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Old 01-27-2010, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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bjj class question

Got afew questions. im thinking about taking BJJ classes at this place somewhat close. its Brunobjj.com from what ive seen i like it but anyone else trained there? im not planning to be a proffesional fighter just something id really like to take up but i plan to be very dedicated.
i learn alot better 1 on 1 but each private class is 80 for 45 minutes.
and this may sound dumb but i was kinda nervous about group classes as ive never had any training before
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah; definetly check it out. The guy who runs the place is a Renzo Gracie affiliate. That means he is 100% legit and you should go check it out! Be ready to tap lots and toss away your ego good luck man
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldnt do private classes to start off, they are generally for more experienced people who want to work on specific aspects of their game.

Go to group classes be humble work hard and if you feel the need after a while for private classes go for it, but there is so much to learn from group classes i wouldnt skip it.
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thanks for the help. yeah i think im just nervous because im not athletic. you could call me fat still. even though i dropped like 35 pounds. and i would be worried about like drills not being able to keep up. ive never been to a class and do you know if i need anything specific to wear or buy to go there.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No go to your first class in shorts and a tee shirt they probably sell gi's there or will tell you where to get one also you'll need a gum shield and a cup (optional but i wear one). Just talk to someone at the club.

Dont worry about the drills do what you can work hard and be prepared to see a shit load of weight fall of you if you train a couple of times a week.

Good luck BJJ is fuking excellent enjoy man.
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Yeah; definetly check it out. The guy who runs the place is a Renzo Gracie affiliate. That means he is 100% legit and you should go check it out! Be ready to tap lots and toss away your ego good luck man
Great points!! Also, don't be nervous about asking about for help from both the other students and coaches. We've all been where you are.

To your point about keeping up on drills. Just give it your best every day. Your body will adapt to the new stresses. Plan your schedule to include about 3 weeks of muscle and bone soreness once you start. That means extra sleep, ibuprofin, time to relax with multiple ice bags, etc... (just kidding a little) Seriously though, expect some muscle soreness and whatnot just like any other workout program.

Good luck and have fun.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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There's lots of great tips on here. I would suggest jumping into the group classes. Most often BJJ students are ultra nice and very helpful in making you feel comfortable. Here's a couple of things that may help you improve quicker

1) During sparring, if your sitting out for some rounds, be sure to watch the students roll, even better watch the Instructor and higher belts roll. You won't pick up alot of the techniques that way right now because you are now but you'll start to create a mental picture of what good BJJ technique looks like.

2) After class, take the time to write the techniques you learned that day using a lot of detail. The process of writing and thinking through each motion will help you retain the info better. You can also then spend some time, at home, during free time at work or any other time, reviewing those techniques in your mind while reading your notes.
3) Outside of class, try to explain and breakdown the movements you learn to a family member or close friend while at home. This again will help you retain the info. The next time you learn that specific technique you may realize that in your notes or breakdowns you were missing a detail or two. Adding them in at that point will be very easy.

Good luck man!
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