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pokry5
11/25/2008 3:45pm,
Just found this site today as my friend has invited me to train with him tonight at his BJJ school and I'm quite interested in enrolling. Doing a little bit of research and watching videos/techniques on what to expect and, well, here I am. Followed MMA now for idk, 7+/- years now and have always had the interest, but not much of a go getter. Either way, here I am and, be gentle.:thefinger

TKDBot
11/25/2008 3:46pm,
We knew you could do it! pokry5 posted, YAY! And if a bot is this rude, just imagine harsh this is gonna be. Hope you're wearing a thick gi.

TheRuss
11/25/2008 5:55pm,
Hi. Make sure to pay attention to your instructor and do what they tell you to do as best you can.

Also, fill in your location field.

Omega Supreme
11/25/2008 6:07pm,
He's in Florida, he likes to **** gators.

syberia
11/25/2008 6:16pm,
Welcome Pokry, yes, you should be scared.

If you're just starting BJJ Then i'd seriously suggest you find the Homeland security (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=56) forum, devoted to grappling arts, and read the excellent articles by some really good grapplers on the boards. If you've already found it good, the Physical health and training (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=23)forum is also good if you're looking to get your diet and fitness under control.

Have fun at your first class.

As far as the forums themselves go, dont be stupid (unless the situation calls for it, but thats mostly trollshido) and when you post make sure its well thought out and relevant. Or funny- this is also acceptable. Relax and enjoy yourself.

thaclient
11/25/2008 6:34pm,
He's in Florida, he likes to **** gators.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

pokry:

Yes, please fill in your location field and tell us how your first BJJ class went. Which school was it at?

pokry5
11/26/2008 12:15pm,
You say that like it's a bad thing.

pokry:

Yes, please fill in your location field and tell us how your first BJJ class went. Which school was it at?
For the update, it was with Fabio Novaes' class out of Brandon (near Tampa). Definitely going to start training. Fun though I was shown my ass to me on a plate as expected.

P.S. Though I am a Florida Gator fan, bestiality isn't my cup of tea.

cuatro76
11/26/2008 12:29pm,
My best piece of advice: Don't be the guy wearing the Affliction shirt at a party. EVER!

And tap often.

TheRuss
11/26/2008 12:56pm,
For the update, it was with Fabio Novaes' class out of Brandon (near Tampa). Definitely going to start training. Fun though I was shown my ass to me on a plate as expected.

Good to hear. To expand on what cuatro76 posted...


1) STFU and listen to what the teacher tells you.
2) No really, STFU and listen.
3) When rolling and/or drilling, tap early, tap often, and don't spaz out.

Also, check these out:


Welcome to Bullshido!


You might find this BJJ Beginner FAQ (http://slideyfoot.blogspot.com/2006/10/bjj-beginner-faq.html) useful, as a new student in BJJ.

As I mention in that FAQ, for further reading on BJJ, I'd recommend the following threads:

Training, Stagnation and Tapping (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=974042)
Maximizing what you get out of rolling (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1253088)
Protecting Yourself During Sparring (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1234198)
Grappling Basic Principles (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=20609)
Advice for Noobs (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1776425&postcount=1)
First Day Lesson (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1232603)
Fundamental 5 (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1019474)
Obvious Epiphanies (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=62601)

And the following articles:

Starting BJJ Classes (http://www.grapplearts.com/Starting-BJJ-Classes.htm)
Nuggets of Advice (http://www.aesopian.com/127/nuggets-of-advice/)
Beginning BJJ (free e-course and e-book) (http://www.beginningbjj.com/index.html)

E-Van
11/26/2008 1:01pm,
HELLO THERE! What Russ said. I cant stress how well written and organized the BJJ Beginner FAQ is.

pokry5
11/26/2008 1:04pm,
Fantastic, thanks for the insight. I'll definitely read those. That's pretty much the mindset I had though. If it felt tight (they threw me in right away with a purple belt, so it usually was tight), tap. Does it hurt? No? Tap anyway lol.

TheRuss
11/26/2008 1:11pm,
As you get more experience, you should become more attuned to what positions just suck to be in versus when you're about to get injured. Hopefully the people you're rolling with are taking your inexperience into account.

Incidentally, if you're rolling with someone more experienced and you're totally out of ideas, it couldn't hurt to ask.

E-Van
11/26/2008 1:13pm,
AND WASH YOUR FUCKING GI FOR FUCKS SAKE