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Just busted my cherry on BJJ Monday. I rolled with someone almost as equally inexperienced as myself (maybe 4 classes in ahead of me) and wasn't going into this blind so no real surprises. Ran some confusing ass strength training exercises where I flailed on the mat for the classes entertainment as a warmup, then drilled full guard into Triangle for about 40 minutes. I have rolled here and there at the gym before, but never officially took a class until this week.

 

I'm probably going to take BJJ classes twice a week now for the forceable future. I've been focusing on,  kickboxing at a local MMA gym (Tiger Shulmann's MMA) since last June,  but need to work on BJJ to move up so trying two BJJ classes a week for now until they start making me pay (I'm only shelling out for 3 classes a week, not 5 currently).  My gym isn't an official BJJ gym, but offers beginner/intermediate/expert classes for both striking, and BJJ (no gi). We're pretty well known in MMA, but not really known for our grappling. Our gym has always been MMA focused, and incorporated BJJ into it's program in the late 90's when the UFC made it clear you at least need to be able to defend large joints/chokes.

 

If I get into it enough which is a distinct possibility,  I'm considering taking classes at a Renzo Gracie academy close by. Don't know anyone going there myself currently but it seems legit. For now just trying to get slightly familiar with the basics at my gym. Our beginners BJJ classes are just focused on running drills for the basics, and from what I understand that's a good thing for beginners. By the time I start actually rolling it might be better to just focus on kickboxing at my gym, and try to earn strips/belts in an official BJJ school.

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Ego completely crushed, I was able to pick up boxing/kickboxing fairly quickly the way I remember it. The triangle wasn't that tough for me to learn in my first class, but for some reason we drilled full guard into armbar and I had no clue WTF I was doing the entire time, like I couldn't tell my left from my right, and all my instincts were all 100% wrong. With almost no resistance, I got maybe 3 close enough to right out of 30 attempts. I honestly can't remember sucking at something so bad, super humbling but not so much I'm going to give up on it, probably going to give up one of the kickboxing sessions and do 2 BJJ classes a week. 

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How's everyone's fuckin brah lifestyle jiu jitsu journey going?

 

I've been hitting a lot of kimuras lately (mainly because I've decided to go for kimuras from literally everywhere). It's actually opened up a lot more submissions for me. Highly recommended.

 

Oss ya later.

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Been drilling (mostly guillotines) 3 or 4 times a week now, 1 hour sessions for the last 3 months. I haven't actually rolled yet, and from what I gather running drills with higher belts I would get folded like laundry pretty quickly. I can do all the warmup drills now without looking like I've got a neurological condition, so at least I've got that going for me which is nice.

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So far I have entered 3 tourneys - one at white and two at blue. Placed twice (2nd, 3rd) - the other there was no one in my division.

 

Been a purple belt for about 2 years and have not competed yet - been plagued with injury and life turmoil. 

 

I have promised myself that I will compete at each belt level. 

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17 hours ago, iloveboxcars said:

Not live rolled yet?

 

You at a Gracie Barra?

MMA gym. It took me almost 8 months before I was sparring/kickboxing. Assuming there's a similar period of time we're supposed to just focus on technique/drilling before they get us rolling. Quite frankly, I think it would be useless, or at least may even lead to developing a bad technique if I was cut loose and rolling now. I still find myself using my strength occasionally, or giving up the back way too much. Also, our gym seems to attract a lot of people that are unsafe/unstable to spar with, and sometimes that's not easy to pick that up until it's too late. They let a "just making sure" period of time pass before students get invited into the more advanced courses to help protect the lower belts like myself.

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This fucking back injury is shit. 

 

Trained last night - I dominated for the most part but I really only have like an hours worth of gas now and my lower back is feeling a little out of wack today.

 

I need to lose some weight - my motivation for weight loss is shit and my motivation for pizza is high. 

 

 

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Went too crazy with dead lifts and my lower back is sore. Had to sit out this week.

 

Also about to go to Maui.

 

Also lazy and ate a hamburger and fries today.

 

 

I did recently sign up for a subscription to romwod which is an app or website that has a new 20ish minute video of yoga every day. its like 12 dollars a month. I'm liking it so far.

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4 hours ago, iloveboxcars said:

Went too crazy with dead lifts and my lower back is sore. Had to sit out this week.

 

 

About a month and a half ago i threw out my back doing deadlifts (#oldmanproblems)...2nd set, 5th or 6th rep and my upper back was fucked....i was out of the gym for 3 and a half weeks and gained weight.. hella bummed out about it... the pain is still there but not as bad as when it first happened..i tried icing it, heating it, massage, 2 different massagers, tens unit, salonpas patches, icy hot patches, foam roller, stretching, hot showers, sombra, and finally cupping. 

 

I need a fucking back transplant. 

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I went for a triangle Nov. of last year - dude stood up and stretched me out pretty good.

 

The next day my back was hella sore. Got a massage (mistake) - day after that I could barely walk. Missed 7+ days of work.....complete agony. Even when I went back to work I could hardly walk.

 

Now 9 months later, I am much better but still get pain.

 

I have taken it super easy and been pretty lax in training overall. Instructor got on me a but yesterday because I packed it in a little early - gave me the whole “your purple belt, soon you be brown belt Ralphy you need to just train.”

 

Fuck it man. I am making progress - some days after work and dealing with kids I dont even want to go train. 

 

Soon enough I will be back to 3 times a week, thats pretty much all I can do considering my schedule.

 

Choked the shit out of one of our purple belts yesterday. Guy is really technical and I like training with him - caught him slipping though.

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Going to bump this since it's something I'm in the midst of at the moment.

 

Have a few friends out here that have been trying to talk me into joining a Judo / BJJ gym and then got hit up by the same gym to start printing their tees and assist with marketing and rebuilding their product strategy so suddenly find myself scrambling to get up to speed. Will likely start up myself in the sprint when I have the business a little more stabilized so I can afford to split and actually commit to the sport, but in the meantime I still need submerge myself to whatever extent for the client gig side of this.

 

That said, hoping you guys into the sport and especially those into style and culture ( @glorydaysfor example), can share some links to sites / IG accounts for notable brands in that space or notable brands that are recognizing it.

 

I'll keep you guys posted on how things go...

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On 1/25/2020 at 5:22 PM, misteraven said:

Going to bump this since it's something I'm in the midst of at the moment.

 

Have a few friends out here that have been trying to talk me into joining a Judo / BJJ gym and then got hit up by the same gym to start printing their tees and assist with marketing and rebuilding their product strategy so suddenly find myself scrambling to get up to speed. Will likely start up myself in the sprint when I have the business a little more stabilized so I can afford to split and actually commit to the sport, but in the meantime I still need submerge myself to whatever extent for the client gig side of this.

 

That said, hoping you guys into the sport and especially those into style and culture ( @glorydaysfor example), can share some links to sites / IG accounts for notable brands in that space or notable brands that are recognizing it.

 

I'll keep you guys posted on how things go...

I love the entire lifestyle and culture surrounding BJJ and the people who participate in it.

It's all very similar to skateboarding to me, which is very close to my heart. So, the transition to BJJ wasn't too much of a leap as the mindset that i had has always been there.

It's also a skill that i believe everyone on the planet should have, which is, not just self-defense, but the ability to be fully aware and in full control of your whole body.

 

With that said, I believe that a change in thinking is the first thing that every beginner will need to go through.

You need to be process oriented as opposed to goal oriented, meaning, you shouldn't have a stopping point in the future that you would want to land on.

Progress should be on-going and perpetual in BJJ. There's always new techniques to learn in BJJ, enough so, that you would have an endless amount to learn from the sport.

And the community is so tight knit. It's always so positive. BJJ is not something you do on your own, and even if you did, you wouldn't get too far on your own.

 

As far as the style, BJJ in and of itself just looks fucking awesome. There are brands that are so attached to the sport, that when people talk about gi's or streetwear, these brands are brought up immediately.

 

And the photographs that BJJ bring about, damn, son. It looks fucking rad. So dynamic. I'll post some examples and brands below.

 

@shoyoroll

@albinoandpreto

@jiujitero

@brand93

@undefeated_uactp

@wedefyfoundation

@nousdefions

@dualforces

@magikimono

 

 

 

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