Posted On:7/30/2009 6:48pm
Style: MT and judo
I say things along the lines of "I do muay thai", which, now that I come to think about it, sounds pretty lame.
Posted On:7/30/2009 6:52pm
PDS Rifles Style: Univ. Florida Kickboxing
"I'm a cagefighter"
no matter what sort of martial arts you do. I've heard that at bars so many times.
Posted On:7/30/2009 7:38pm
Style: Judo, BJJ
How bout "I'm training to be a cagefighter?"
Posted On:7/30/2009 8:17pm
No, girls aren't as impressed, apparently. Also it automatically makes you more badass than if you fought in a ring or on a mat, because those are for pussies.
Posted On:7/30/2009 9:19pm
As illiteracy spreads and increasing numbers of nouns become verbs (as in "parenting"), one need only go with the sewag--er, with the flow:
"She judos. He kyokushins. They MMA."
Posted On:7/30/2009 9:39pm
Well, according to the less-MA savvy girls I know, I am the guy that "trains in that gay stuff but wins fights with it."
They also say I "have a drinking problem," but w/e. Or I guess for this thread, I "train in the fine Irish art of drinking."
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Posted On:7/31/2009 4:17am
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Originally Posted by Don Gwinn
So . . . in San Francisco, maybe he should tell them he's "Awakening to his true self through martial training" or possibly "Self-actualizing within a Muay Thai paradigm."
I don't live in San Francisco. Thanks for your feedback.
Posted On:7/31/2009 4:26am
Style: Kettles (MA hiatus).
I also prefer 'training' to 'practice'. it just sounds more serious.
I'd like to leave this world like I came into it: Screaming, naked & covered in someone else's blood
Posted On:7/31/2009 4:38am
Style: Muay Thai (BJJ hiatus)
I say that I am going to training or that I have training that evening. If I'm talking about BJJ then I *do* BJJ.
I also just realised that if I'm talking to people i train with I'll refer to it as class I.E. See you in class or are you going to class tonight.
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Posted On:7/31/2009 5:04am
I've always refered to "training" as training. Whether i'm working out in the Gym, Running, sparring or doing MA i'm "training", thats all they need to know.
I tend not to tell people i work with what I train in, as far as they are concerned I'm just a guy who works out a lot.
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