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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Well I get to start the day with my feelings hurt...11 year purple belt here. :)
    But it's QUALITY purple. Aged to perfection...
    "I want to have goblins about me, for I am courageous. The courage which scares away ghosts, creates for itself goblins--it wants to laugh." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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    If you are getting scared and short of breathe remind/tell yourself ,"There's no where else in the whole world I choose to be tonight."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Well I get to start the day with my feelings hurt...11 year purple belt here. :)
    My first BJJ class was in January 2005... I win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCS View Post
    My first BJJ class was in January 2005... I win.
    Braggart.

    Any significant time off since then, or has it been constant?
    "I want to have goblins about me, for I am courageous. The courage which scares away ghosts, creates for itself goblins--it wants to laugh." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    Quote Originally Posted by Raycetpfl View Post
    If you are getting scared and short of breathe remind/tell yourself ,"There's no where else in the whole world I choose to be tonight."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SneakyGoblin View Post
    Braggart.

    Any significant time off since then, or has it been constant?
    http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=92085

    Judo until mid 2012 and back to BJJ in March-April (not sure ATM) 2015
    Last edited by DCS; 9/24/2017 3:43pm at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southpaw View Post
    Well I get to start the day with my feelings hurt...11 year purple belt here. :)
    The wing chun is holding you back.

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    Top 10 Tips:


    1. Relax your body: When you tense up you are sending the wrong message to your training partner (“I’m going to go hard”) and you are more likely to be injured by using too much strength.

    2. Tap early, tap often: Tapping out is the ultimate learning tool.

    3. Nothing matters more than mat time: You have to be on the mat learning and practicing. The best advice I ever got was “just keep showing up”. That was nearly 8 years ago.

    4. Always be ready to learn: Take nothing for granted. Pay attention to what is being taught. If you do not engage your brain, you will fail to make the mind/body connection needed to succeed.

    5. It’s a marathon, not a sprint: Becoming proficient at BJJ requires years of training. Ignore the natural drive to achieve quick results.

    6. There are days when you will not want to show up and those are the most important days to show up: You will be smashed and not want to come back. Just come back. Trust me.

    7. Try to learn one thing each week as a white belt. Literally one thing per week: If you don’t start that way you will quickly become overwhelmed (unless you have prior training in ground-based fighting).

    8. Find a higher belt (purple or higher) that will “adopt” you: You are much more likely to stick with BJJ (and learn faster) if you have someone to help you with the mental, physical, and technical aspects. The mental toll can be huge and it helps to have someone to talk to.

    9. Ignore the belt system as a sign of progress: The belt system is inherently flawed. Belt promotions are complex decisions that involve skill level, mat time, competition performance, dedication to the art, teaching ability, and dozens of other variables. All you should worry about is getting on the mat as much as possible.

    10. Take a shower immediately after training in order to prevent staph/skin infections: When you are sick, you cannot train, which means you cannot learn. Wash yourself and your gi after each training session.


    You’ve picked a wonderful art. I hope it brings you as much joy as it has brought me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCS View Post
    My first BJJ class was in January 2005... I win.
    Pfft, started out in 2001. Still a brown belt 16 years later.

    Do I win the BJJ underachiever award?
    Shut the hell up and train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    Pfft, started out in 2001. Still a brown belt 16 years later.

    Do I win the BJJ underachiever award?
    We'll put you in the Underachiever Hall of Fame.....

    .....for a nominal fee.

    You will, of course, be required to attend our black tie event to receive your commemorative plaque.
    "I want to have goblins about me, for I am courageous. The courage which scares away ghosts, creates for itself goblins--it wants to laugh." -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    Quote Originally Posted by Raycetpfl View Post
    If you are getting scared and short of breathe remind/tell yourself ,"There's no where else in the whole world I choose to be tonight."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee909 View Post
    So new to grappling and only a few months stand up too. Really enjoying the three classes ive been too. Both gi and no gi. What im struggling with as much as anything is breathing,especially when i have some else weight across my chest.
    Im trying to keep calm,not be overly active all the time. Part of the issue is me panicking when i cant catch a breath. Its a long story but i nearly died of pancreatitus a couple of years back and spent 7 months in hospital. Including induced coma,kidney dialysis,learning to move again. And when im on my back and cant catch my breath it partly takes me back to then as i had that issue while on a breathing machine. I know ill get used to the weight and my mind will be ok and stop panicking overtime.

    But just looking for exercises/tips on breathing diring training. Im overweight but working on getting that down so that will help too.
    I'm going to answer this in my own fashion as a weak excuse to avoid culling my previous low content post in this thread. After all, this is a technique forum.

    Lee, as a beginner, it is common to find yourself holding your breath in uncomfortable positions. A tool that can help you get past this is to mentally bookmark every time you catch yourself holding said breath while rolling. You will begin to recognize this bad habit more quickly. Next you won't have think about it when you feel it. Instead you'll briefly roll your eyes and start breathing right away. After that, you'll catch yourself the moment you start to lose your breathing rhythm and avoid the situation altogether. Lastly, you no longer forget to breathe.

    It takes work though. Any skill worth having does.
    Shut the hell up and train.

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