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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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what made you want to learn to grapple?

i wanted to learn because i heard alot of gay guys grapple.

no really i come from a judo family..

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by kishiro
i wanted to learn because i heard alot of gay guys grapple.
Damn... that explains why some people give up their backs so quickly. I'm not falling for that one again.

I wanted to learn to fight, joined a gym, and found myself skipping out on boxing and going to a ton of JJ classes. (I swear I'm going to start going to boxing and KB again.)

There's a deeper explanation, but I have work to do and don't have time to go into it.
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I've been doing striking for years, and I always felt like something was missing. There was this nagging feeling that if someone grabbed me, my strikes would be negated. Also, I sparred with some people who've done grappling arts, and when they got their hands on me, they almost always pwnt me.

I eventually started to just wrestle around with my friends. It turned out to be quite fun. Also, having seen some random vids of BJJ vs [insert style] I figured that it couldn't hurt to get some actual skill in the craft. So I tried out classes, found it that it was even more of a blast than grappling with random friends.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 06:19 PM
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Honestly I just wanted to know how to break fools arms and legs. A lot of people threaten that shit, few can actually do it.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-09-2007, 07:21 PM
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I come from a big martial arts family with people being high dan ranks in Karate, competitive Boxers etc.

I did some Karate when i was little but i had to quit because it was to much money.

Later i started to get into MMA so i started to get back into Martial Arts and i thought "Ive always wanted to do Judo" which i had for many years so i decided to go to the Judo websites and found a club near me and so i went...

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2007, 05:34 PM
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I've been grappling since before I could spell BJJ, before I even knew what it was. My friends remember doing wrestling matches on the playground and I would choke people out. It's not really a fighting system for me, it's a lifestyle, going to class is just a way to do it where it's legal.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-10-2007, 06:42 PM
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for me a lot of reasons i always liked wrestling i want to do mma want to break peoples bones and i started doing capoeira and at the same place they had bjj so i started it

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 06:52 AM
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Well basically I had about 4 years of striking experience under my belt and wanted to complete my range of skills so I began training BJJ
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-18-2007, 09:07 AM
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Yeah I have to say Irons story is similar to mine my friends and I always used to wrestle eachother (with submissions) and after I submitted a wrestler ranked 3rd in state I figured I'd give BJJ a shot. I'm cutting weight/building cardio right now to enroll in a Gracie Jiujitsu school next spring
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