Every time I go to jiu-jutsu practice, I know I look extremely foolish, but I don't care -- I do my best, get a workout, and enjoy it. If people laugh behind my back, I suppose it compensates for the lack of joy I provide in conversation...
Actually, my epic failures at keeping up during kickboxing warmup, and my inability to perform round kicks with my left leg, may occasionally rival the comic value of my grappling. But what the hell, kicking things, even badly, is fun.
Can't train BJJ right now, and Judo is only two days a week.... it's just not enough. So I was looking into boxing for the other days I want to train.
Originally Posted by E-Van
Tai Kai Jiu Jitsu is my BJJ school.
Originally Posted by Dempsy Roll
It's a fine school, Ken Kronenburg is a great instructor.
This is kind of what I'm hoping will happen..... I'll just work on getting in and staying in, where distance isn't a huge deal.
Originally Posted by feral
I found a few gyms that aren't too expensive.... I'll post information here when I get it.
I just had a thought, would it be considered a good idea to talk to my eye doctor before starting to train?
under no circumstances should you ever consult a medical professional before undertaking an exercise regimen, especially if they might know a thing or two about specific health concerns you have.
In other words, it's great to consult a professional before you do something that might be of risk to you, seeing as they can provide you with a host of helpful and perhaps essential information that we of bullshido cannot provide you with.
That being said man, as the others have already iterated... Everyone's gotta look like a fool sometimes, so just take it and laugh it off. We'll all get better eventually, and no one's going to laugh once you manage to do it. If you presevere and always just work with determination, no one that matters is going to laugh at you.
And yeah fellas, I knew that sounded like some sort of half-baked motivational speech. Sue me! I dare you.
A buddy of mine that I used to train with had similar eye problems as you and required several surgeries. Striking with him was slightly amusing, as he had decent enough technique but no sense of distance and would throw punches that wouldn't even register as a threat against most strikers. Coincidentally enough, he ended up mostly sticking with Judo and BJJ because of the constant contact, he could tell where his opponent was.
That said, he still learned the craft of boxing, and did all the workouts, had pretty good defense, just couldn't hit anything. So yeah, he did look stupid, but he wasn't fighting any time soon, so it didn't matter 'cause he was having fun.
See this is why I keep you around! :new_smile
Originally Posted by pauli
So, no boxing for me.
I spoke to the gentlemen who did my eye surgery and he strongly recommends I don't box, or in fact do any striking at all. Given the surgery performed the outer muscle in my eye is much weaker then it would be in a person who has not had surgery. He worries that the concussive trauma of boxing may cause the muscle itself to tear, causing bleeding, or separate entirely necessitating surgery to reattach it.
This officially.... sucks.
Back to BJJ and Judo then.