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    Gezere's Avatar
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    Jul 2002
    Rhineland Pfalz, Der Vaderland

    Thinking of hanging my Boxing gloves up for awhile.

    I have a bit of a delima. I don't have the same drive to Box anymore. I have a match coming up on the 10th and I really don't feel like doing it. Why?

    1) The competition is really lacking. I only have 1 loss to my record and that was fishy. Alot of guys don't have the heart. Exp my last fight I hit the guy once and he ran from me the whole time. Added my fights usually are over in the first round unless they run. Basicly I don't feel a challenge. It getting monotonous. GO TRAIN, GET FIGHT, GET IN RING, BEAT GUY, DRINK BEER, REPEAT.

    2) I am getting more recognition in the BJJ/Judo/Sub grappling venues. I guess it because I've been kicking alot of ass lately and with the European Championships coming up I feel more of a drive to train and compete. What I once felt boxing I feel in this. I really think its because although I haven't totally dominated the scene yet.

    3) Time commitments. Now that I am a PLT SGT I can't goof off at work as much. I got meetings for both Company and BN. I got a big leadership role to fill and a hard act to follow. So my personal training time is really cut. With the Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, and my own personal training somethings going to have to give.

    The main reason I'm mulling this over is because I don't want to let down the team. I've carried the team for awhile and many pple have joined because of how well we've been doing. I feel like I will be letting them down.:( I know the coaches understand but I worry about my teammates.

    See even Dark Lords have issues!:(
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    Moleculo's Avatar
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    Dec 2002
    I went through the same emotions In my career as a professional musician.
    I started to lose interest gradually and found myself resenting my obligation to "the band".
    One day I got up the nerve to tell them how I felt.
    It felt like a giant weight was lifted off my shoulders.
    I have no regrets whatsoever.
    Your team will understand if you explain that "the thrill is gone".
    You would not want them to stay in a situation that they are bored with would you???

    You have snatched the pebble, young grasshopper.
    Now it is time for you to leave.

    Last edited by Moleculo; 1/03/2004 1:00pm at .

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    Jul 2003
    Not until you box me.

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    Nov 2002
    I'm starting boxing soon. So yeah, you'd better hang your gloves up, lest you be beaten on by a 135 pounder (me!!!).
    You want some birth control? You can smoke a cigarette.

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    May 2002
    JKD, BJJ
    If you take a short break, you might come back more committed ... or realise that you don't want to do it anymore. Everytime I take a break from training, I can't wait to get back, so I know it's still there for me.

    Either that, or find a better calibre of opponent.
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    Oct 2003
    Okinowan Shuri
    Explain to your teammates that you simply don't have time to continously train with your new position. If you truely feel this would be abandoning them then let them know you will be available to help them if they wish but not as often because right now other things need your attention more but they can seek you out, you are not "leaving" them. Like JKDC said, take a break from it and you will know if you really want it anymore or not.

    If you are worried that they might see your continuing to train in other areas as a slight, you can always add into your little talk that in order to be a better fighter you need to spend what free time you have left on your weaker areas rather than your stronger ones. That would put that issue to rest before anyone thought to bring it up.

    Last edited by Sharlintier; 1/03/2004 3:40pm at .

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    Such as thou art, sometime was I. supporting member
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    Sep 2002
    Brazilian Jiujitsu
    It's probably better for your training for you to back off when you're feeling like this.
    Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog

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    Dec 2002
    Toronto, Canada
    Karate/Muay Thai

    You *****.

    Stop snivelling and just kick ass. Why bother training for the fights? Just walk in with two beer cans, chug 'em, crush them against your head, kick the crap out of your enemies, give them the Stunner and then climb on the ropes to the cheers of the crowd!

    Geez...figure you'd have learned by now!

    "Na'h, they should go to old school rules.
    One guy gets sword and sheild, the other gets a net and a trident.
    Lions eat christians between rounds." - Strong Machine

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    Mar 2003
    angola, ny
    Liu Seong Gung Fu
    time to move on.

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    Feb 2003
    Weight Training

    Asia -

    Drop the boxing then, still maybe drop in once in a while.
    It feels you are enjoying the feelings you are getting grappling anyways.
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