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Everyone is seeing if you have the heart to tough out the first few months.  It will be grueling, but it's doable.  Also, you'll find yourself sore in a lot of ways that you never felt before.  A combat sport taxes you in a way that lifting never will.  It's a true full body exercise.

This part is so true.
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This part is so true.

And the bigger and stronger and, honestly, more tats, you bring into the gym, the more people sorta secretly hope that you fail, and to a large degree, it's usually true that a lot of guys who come in with a lot of self-worth wrapped up in their toughness and strength, often don't last.  My personal theory is that it's extremely difficult for these guys to check their ego at the door,  when they've spent so much of their lives being physically dominant. 

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The MMA guys at my gym actively seeks out the biggest guy at training, so they can spare with him.
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Anyone here in the UK that can proxy something for me? Pm me please
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The MMA guys at my gym actively seeks out the biggest guy at training, so they can spare with him.

It's dumb, it's a macho, thing, and pretty much everyone does it.  I know that I did.  It's also one of the reasons that big guys should, but don't, often work enough on their guard game, because a lot of their training partners are smaller, and c'mon, if you are that much bigger and stronger, you should be able to get the top position on a guy who is 30,40,50+ lbs lighter.

 

To bring us back to clothes - I always wore the looser shorts.  Could never get used to the hot pants that some fighters preferred.
 

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It's weird but I struggle to watch combat sports anymore. It's just a realization that the whole marketing behind it is almost gladiatorial when you realize 99% of the people drawn to watching it want to see someone get knocked out. And it's a desire that I'm very much not immune to.

I know that most of the people actually involved in the sports are top notch and it's a very non-violent, healthy community.

I'm also being quite hypocritical because I know that feeling of being in confrontation and that desire to prove oneself by hurting another. There's so much more skill to it but every time I watch boxing or MMA I can't help but feel as though I'm feeding that urge in myself in the back of my head.

Please don't take this as holier-than-thou, just a bit of self-awareness.
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I tune in to see elite athletes mastering their craft, just like any other sports. Seeing someone gets knocked out is corollary.
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Yohji pants make for perfect jammies. I've also been wearing a giant Yohji robe at home lately for the cold mornings. 

rft: today was like 75F. tomorrow even warmer. I have all this great winter stuff which I'm afraid will not see the light of day this year. geez wtf.

they say its going to rain tuesday but its going to hit southern california first. small storm coming upwards from mexico
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Where is the DLes thread about ugly shit I want to buy

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Really want these perforated in the lows

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those are all icky, regis





ps - if anyone sees that silver kapital bracelet w the erotic scene engraved in it hmu, i can't find it anywhere anymore frown.gif
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East coast preppies can suck it. I am backing Mr & Mrs Van Buren all the way. West Coast reprezent.

 

Regis those are all hideous. but perforated lows would be cool.

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Originally Posted by nahneun View Post

This part is so true.

Seconded. I did Jj for a little while before the instructor left and god damn was it taxing. I was def towards the smaller end of the dudes there too so they had experience and size. The instructor was a small wirey dude though.

I got my ass handed to me on all kinds of platters.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

It's weird but I struggle to watch combat sports anymore. It's just a realization that the whole marketing behind it is almost gladiatorial when you realize 99% of the people drawn to watching it want to see someone get knocked out. And it's a desire that I'm very much not immune to.

I know that most of the people actually involved in the sports are top notch and it's a very non-violent, healthy community.

I'm also being quite hypocritical because I know that feeling of being in confrontation and that desire to prove oneself by hurting another. There's so much more skill to it but every time I watch boxing or MMA I can't help but feel as though I'm feeding that urge in myself in the back of my head.

Please don't take this as holier-than-thou, just a bit of self-awareness.
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Originally Posted by diniro View Post

I tune in to see elite athletes mastering their craft, just like any other sports. Seeing someone gets knocked out is corollary.

 

It's a healthy community, but anyone who thinks that it is non-violent is lying to themselves.  I think that it is healthy precisely because it is violent, and because there is no hiding the violence under another guise.  The community is often very polite, that's for sure.  People are deliberately very friendly and non-confrontational, because these guys are fighters, and it doesn't generally take that much to light a spark.  So people, even good friends, are really careful to not level criticism at a peer too readily (because that is taken as a challenge, which means, let's fight), and to praise the other person's skill and especially, heart.  One of my best friends is a high level BJJ practitioner and MMA fighter, and the mildest guy I know, but I don't take our friendship or his easygoing demeanor as license to call him weak, or anything that might implicate that I think that he is a punk in any way.  You never question someone's heart unless you are specifically in the position to do so (coach, trainer, etc...)

 

Wanting to see elite athletes, and wanting to see blood, are not incompatible.

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well... you're definitely presenting one hell of a good argument

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