- Sep 21, 2017
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
Had my first BJJ lesson tonight, and only had to vomit twice!
It only took me three years, but I finally decided to get into Judo. I had planned to join a local club in early 2020, however, when Covid hit, it put and end to that. I ended up joining early this year and I've been attending on average one class per week, where I've just recently progressed to yellow belt.I did BJJ for three years and was close to a blue belt as well. In my last year I had too much going on and found it difficult to commit which in the end resulted in training stopping. Prior to that, I had done Karate for one year and Muay Thai kickboxing for four years.
I'm looking into Judo now, as I've always wanted to learn it. Now that my kids are all Primary School aged, I'll be looking to get them into something. Jui-Jitsu or Judo would be my choices.
It’s a great mindfulness exercise. When you spend round after round with bigger, stronger people trying to choke you you’re 100% focussed on fighting back and at the end of it, it’s an hour you’ve spend without thinking about work, bills, relationships etc.Im positive there is something to be said for the therapuetic benefits of combat sport training (not to mention the discipline).
I’m in the same boat. I’ve always been a long distance runner and did bjj and muay Thai for a few years. Had to give up the martial arts side a few years back due to some medical issues.100% excerise is good for mental health.
Had a few medical issues lately which has stopped me from doing my regular 5-10k runs, and MH def isn't where it should be.
Sparring is the best, defs do it, if you can get your cardio to work during a sparring session you can pretty well do anything in life.Joined a new gym a few months ago, they want me to come down for sparring, oh * ha ha
Sparring is the best, defs do it, if you can get your cardio to work during a sparring session you can pretty well do anything in life.
Don’t be afraid to ask your sparring partner to go half pace/impact, waaaaaaaay better off saying it up front.
It might be more mindset, i started my proper sparring stuff at gyms (not just footy club boxing) at like 22 and there is alot of ego about it, i never said anything about blokes going hard cause i didnt want to look soft. As a 35 year old now id be much happier to say "actually nah, lets go open hand thanks"Yeah bloody oath, I'll make sure I tell em I haven't done it much.
Bit upset at the trainer saying "yeah there are plenty of other old blokes happy to have a crack", I'm middle aged ffs ha ha
It might be more mindset, i started my proper sparring stuff at gyms (not just footy club boxing) at like 22 and there is alot of ego about it, i never said anything about blokes going hard cause i didnt want to look soft. As a 35 year old now id be much happier to say "actually nah, lets go open hand thanks"
That was on my mind to be honest, but * it I'm 41 with a kid and a career, I"m not about to start getting into gym wars. They're pretty rough and ready at this gym so not sure what they'll say but all good, they seem like good people and I'm sure they'll know what I am.