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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaton Yu
    I just blinked a couple of times and said "Judo is grappling."
    Damn, so anti-climatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake??
    Damn, so anti-climatic.

    I know. Kind of a let down. If I knew him better I would have said something completely smartass, but I don't like to be that harsh with people I just met. Especially at the club. We have a hard enough time getting people to come as it is.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    You should have told him that your style of Judo was strickly no-contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaton Yu
    During warmup he looks at me and one of the brown belts and asks "Have you guys ever done any grappling?"
    Give your best "I'm very serious" face and say, "This is Judo, so we only train in Chinese Wushu (sp?) weapons here."

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    Here is the thing that troubles me most about this kid:
    He is 22 years old, about 5'8, I'd guess him at 230 - 240 pounds, all fat - horribly overweight and on top of that a heavy smoker. I honestly do not understand how does one get messed up to that degree in only 22 years of life!!

    Anyway, he did the right thing to join the club so let's hope he keeps coming.

    Tomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas Drgon
    Here is the thing that troubles me most about this kid:
    He is 22 years old, about 5'8, I'd guess him at 230 - 240 pounds, all fat - horribly overweight and on top of that a heavy smoker. I honestly do not understand how does one get messed up to that degree in only 22 years of life!!

    Anyway, he did the right thing to join the club so let's hope he keeps coming.

    Tomas
    We had the same thing in our dojo once. Same size guy, 25ish, said he was trained in a Fu style somewhere. I'm 47. During an unbalancing exercise, basically a light grip on your partner's sleeves and light pulls and pushes, he had to stop after 2 minutes, out of breath and totally unable to continue. The whole time he stiffened up his arms so tight he exhausted himself. I literally had to do nothing.

    Unfortunately he never returned. We currently expect all our beginning students to train the first 20 minutes of their hour class on fitness exercises for this very reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas Drgon
    Here is the thing that troubles me most about this kid:
    He is 22 years old, about 5'8, I'd guess him at 230 - 240 pounds, all fat - horribly overweight and on top of that a heavy smoker. I honestly do not understand how does one get messed up to that degree in only 22 years of life!!

    Anyway, he did the right thing to join the club so let's hope he keeps coming.

    Tomas
    Will he kep coming after he reads this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonelpong
    Will he kep coming after he reads this thread?
    I'm sure we're not the first ones to discuss this kid's MA experience behind his back. But we may be the kindest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomas Drgon
    Here is the thing that troubles me most about this kid:
    He is 22 years old, about 5'8, I'd guess him at 230 - 240 pounds, all fat - horribly overweight and on top of that a heavy smoker. I honestly do not understand how does one get messed up to that degree in only 22 years of life!!

    Anyway, he did the right thing to join the club so let's hope he keeps coming.

    Tomas
    Point out to Fatboy (his new affectionate nickname) that I'm 5'8'' like him and I haven't trained in a year, spend all day sitting on my arse watch films for work, am hoplessly out of shape and unfit, am a student so drink more than a fish and still come in at a massive 140 pounds.
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    Maybe you took the question out of context. He might have been out of breath and was taking a reeeaaallllly long pause to inhale.

    He could have finished with "besides Judo." Maybe he was wanting to impress you by lying about his BJJ XP.

    Or maybe he was just a fat newb. What do I know?

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