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What do you want out of Jiu Jitsu?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Doctor Gonzo, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Doctor Gonzo

    Doctor Gonzo Belfort's TRT-inspired mohawk.

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    I don't even know how to answer my own question, I wan't my black belt and that is a long long long long long time away, maybe you have more clear ideas on what you want from Jiu Jitsu.
     
  2. bnosam

    bnosam Green Belt

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    I want fun, improve my mind and body, and to meet new people. Some self defense more or less too
     
  3. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    I wanted a hobby that I could be excited about, that allowed for constant learning, that I could share with my kids and that my wife appreciated because it brought more positive than negatives.

    That's what I went into it for.

    Now, I just want it...I just want jiu jitsu. It's not the only thing I think about, but it certainly goes through my mind on a frequent basis.
     
  4. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    I enjoy being creative, competitive, more confident, healthy and a better problem solver. I very very very much enjoy helping others feel the same way. Lifestyle for the win.
     
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  5. Doctor Gonzo

    Doctor Gonzo Belfort's TRT-inspired mohawk.

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    this is basically the same as me, except no wife, now its more of an obsession lol
     
  6. smittaayymma

    smittaayymma Green Belt

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    when i realized i didn't wanna go the rest of my life having the last active thing i did be high school basketball. jiu jitsu is fun, relaxes me, and i can do it forever.
     
  7. Rws177die

    Rws177die Yellow Belt

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    I want to be in shape, have fun, and know some self defense. Also I feel like our team is very tight knit, it's like we are a family by trainning together and going to competions.
     
  8. mikecello

    mikecello ...in bed belt

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    I just want to study the sport and the art, I don't know. It's fun and it keeps me in pretty good shape. My girlfriend does it to protect herself because she goes to school in a rough neighborhood.
     
  9. HomerPlata

    HomerPlata Purple Belt

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    To arm myself with enough knowledge to end up life as "the dangerous old guy that could fuck you up, homes".
     
  10. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I want a redeemed social condition. Jiu jitsu for all!
     
  11. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    win
     
  12. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    Stay in shape, something competitive, teach the kids, and clear my head at the end of the day.
     
  13. superking

    superking Poet — Traveler — Soldier of Fortune

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    The ability to fold people up like a Craftmatic Adjustable if need be.
     
  14. Oldguy

    Oldguy Blue Belt

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    I want to be different than other people my age.

    P.S. And be able to fold people up like a "Craftmatic Adjustable if need be".
     
  15. td82394

    td82394 Brown Belt

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    I want a black belt like most everubody, and I also want to increase my human potential through martial arts as well as compete and win.
     
  16. bnosam

    bnosam Green Belt

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    How old are you?
     
  17. Butler

    Butler Orange Belt

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    Haha.

    I do it because I've always loved martial arts, and BJJ is one of the most respected, while remaining quite rare.

    I like what it does to my mind and my body, from the slow but sure progress toward a six-pack to the constant mental challenge of learning new techniques/variations.
     
  18. koolinkunming

    koolinkunming Silver Belt

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    Always been interested in martial arts and like the technique, style, and beauty of it. And I like the idea of being able to choke someone out or making someone quit if I have to, although I plan on never using it.

    Plus, just before I turned 33 I kept getting these visions of myself at my last breath before death, and that kinda bothered me. Mid-life crisis thing, I think. This distracts me from that.
     
  19. Bathwater

    Bathwater Let me clean you with my love

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    I wanna pwn noobs.
     
  20. grafik

    grafik Yellow Belt

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    i think staying in shape and having fun while doing it is most important to me. lifting weights is boring, jogging is boring, swimming is boring, but there's never a dull moment in bjj.

    one thing that i did not go into bjj wanting but certainly ended up with is a feeling of comradery. i've been training for a year and a half now and i've become friends on some level with so many cool people. some guys i just talk to in the gym, some i might get a bite to eat with after class, and some people come over at least once a month for a mma event or something.
     

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