Introduce Yourself

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by Ghost Frog, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. righty

    righty Valued Member

    My name is righty. I am right handed.

    I started BJJ yet again. Please don't ask me the difference between a kimura and an americana.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016
  2. Elbow

    Elbow Valued Member

    I always remember it by imagining an American waving a flag.
  3. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Welcome back righty! :) I will be restarting BJJ yet again too, in the new year.
  4. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin Supporter

    Nice to see you back at MAP :)
  5. thewillo

    thewillo New Member

    new to martial arts and bjj

    My name is Will O. I'm from Toronto Canada. I started BJJ and muay thai 8 months ago, but because of a bad coach got seriously injured very quickly and spent 4 months disabled. Now I'm back - switched to a MMA style kickboxing from muay thai, and I've been going 4 solid months 5 days a week 3.5 hours of classes a day and another 2-3 hours of conditioning 3 days a week. 2 kickboxing classes and one BJJ class every day, except when we do judo throws occasionally, in which case I learn judo instead.

    I really love BJJ, I wish I found it sooner. This is the best thing i ever did, and I didn't find it till I was 31. Just hoping I'm not too old by the time I'm good to compete.
  6. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    Welcome to MAP! :D 31's a fine age for competing (particularly in BJJ), if you've got the conditioning and disposition for it. Won't know till you try. :evil: Cheers!
  7. thewillo

    thewillo New Member

    Hey thanks for the welcome. Yeah I'm a personal trainer with a decent college education. I know my way around the weight room and how to condition myself... in theory. I have no practical experience training fighters. If anyone knows proven conditioning techniques for BJJ and MMA, I would be very interested in a private message with some links or details to things that are shown to work.
  8. Jason Brinn

    Jason Brinn New Member

    Hello everyone,

    I have been training martial arts my whole life and BJJ for a little while now. My name is Jason Brinn. I am excited to learn from everyone here in the community!
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  9. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    Welcome to MAP! :D
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  10. Jason Brinn

    Jason Brinn New Member

    Thank you!
  11. kingzeurope

    kingzeurope New Member

    huge fan of MMA, currently own an online shop [link removed]

    Looking forward to meeting the peeps here!

    Mod note: Welcome to MAP! We have a general "no free advertising" rule, though. You'll see it in the "Terms and Rules" linked at the bottom of most pages. For advertising rates, you are encouraged to contact either of the Administrators.

    Again, welcome to MAP. You'll find some great discussions here!
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  12. aikiMac

    aikiMac "BJJ Over 40" club member Moderator Supporter

    Ya, so, since I restarted BJJ a couple days ago, after a 21 year absence doing other martial arts, I thought a thread-bump is warranted.

    For the last 2 years and 9 months I’ve been at a boxing gym. I started at level zero, and worked up to where I can competently spar at full speed, hitting with as much as 75% power. (Once, and only once, I sparred at 100% power.) Mouthpiece, helmet -- let’s go. Early this month I went 9 rounds of boxing against a guy, about 50% power, just to prove that we could last that long. Last week we went 4 rounds at 75% power. That was a lot more fun than the long fight.

    But for the last several months I’d already been thinking, I’m really not going to get much better unless I get into amateur competition. And at age 47, I don’t think that’s smart. That intense sparring last week really brought it home. Now and then a strong stray shot will land, and he’s not hitting with full power. A full power shot like that? That doesn’t really sound smart. This is my hobby, not my job. My real job is a desk job where I need my brain. No one is giving me money to hit me. I’m the one paying money for this, and getting hit in the head is not healthy.

    Sooooo ....

    So I’ve seen a lot of “BJJ Over 40” (and even “BJJ Over 50”) on YouTube and FaceBook and in written BJJ articles. I’ve never seen that for boxing, ever. It intrigues me. Safe rolling for old guys like me? A way to go full speed, and even full power, against a resisting partner, doing things that would actually work in a real confrontation, and probably not get hurt? And no will be be trying to hit me in the face? Really? That’s fascinating.

    Absolutely fascinating.

    So I tried 2 classes at the Relson Gracie school sort of near me, and decided to go for it.
    Home - Relson Gracie Arizona

    BJJ over 40 -- let’s see how this goes. :)
  13. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    As a 46 year old I can safely say BJJ allows you to go full on and stay relatively injury free
    My only advice is to choose your partner wisely and learn to go with the flow if someone is really insisting on a sweep or similar - that seems to be when the injuries happen & in my experience you can develop a game that catches people after their power’s expended (the younger guys have better cardio generally so let them do the work)
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2018
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  14. CamToolin

    CamToolin New Member

    Im from US :) nice to meet you all :)
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  15. Jason Brinn

    Jason Brinn New Member

    My name is Jason Brinn and I train BJJ under John Gorman. Currently I am a purple belt.
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  16. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    Welcome to MAP, y'all! :)
  17. Vince Millett

    Vince Millett Haec manus inimica tyrannis MAP 2017 Gold Award

    I wrote some blog posts based on a survey of BJJ people over age 50 and posted them here and here. You may find them of interest.
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