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Old 02-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am worried about training, please help

Hey guys..

So I start training on march 1st and I am extremely worried, well I am a very shy person and I am scared about going there.

I am worried about a lot of things:

-In BJJ class how am I supposed to know the stuff that was previously learned by everyone else before I started attending classes?

-I am scared of not being good enough at first and being completely embarrassed (Muay Thai)

-I am just a generally shy person, I am scared of that awkward moment where you have to partner up for drills (Everyone knows that new guy awkwardness...)

So please help everyone, tell me about your first day. Were you nervous? Please be as specific as possible about how new comers fit in.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Man I wish I could give better help than this but..

First time I went to a martial arts place (karate) I was like 7 and I was with my mom. Got on pretty well there for 2ish years before the place closed down.

Next time I stepped into a gym (boxing) I was 12, with my mom again. But this time I was even more nervous. The owner was this big built guy with a beard and all the guys there were like 3-6 years older than me at least. Very nervous and my mom just left me there. Everyone was very nice and understanding that I was new. Just a couple weeks in I knew everyone by name and got to know some of the other guys closer to my age. Man 6 months in, that gym was home. I stopped boxing regularly almost 4 years ago but I could walk back in there today and be home.

I started college when I was 17, was into starting and trying new things. I started going to a kickboxing gym. This time I was more easy going on my way in, had the air of confidence in myself and in that I already had a good start on anything they had to teach me regarding my hands. But the first time in class, I accidentally trip my partner while we were doing cardio and then I poked him in the eye shortly after. It was pretty nerve racking.

Lot of text, but my point is that you're going to be nervous at first but it will pass. Keep an open mind and try to relax and have fun. We all feel this, but its how we deal with it thats important.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was scared too when i started bjj. I am the only under 16 years old there. Closest to me is like 20.

In my gym when a new guy comes people trains with them as much as with everyone else. I cant say much of MT but i think people will train with you as well.

And if you arent as good as everyone else? Dont worry, no one isnt as good as them when they starts. They have all been newbies so i dont think that they will laugh to you or refuse to train with you.And if they do they are A-holes.

Good luck to your training!
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had my first MMA session a few months back and was really nervous, but everyone was really helpful and willing to help me out with the basic techniques. I only ended up going to 1 session though, as I got injured playing cricket and could barely walk for a week or so, then got Swine Flu and have never gone back. Been looking into starting Muay Thai recently though, and will probably find a gym once I've got some money. Good luck mate!
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I was extremely nervous before doing boxing, mma, and bjj. The thing is, it isn't a competition and nobody is going to care if you are further behind. In a good gym, people will be extremely helpful and everyone there is there for the same reason as you, to learn.

When I started BJJ, I was way behind the others there, and I got tapped on a regular basis, but I learned so much. They will usually help you if you ask for help, and nobody is going to rag on you for not being as good as them.

Trust me, once you get in there, you will see how much fun it is and you will forget about being nervous and begin to look forward to training!
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey guys..

So I start training on march 1st and I am extremely worried, well I am a very shy person and I am scared about going there.

I am worried about a lot of things:

-In BJJ class how am I supposed to know the stuff that was previously learned by everyone else before I started attending classes?

-I am scared of not being good enough at first and being completely embarrassed (Muay Thai)

-I am just a generally shy person, I am scared of that awkward moment where you have to partner up for drills (Everyone knows that new guy awkwardness...)

So please help everyone, tell me about your first day. Were you nervous? Please be as specific as possible about how new comers fit in.

Everybody's there to learn. I have never ever, and neither have the people who rank much higher than me, looked down on anyone new because they weren't sure what they were doing or had a lot of questions.

I am usually one of a few women and we partner up with each other. If I can't partner up with a girl, I look for a guy who seems knowledgeable or seems to have been there awhile. Many people want to represent their gym well by welcoming new people, not to mention it's just manners.

Some instructors will help to facilitate the partnering up process; my judo sensei always puts me with a more experienced student, and this is a good rule of thumb overall.
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Old 02-22-2010, 12:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I wouldn't sweat it, if you're at a good gym some veterans will get you into it and you'll feel right at home pretty quickly.

The best thing I can say is just be outgoing, I've started at plenty of new gyms in my life, no one is going to partner up with the quiet new guy if he is standing alone staring at the wall. Be friendly and introduce yourself before class starts, somebody will be the good guy and partner up with you.
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Hey Intermission;
Don't sweat it like everyone says. We have all been there. The coolest ting about this sport is the poeple in it. You're not going to get thrown to the wolves and used as a punching bag!! Just about everyone I've met has enjoyed, and gone out of their way, to help newbies.

Don't worry about competing with anyone, including yourself. Here is what to expect. Since you are entering a new environment, expect to run out of steam until you learn to relax and build your cardio. Also expect to have sore muscles. Lastly, expect to be pushed physically and mentally. This is normal. Don't beat yourself up or feel bad if you can't keep up physically. Again, this is to be expected. The stresses on your body are designd to make you both physically and mentally stronger. Just do your best.

Have fun.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If it makes you feel any better, once I sign up at ATT this week, it will be my first time at a big gym. The boxing gym was very small and the MMA and BJJ was a good amount but not too much people. So I will be nervous as well.

Just get in there and have fun man! You will see that there will be people there of all levels. There will be people that are incredibly good, some that are decent, and some lower level people as well. If you get in there ang give it your best, you will do fine.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Cool I also very nervous in my training time.

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Hey guys..

So I start training on march 1st and I am extremely worried, well I am a very shy person and I am scared about going there.

I am worried about a lot of things:

-In BJJ class how am I supposed to know the stuff that was previously learned by everyone else before I started attending classes?

-I am scared of not being good enough at first and being completely embarrassed (Muay Thai)

-I am just a generally shy person, I am scared of that awkward moment where you have to partner up for drills (Everyone knows that new guy awkwardness...)

So please help everyone, tell me about your first day. Were you nervous? Please be as specific as possible about how new comers fit in.
Hello guy,
Myself rushal, I read this post and i remember my days that time i join the yga training and i nervous because yoga is very difficult to that man which have 110 kg weight and it can maintain very much. but now i am so happy because i complete my training and now i daily attend my classes.]
yoga teacher training.
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