What's your excuse for not fighting?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by laohu69, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. laohu69

    laohu69 Blue Belt

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    Since there appear to be so many of you internet tough guys posturing in the other thread trying to belittle people who don't compete in grappling tournaments I thought all of you should provide your excuses for why YOU don't step up & fight?
    What are you afraid of?
    Losing?
    Injury?
    Humiliation?
    Lack of the skill needed (IOW not well rounded enough to survive real world fighting)?

    I find it ludicrous that some of you want to try and act superior to people who don't enter grappling tournaments when you lack the courage to step up to the next level.

    So, what are YOUR excuses? :rolleyes:
     
  2. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    I am afraid of losing. But I still compete a little. 2-3 tourneys a year. If you don't compete you don't really know how good you are.

    EDIT: oh wait, crap FIGHTING? I don't fight because I make my money with my brain.
     
  3. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    not particularly a fan of rolling around on the ground or punching someone in the face when i'm out trying to have a good time and also getting arrested is a big deterrent.
     
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    Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    I enjoy grappling, which is why I post on the grappling forum.
     
  5. Jack^^Frost**

    Jack^^Frost** Orange Belt

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    Something tells me hes not talking about a street fighter but rather a competition where you dont get arrested for assault when you win the fight
     
  6. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    You guys are all just afraid of stepping up to the Professional Knife Fighting League.
     
  7. bnosam

    bnosam Green Belt

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    My excuse for not fighting is X-Arm is way too high level for me.
     
  8. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    They actually do have professional knife fighting competitions for practitioners of the Filipino Martial Arts. Obviously not using real knives, but it is reffed, and it's full speed and resistance designed to simulate a real knife fight. One of my instructors has competed in it, and I tried sparring with him once with a rubber knife. I couldn't touch him once, but damned if he didn't carve me up like a roast.
     
  9. mimo

    mimo Brown Belt

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    I competed as much as i could so there is no excuse!
     
  10. platfox

    platfox Silver Belt

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    so are you talking about street fights or mma?
     
  11. TheKindSativah**

    TheKindSativah** Banned Banned

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    Grappling is fun getting punched in the face isnt
     
  12. chris1190

    chris1190 Orange Belt

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    the reason I don't fight is because I put every minute I have available for training into sport bjj so I can compete successfully in bjj comps but someday down the road this may change.
     
  13. Crissd4

    Crissd4 Blue Belt

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    I like getting hit, but im out for a few more months broke my arm white water rafting.
     
  14. RJ Green

    RJ Green Black Belt

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    1. None of the shows around here are sanctioned
    2. None of the shows around here carry any sort of insurance
    3. I'm too pretty to block punches with my face
    4. MMA is completely antithetical to everything the man I learn from stands for, and it'd be an affront for someone at my rank and seniority to shit on everything he's spent his entire life building
    5. I don't have anything to prove, I already know I'm a bad ass
    6. I don't wear Affliction or Tapout
    7. I only have 2 tattoos, and neither of them are tribal, or on my chest/arms
    8. I stopped listening to rap metal in middle school
    9. I already know I'm packin' (your mom told me so)
    10. MMA doesn't pay anywhere near what I'd get as an M.D., and concussions aren't conducive to med school
     
  15. general woundwort

    general woundwort Banned Banned

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    I couldn't live with the guilt of killing someone.
     
  16. -Montanha-

    -Montanha- Blue Belt

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    I sat to the beach for some sun, but now I cant get the sand out of my vagina.
     
  17. locnott

    locnott Yellow Belt

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    Im afraid I might end up having to fight CharlieZ so I just gave it up. Im to young to die..
     
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    valentine's day! i mean, come on?
     
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    Bingo! Getting my brain repeatedly stamped with someone's fist will decrease my mental capacity. I need my brain, I make money with it, and I'm still studying to become a CPA. Incurring brain damage from repeated traumatic head injuries certainly won't help me reach my professional goals.
     
  20. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    my spider guard sucks....:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     

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