BJJ - What they don't tell you

Discussion in 'Grappling / Brazilian Ju Jitsu / Wrestling' started by TMA17, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. gpseymour

    gpseymour Sr. Grandmaster

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    I was also one of those people. I will point out that we (until we get some time working really close) are naturally easier to pressure backwards, because we instinctively tend to want that space back. It'd be worth getting into some close and tight grappling even for just a few months to reduce that natural tendency.
     
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    I don't do BJJ, but I have to agree there are some uncomfortable positions to get used to in training. Yeah, I don't like to be pinned down, not sure if being a woman is more awkward than for a man, but I don't like it. But I will continue to do it so that I can learn how not to be in that position long.
    The mat rash thing was a surprise to me. First floor grappling class I went to, I think it was my 2nd class ever, I went home bloody, having torn up the top of my feet and my elbows. That was rough, wearing shoes to work the next week sucked. The sensei then told us in a halfway joking manner, if you don't get bruises or scrapes, you aren't doing it right..lol.

    These sports are definitely addicting. :)
     
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    Like I said, it’s a gradual process. You slowly build your strength, confidence and techniques through constant practice.
    Before you know it, it becomes a part of you that is almost instinctive.
     
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    getting dizzy after back rolls. that NEVER goes away.
     
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    yea, i train both. love jits, like thai. love the clinch.
     
  6. pdg

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    So, the sweaty thing...

    It's not that I particularly like it, but I can cope - if it's fresh. I sweat, other guys I train with sweat, the women sweat, it's just part of physical activity. Suck it up (not literally, that's nasty ;)) and get on.

    But, how do you deal with someone who has no comprehension of the term 'personal hygiene'?

    The other night I got paired with someone during padwork (so not grappling, but follow along) and honestly, it felt like I was holding my breath for an hour and I was at like 2 arm lengths... Couple that with toenails that almost reach the ground where they've grown around the toe tips. I think that's descriptive enough.

    He kept bringing up stuff about doing wrestling - really? Surely any coach would at least have a quiet word?

    So, what would you grappling people do? Mention it or shun?
     
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  7. TMA17

    TMA17 Black Belt

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    I've decided for myself that the local Israeli Krav Maga school or Phillly Self Defense school will be the best fit. I don't want to be a dedicated BJJ practitioner. Krav combines wrestling/combat/Japanese Jiu Jitsu and the Philly Self Defense school offers BJJ and Catch-Can wrestling, which I'm really interested in. I emailed PSD today to see about their catch wrestling program. Only issue with that place is it's a good 30 minutes away.

    Instructors

    Philadelphia JKD Grappling and Catch Wresting
     
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    It's not awkward unless you look each other in the eyes.

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  9. Deafdude#5

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    If you think BJJ or grappling looks like sex....might I suggest therapy? Or just get your mind out of the gutter.
     

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