing she's never supported me in. I don't care. I'm having fun and I've dropped 10 lbs so far. Can't argue with results.
     
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    I don't know what's worse, that she thinks it is gay and retarded or that she thinks the halfway point in your life is at 29.
     
  20. ProdigyOfZen

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    Unfortunately, I think this will not end well for your relationship. Goodluck with that and always remember there are only two Outcomes to any relationship; 1: you break up/divorce 2: one of you dies.

    Harsh but think about it.
     

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