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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj View Post
    False modesty in most posts. I'll bet most people here don't really believe they suck, or are even mediocre-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_superiority

    Most people are poor to average in their skills. As you get older, you meet people who sing the "if only, if only" song. What they don't realize is that you can do something a lot and still be very poor at it. Look at driving. I drive 4 hours a day (outside sales), but that doesn't make me Mario Andretti.

    If you are happy training, that is all that should count. Stop trying to rate yourself, especially if you can't really put all the effort that you would need to too excel. Training should be fun, not an exercise in self loathing. If you're a serious competitor, that is another matter, otherwise, it's all just recreation.
    quite right. im awful because despite drinking too much, ive never lost a fight. y'all are ****.

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    At 46 I have let go of worrying about whether or not I suck at MA. If I can make it to training once or twice a week and not get injured I'm fine with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand View Post
    Self-defeating question, Ke?pofist.

    Those who know why they're awful are nowhere near as awful as those who don't know why they're awful.

    Both of those types of awful people are nowhere near as awful as those who don't know that they're awful...and there are far too many of those.
    Way to quote Socrates in a martial context. XD

    I know exactly why I'm awful. After four and a half years, I still get what I can only describe as sparring amnesia. When I get in front of someone, I forget everything, and I get donked in the forehead within the first ten seconds. ._. After a few hits, I bounce back, but yeah that's not how it works on the street etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camistletoe View Post
    If I can make it to training once or twice a week and not get injured I'm fine with that.
    I'm totally down with this. I'll be 40 come November, and as long as can muster some energy and see some development I'm plenty happy. You whippersnappers can go caper on someone elses lawn :-)

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    Y U SUK?
    Instead of going to the gym and getting punched by mean people,
    I like to stay home, eat coffee cake, and play point-and-click adventures.


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    I suck because:
    1. I'm un-athletic and a noob at both judo and bjj.
    2. I eat pretty badly.
    3. Don't do any other exercise other than judo and bjj.
    4. Work very long hours in a job I don't like.
    5. Get to little sleep, wasting my free time watching tv and online.


    Having said all that, I have recently upped my training from twice a week to 4 times a week, and adding bjj is new. So I hope to suck a little less.

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    I'm awful because I don't train often enough. I'm not as awful as I should be because I am a goddamn fountain of athletic talent.

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    I suck because I'm going to make the same old new years resolution.
    This time for sure! ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2bjj View Post
    False modesty in most posts. I'll bet most people here don't really believe they suck, or are even mediocre-http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_superiority

    Most people are poor to average in their skills. As you get older, you meet people who sing the "if only, if only" song. What they don't realize is that you can do something a lot and still be very poor at it. Look at driving. I drive 4 hours a day (outside sales), but that doesn't make me Mario Andretti.

    If you are happy training, that is all that should count. Stop trying to rate yourself, especially if you can't really put all the effort that you would need to too excel. Training should be fun, not an exercise in self loathing. If you're a serious competitor, that is another matter, otherwise, it's all just recreation.
    As someone who's met a lot of people from this site, no they are pretty awful and they know it. Me too, before you ask. Omega and Sirc can tell you all about my fail.
    Knowing is not enough, you must apply...
    ...Willing is not enough you must do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumble Monster View Post
    I'm awful because I don't train often enough. I'm not as awful as I should be because I am a goddamn fountain of athletic talent.
    If this is Backfistmonkey I will vouch for this. If it's not, I really need to learn everyone's ever-changing forum handles :P
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