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CRisCO
01-24-2012, 03:04 PM
To get back into the BJJ game.

I think I'm going to work on it as a career. Get my black belt and open a school in my area.

I have a lot of weight and fat to lose and a lot of training ahead of me. But after some deep soul searching I realized it's the only thing I truly love doing so I might as well give it a shot..

Has anyone else followed this path at all?

KevoOnTheRadio
01-24-2012, 03:16 PM
Good luck to ya

SimpleJack
01-24-2012, 06:50 PM
I've followed a similar path in that I have a lot of weight and fat to lose......

MIZjitsZOU
01-25-2012, 01:05 AM
I just started BJJ after years of Judo. I like it a lot.

Good luck to you in getting your black belt. What belt are you now, brown?

I can't wait to compete in a bjj tourney. As a white belt I hope to get a nice Judo takedown.

Trodden
01-25-2012, 01:13 AM
I started at 14 (1994) at the suggestion of my HS wrestling coach

I cracked 180 lbs then (my freshman year), and wasnt really fat, but had some weight to cut

after 3 years, I added about 12 lbs of muscle and my cardio improved a lot

with the wrestler in me, being on my back was an issue, so I didnt want to feel comfortable there

if forced me to work heavily on cardio to be able to withstand constantly bucking to avoid a pin

but that made it easier to advance in both

I will say BJJ is great, but if you want to do well, start working on flexibility now

stretch every day, multiple times

after a while it will suck when you dont stretch

it also helps to heal faster via improved circulation

good luck

Punk Ass
01-25-2012, 02:05 AM
I'm trying to figure out what I want to do first. Boxing, BJJ, or kickboxing. only for workout perposes not to fight, but I want to do all 3 because I love all 3.

Pasha K
01-25-2012, 02:28 AM
Good luck brother.

No one can guarantee you that you will gain your black belt and that you will open a school, that will depend on how much effort you are able to put and also you must have some luck. However it is good that you have high ambitions. Good luck to you

HillbillyDeluxe
01-25-2012, 04:13 AM
what belt are you now? Just curious and how old are you?

I wish you the best of luck and think this is a grand idea, however it's very time relevant. not something you wanna just keep procrastinating about. The sooner you get back on the ball the better.

I'm trying to figure out what I want to do first. Boxing, BJJ, or kickboxing. only for workout perposes not to fight, but I want to do all 3 because I love all 3.

Go BJJ and Kickboxing, or just kickboxing. Get the best of both worlds right there!

CRisCO
01-25-2012, 03:02 PM
what belt are you now? Just curious and how old are you?

I wish you the best of luck and think this is a grand idea, however it's very time relevant. not something you wanna just keep procrastinating about. The sooner you get back on the ball the better.


Go BJJ and Kickboxing, or just kickboxing. Get the best of both worlds right there!

I'm 23.
I'm a white belt because I never trained in a true BJJ school I've two years of no-gi grappling experience with a more mma oriented gym.

Definately time sensitive but I'm a pretty fast learner. I nearly won the 170 pound beginner division at naga with 2 months training. and decided to hold off competing for awhile because of my ego.

I'm hoping I can really buckle down.

I'm hoping it all comes together

lordpyro
01-25-2012, 03:37 PM
I'm 23.
I'm a white belt because I never trained in a true BJJ school I've two years of no-gi grappling experience with a more mma oriented gym.

Definately time sensitive but I'm a pretty fast learner. I nearly won the 170 pound beginner division at naga with 2 months training. and decided to hold off competing for awhile because of my ego.

I'm hoping I can really buckle down.

I'm hoping it all comes together

My advice, just roll the dice.

The worst that can happen is you fail, and if you do so what? You just keep trying.

As cliche as it sounds, as long as you keep trying and refuse to accept anything less than what you want, then there's nothing that can stop you but you.

CtGreat
01-25-2012, 05:23 PM
I'm 23.
I'm a white belt because I never trained in a true BJJ school I've two years of no-gi grappling experience with a more mma oriented gym.

Definately time sensitive but I'm a pretty fast learner. I nearly won the 170 pound beginner division at naga with 2 months training. and decided to hold off competing for awhile because of my ego.

I'm hoping I can really buckle down.

I'm hoping it all comes together
Don't expect to reach blackbelt anytime soon man haha. Unless the instructor cares more about people's belts than their actual knowledge, the average time to reach blackbelt is at least 6-7 years of consistent training.

That being said, good luck to you man. I started training last April, took the summer off, and ive progressed tremendously. I love it.

CRisCO
01-25-2012, 05:46 PM
Don't expect to reach blackbelt anytime soon man haha. Unless the instructor cares more about people's belts than their actual knowledge, the average time to reach blackbelt is at least 6-7 years of consistent training.

That being said, good luck to you man. I started training last April, took the summer off, and ive progressed tremendously. I love it.

Na I know I'm pretty experienced in the game and know how it works.

I'm treating it like going to night school to get a better job or to get my masters.

Frasedog
01-25-2012, 07:56 PM
To get back into the BJJ game.

I think I'm going to work on it as a career. Get my black belt and open a school in my area.

I have a lot of weight and fat to lose and a lot of training ahead of me. But after some deep soul searching I realized it's the only thing I truly love doing so I might as well give it a shot..

Has anyone else followed this path at all?


Good luck bro! I'd like to do that myself eventually. The timing isnt right for me right now with a new baby. But I enjoy working with the new people at the gym and showing tecniques. I dont know how your school works but my instructor has lots of affiliate schools and thats how a lot of guys get their starts, by renting a space at a local gym or fitness studio and teaching a few classes a week. I hope it works out for you!

Rumble
01-28-2012, 07:07 AM
Best of luck to you man! Always follow your dreams dude. You don't wanna look back and regret never knowing what could have been. Follow your passion my man, stay focused and best of luck.

That's called a broment right there.....

Leucoethiops
01-31-2012, 05:20 AM
I've followed a similar path in that I have a lot of weight and fat to lose......

Gahahahahahaha, ahhhh, that's great. Can't rep, or I would.

Awesome response to a heartfelt post about soul searching and dreams.

CRisCO
02-06-2012, 11:16 PM
Roadblock... Need a new gi old one don't fit.

not even sure how to fucking size these things.

CRisCO
09-18-2012, 10:41 PM
ok just a little update.

My quest for BJJ greatness was derailed about 3 months ago because of a sprained knee.

It's on the mend now and I've been hitting the weights pretty hard since then. Feeling pretty good and almost ready to get back out there. exited.

CtGreat
09-19-2012, 05:23 AM
ok just a little update.

My quest for BJJ greatness was derailed about 3 months ago because of a sprained knee.

It's on the mend now and I've been hitting the weights pretty hard since then. Feeling pretty good and almost ready to get back out there. exited.

Good shit man, wish you the best.