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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Good luck at the training, it has been so freaking hot in Sydney lately no instructor should be denying their adult students a quick drink of water. Even if you can have a chat to the instructor before class and mention that you're just getting back into training and hopes he doesn't mind if you have a quick drinks break between rounds etc.

    Not the place I mentioned but are you competing or just going to support your club members?
    Thanks !

    Sydney is looking at 41c over the next few days - that's going to be a killer.
    The main issue is finding a way to bring it up. They are just going to tell me to **** off.
    The issue there is.. I can't say anything back. This Gym does extremely well at all the comps and produces some of the highest (in my opinion) caliber grapplers in the area.

    Also, and as I mentioned previously, the head professor is awesome and if anything I'll just find a way to know when he is or isn't training. I won't turn up if he's not (is that a shitty attitude?).

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    Do you think there is any way of redeeming the situation with the instructor who told you that you couldn't get a drink? That would be the best solution.

    Its not a shitty attitude but relying on the head prof being there is going to make it difficult for you to train properly, you're not going to be in the right mindset when you get there etc. That really is no way to welcome a new member to the club and is pretty crap. Maybe he was just having a bad day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Do you think there is any way of redeeming the situation with the instructor who told you that you couldn't get a drink? That would be the best solution.
    Agreeing with Lily (much to my chagrin).
    Maybe say hi to the guy before next class and ask him when it would be appropriate to grab a sip of water, or where it's best to put your water bottle.

    Or, if you're really sneaky (or the guy still won't budge), ask if it's ok to make notes to help you remember and leave your bottle near the book you write in (this obviously won't help during the conditioning section, but will during drills and instruction).
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    Quote Originally Posted by sochin101
    Agreeing with Lily (much to my chagrin).
    Maybe say hi to the guy before next class and ask him when it would be appropriate to grab a sip of water, or where it's best to put your water bottle.

    Or, if you're really sneaky (or the guy still won't budge), ask if it's ok to make notes to help you remember and leave your bottle near the book you write in (this obviously won't help during the conditioning section, but will during drills and instruction).
    The problem is I asked him that today, and he said "We will never let you get water during our sessions, you need to wait until training is over. There was no 2 ways about it as I was very blunt and angry and asked all those questions.

    I ended up saying "So I just drink nothing and fucking dehydrate" and he said "Ye, if it comes to that - you can not drink during training, end of story".

    Breathtakingly, the brown belt agreed with it later on during the session.

    Not sure what I should do. All I can do is get used to dehydrating or not do BJJ at all.

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    That was the blue belt saying that or the professor?

    May be worth while politely pointing out the legal ramifications that such an attitude could conceivably lead to, e.g. being sued for wilful negligence or at an extreme, criminal proceedings... (that is if Aussie laws follows the lines of UK law in this area!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by honesty
    That was the blue belt saying that or the professor?

    May be worth while politely pointing out the legal ramifications that such an attitude could conceivably lead to, e.g. being sued for wilful negligence or at an extreme, criminal proceedings... (that is if Aussie laws follows the lines of UK law in this area!)

    No, the professor was not there today. Just the blue belt and another brown belt but he did not really hear the conversation take place as he was drilling on the other side of the room with his own dudes.

    I can't bring up the legal ramifications or anything like that or I'll just be making drama.
    I guess in retrospect there's really nothing I can do without coming across like a little fairy crying over nothing. Furthermore, I'll be hated.

    I'm screwed.
    Tomorrow it is forecast to be 44c and a heatwave - if I'm denied water I'm going to call the 400$ on the gi/registration/month a loss and walk away.
    Last edited by Romp; 2/05/2009 7:01am at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romp
    No, the professor was not there today. Just the blue belt and another brown belt but he did not really hear the conversation take place as he was drilling on the other side of the room with his own dudes.

    I can't bring up the legal ramifications or anything like that or I'll just be making drama.
    I guess in retrospect there's really nothing I can do without coming across like a little fairy crying over nothing. Furthermore, I'll be hated.

    I'm screwed.
    Tomorrow it is forecast to be 44c and a heatwave - if I'm denied water I'm going to call the 400$ on the gi/registration/month a loss and walk away.
    If you walk away because of this **** them over with consumer rights, Aussie consumer rights are better thqan UK ones, you will get your money back at least.

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    That's crazy. At our club, the coach regulates when we can get a drink - i.e. no breaking in the middle of a drill to get a sip of water, but no drinking at all for a session is insane.

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    There's always one of these "Im the only/baddest-ass blue belt on the planet" douchebags at every BJJ school.

    The Russians are crazy with no water during training, you can condition for it but I wonder how your kidneys will fare in the end...try to water up as much as you can in the hours before training.

    Also, I love that there's a burb outside Sydney called "Manly". Fucking Australia!
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