6/06/2011 3:39pm, #151
So go here. I'm sure Bert or Ishtvan will accomodate you.
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6/06/2011 3:42pm, #152
6/06/2011 3:52pm, #153
- Join Date
- Jul 2005
I think you're making a mountain out of mole hill. If the guy was cool, didn't try to pull guard on everyone and throw on an armbar to show how much awesomer his BJJ is than Judo, and was generally cool, who gives a ****? If someone had come on here from [insert traditional martial art name here] complaining about how some new guy came into their dojo disrespecting everyone by not bowing to the picture of the art's founder and the highest ranking person on the floor in the proper order, you think everyone would have jumped on board agreeing how disrespectful he was?
What's the worst that happens? Everyone tools him and he looks ridiculous for not wearing a white belt? Who cares? If a judo guy wanted to wear his belt into my BJJ school, it wouldn't bother me. I'd probably pester him to go over the finer details of the few basic throws people have shown me.
CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG???!!!!
We actually had the opposite happen at my school. A guy (who became my good friend over time) with a Judo black belt and a Bayless Jiu Jitsu black belt comes into my BJJ school to roll and always wears a white belt. He's got a ton of competition experience and we refer to him as "the world's best white belt". He paired up with another guy that mentioned it was first time rolling at the school (his first day rolling anywhere). He then said "me too" since it was also his first day rolling at this specific school. After about 60 seconds of continuous tapping, his partner believed he was the slowest learner ever. Fortunately, he then explained that he had been training for 20 some odd years and that he meant he hadn't rolled at that specific school before.
6/06/2011 4:01pm, #154
6/06/2011 4:15pm, #155
6/06/2011 4:24pm, #156
2. I said it was my pet peeve. I've explained in detail the whole situation, and what I get is a bunch of nut-riders crawling up my ass saying "just chill out man, because we are all so mellow we don't care about that stuff". Did I say every BJJ'er walks around like that? Yet you got your panties in a bunch anyway, going off half-cocked."We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
1) That it doesn't work
2) That it does work"
6/06/2011 4:44pm, #157
6/06/2011 5:19pm, #158
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
6/06/2011 5:27pm, #159
No. Every "free" trial or free class I took, as a visitor, involved "street clothes" better known as something comfortable. Now, as a student, after a certain point it would be impractical.
6/06/2011 5:32pm, #160
Most Judo clubs have at least 1 or 2 spare gi and belts hanging around for just such an eventuality.
Although having run a uni club we've had complete muppets turn up in their normal wear clothes - jeans and t-shirt, with nothing else not even tracksuit bottoms or shorts and a spare t and expected to be allowed to join in.
We have to turn them away, but because they are such fucktards as to not even bring basic sport kit to a sport session, they usually aren't a loss when they don't come back.