New Guy: How Are Most BJJ Schools?
OP erased. Thanx for the advice, but I like to remain anonymous, too.
Last edited by hombre; 11/12/2004 6:54pm at .
Originally Posted by hombre
1. The Machados are very highly resepcected Jiu-jitsu players, I would certainly recomend the school.
2. You should probably start to feel confident in your skills after about a year, but without practice they will fade, after just a month off I was getting tapped by people I had no trouble with before.
3. BJJ guys often get a bad rap because they tend to be very put up or shut up in their approach to fighting, the same is true for most legit ma's who belive the proof is in the results, not in tradition. In Brazil there have been problems with people picking fights just because they knew they could win, but that's really the individual, not the system.
4. Injuries may happen, I've gotten my share of twists and strains, but if you're careful you should be okay, just rmember to tap before you get injured, you can stop the sparring at any time. Leave you're ego at home.
You're wrestling should also help a lot, giving you a good solid base, and a knowledge of takedowns, control and positioning.
Correction, having the username 'hombre' is strike one! ASSHOLE!
Originally Posted by hombre
Welcome to Bullshido. Can I do that yet?
I've only recently started BJJ myself and I can tell you, you're going to love it. I also had the intention of carrying on with my chinese martial art, until BJJ ended up taking all of my free time and focus...
1. Don't know much about the Machados, other than they seem to be well respected and their school is beating my school in the state championships at the moment here in Australia.
2. While a general confidence should show up in around 6 months, the thing that made me the most confident was the conditioning I was recieving almost as a by product of training. I can tell you, 4 years in Wing Chun and there was nothing as difficult as my first few sessions of BJJ... Your body takes quite a battering, but you get used to it soon enough. Also it is a real tough cardio workout, don't be surprised if you feel like you want to give up before the end of a session even without a lock or choke applied...
3. Find good people with nothing to prove to train with. I haven't found anyone who has rolled or caused injury to me maliciously... I think most people realise just how dangerous it can be to be reckless, and it is just as easy to do it to someone else as it is to happen to you.
4. You should be ok for injuries, unless you don't listen to your body when it is trying to tell you something. When you first start you will probably get pains all over. Don't forget to stretch before and after and drink lots of water.
Wrestling will help you with takedowns and defence against takedowns, so that's good.
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Please tell me this isn't a troll.
Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
yeah it does seem a bit trollish.... i mean most guys where i train BJJ are just like fine ppl (no sarcasm)
I can assure you I am not a troll. I'm going back tot he school tomorrow to see a real class, and making my decision then. If you mean my comment on the "bully," thing, I only got concerned about that after the video about the surfer. I don't imagine most BJJ people are like that, but I would like to ask and get anyonymous feedback from students over the internet where they are more likely to tell the truth.
And thanx for the answers!
Most BJJ schools will laugh at you if you go once a week for an hour. Our guys don't take you seriously unless you're in at least three times a week for the 90min-120min classes.
Why would they do that?
to prove how hard they are?
You're not really going to get much anything out of any martial art if you train less than that, and where I train we don't pretend otherwise.
The kicker is that I'm lucky to get in twice a week during nasty months at school.
Originally Posted by Shumagorath
I always wonder how some of you guys find the money/ time.
On a similar note....how much does a private lesson count towards taht tally?
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