Dec
06

I’m a Weirdo & I’m Worried…

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It all started when I was a kid.

Growing up in a dojo turned me into a martial arts nerd.

I blame it all on the fact that I’d get push-ups and sit-ups instead of timeouts but that’s another story.

When I got into high school, I really didn’t do as well as I could or should have.

My mind was hyper-focused on martial arts; I’d sit there in class and wonder when I would be getting my next belt or figuring out how many days there were until the my next tournament.

I grabbed everything I could get my hands on – VHS Tapes (Yes it was that long ago), books, magazines – you name it.

I would sit in my room and read those books, watch the instructional videos and dissect the magazines for hours on end without food or drink…

My brother and his friends use to say that I was allergic to the sun. I really hated that! But I still didn’t go out.

I remember a time when a really hot chick from high school came over to the house to see me.

She ended up going swimming with my family because I decided to stay home to train.

My mom told me afterwards that my brother, his friend and my Dad’s eyes were nearly popping out of their heads when she hit the pool in her tiny bikini.

What the heck was wrong with me!

I had no social life! I was training way too much and when I was wasn’t training, I was thinking about training.

It was a vicious cycle of MMA addiction!

Nowadays, there are clubs offering MMA everywhere and that has me worried!

Worried because, unfortunately, many instructors think a punch is just a punch and a kick is a kick and that ground work is not that complicated.

This is totally not true! Tons of people are wasting time and learning bad habits that will be nearly impossible for them to break. With so much to learn, new mixed martial artists cannot afford to get off track in their training.

That’s why it’s so important to do things the right way, from the very start.

I’ve been compiling a list of ideas that will help those people, the ones new to MMA training, get on the right track right from the very start.

I’ve also zeroed in on the one most important thing on that list that every mixed martial artist absolutely needs to know.

I’ll post more on that very soon! Be sure to check the blog again soon so you don’t miss it.

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Did you ever have a bad experience with a martial arts instructor that was obviously just trying to cash in on the popularity of MMA?

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  1. Jeff S says:

    Never Jeff…between you, Dragan and Mike Bernardo who I started with, you are all top tier instructors and amazing people!

  2. Lance says:

    I don’t think that Idea is weird. I think its already hard in BJJ to keep track of legitimate black belts when you move to a new area.

    Would you find it disrespectful if a person wanted to take BJJ and asked who you got your black belt from, and wanted to know about your tournament and fighting history? It just seems like your being an prick by asking someone.

  3. Anthony says:

    I cant say how awesome this post is. There is nothing weird about it.. maybe the part about the hot girl, but i am not judging. I think spending time on MA is a lot better than some of the things you could have done.

    keep it up.

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