why do you train?

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  1. alexgncw

    alexgncw Guest

    whats ur main reason for training ... ex: mma, self defense, to loose weight/get in shape, fun, etc
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    to beat the guy that is beating me.

    slowly being able to get closer and closer to beating the guys that beat my ass the first day i came in is what keeps me going.

    Each one i surpass gets me more pumped for the next one in line........ Its such a long ass line though.

    Plus i love the anarobic work out, and i love the feeling of clean technique.
     
  3. RobT

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    My main reason is that I enjoy it (BJJ). I love every part of the training.

    I also want to get in really good shape (hence the additional training I do) and would like to try for at least one pro-MMA fight eventually.
     
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    chopperj Yellow Belt

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    I completely agree with you. I used to go into class and get schooled by every one I rolled with. I just keep working and working eventually most of those guys stopped and I kept training, caught up to them and started schooling them, My thinking is there will always be someone better than you and I plan to get though everyone of them. Thats why I train.
     
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    to try to learn bjj
     
  6. aaron_mag

    aaron_mag Purple Belt

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    It is fun...
     
  7. DKM76

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    I hate training, but I keep going to get better.
     
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    I keep going because I enjoy the people I train with, I like to stay in shape, and I feel good about my improvement.

    I started because playing sports is more fun than working out and it's a good way to stay fit. I picked BJJ because the price is reasonable (compared to ice hockey) and my buddy convinced me it was a cool thing to learn.
     
  9. because it's FUN!!!
     
  10. johil d'o

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    Fun, fitness, comradery with other guys in class, appreciation of the art/technique. Very little of it is self defense. I haven't gotten in a real fight in decades.
     
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    fun, exercise, self-defense...keeps me busy so I'm not drinking 5-7 days a week.
     
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    wOg Burien Top Team

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    I just had my first BJJ class last night (Gracie Barra Mamazinho in Seattle). It's an incredible fighting art, and a great workout.

    Over time, I'd be happy just to be known as a great sparring/training partner. I'm getting a little old for serious competition since I'm just starting. But I've kinda got a trainer's mentality, and would love one day to be part of the crew that helps our club's best fighters prepare for competition.
     
  13. jpark4

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    it's fun, that's about it.
    -Jon
     
  14. Enron Exec.

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    I train for fat chicks.
     
  15. Money, women, fame and influence.
     
  16. Mirada

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    It keeps me sane.


    Being injured again has driven me completely batshit already. It's ugly.
     
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    The Chinese Connection. When I was 4, and I have been training ever since, I knew then I wanted to fight it was what I was suppose to do, and I love it. From my first Karate Class to Training People these days. Soon enough you'll see me in a Ring or Cage Near you or from the comforts of a your couch watching PPV. I want to kno how good I am.
     
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    Because it
     
  19. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    I train because I love the people I train with, and love the fun that comes with it. Plus you can only get better.
     
  20. I-Shoji

    I-Shoji Green Belt

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    Various reasons.

    -To compete
    -To stay fit
    -To pwn my sparring partners and feel good about improving
    -To know I could handle 90% of the physical confrontations I might get into, and to make the other 10% regret it.
    -To pass on knowledge and techniques. I love to teach.
     

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