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Whatever happened to Machado-JJ?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by RangerATL, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. RangerATL

    RangerATL Pray For War

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    The poster who used to be a mod in here? I've been...busy....for the last 18 months, but I always thought that guy was pretty cool. Anybody know what happened to him?
     
  2. The Sickness

    The Sickness Ichizoku

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    He got real busy with school and what not, Hasn't been around.
     
  3. kimurense

    kimurense Brown Belt

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    yep, and he had a big shoulder injury, so he had to stop training for a long time, I think he said something like that.

    It's a shame, him and wilhelm were very good posters
     
  4. Foolkiller

    Foolkiller You have meddled with the primal forces of nature!

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  5. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    He got injured (shoulder problem), stopped training and started college at USC a couple years ago. He's done with BJJ.
     
  6. Resendiz

    Resendiz Just glad to be able to train again.

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    A legend in the grappling forums
     
  7. Travis Trayer

    Travis Trayer Amateur Fighter

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    Man, it really has been a long time since he posted here.
     
  8. hamoom

    hamoom Purple Belt

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    i remember messaging him on AIM when I had first started bjj, and he sounded so sick of it. I was thinking wow, this guy really sounds like he hates bjj or something. sure enough, a few months later he quit.
     
  9. Moving Shadow

    Moving Shadow You are entering my dark place

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    he was a nice guy and a good poster, shame he got injured/fucked off with BJJ etc
     
  10. RangerATL

    RangerATL Pray For War

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    I could see getting burned out on it. You can burn out on anything, no matter how fun it is. I know guys that have been burned out on skydiving and scuba diving, so it's all about how you approach it.
     
  11. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    True enough. I was super intensely into BJJ when I first started 3 years ago -- now I am still interested and often excited by it, but the level of infatuation has dropped tremendously. I could see burning out, as happens with many preoccupations, but am really hoping that doesn't happen to me, as I do enjoy having this interest/hobby.
     
  12. iclimb513

    iclimb513 Orange Belt

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    Agreed. When I first started a couple of years ago, my school only offered 2 days a week. I couldn't stand the 5 days between thurs and tues. Finally they added a 3rd class. Still wasn't enough. Then a 4th. I took that too. Still not enough. Class #5 got added. I took them all and at that point I started noticing mounting fatigue and injury (I'm 36) from training so hard, so often.

    Then class #6 was added. Not only do I NOT go to that one, but I'm being careful to periodize the other 5 days. 2 days a week I train very hard. 2 days a week are moderate and 1 day is ONLY technique drilling with MAYBE the lightest possible sparring.

    This seems like a good balance as I'm now much less fatigued on a daily basis, my injuries have cleared up, my skill is on a relatively constant upswing and I look forward to every class; it never seems like a chore. I've seen a lot of guys come in going balls out 6 days a week only to disappear after a couple months.
     
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  13. kimurense

    kimurense Brown Belt

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    I still have the same interest for BJJ as I had 5 and 1/2 years ago (when I started)... I would like to train more if I didn't have so many injurys to worry about all the time :(

    but I do understand people that just stop having interest about doing the same thing 5 days a week for 5 years :)
     
  14. snowman22

    snowman22 Blue Belt

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    Has he returned to the art?
     
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    mattemate Brown Belt

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    It's necro week in the f12. Ya damn weirdos
     
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