MMA Instructor is hinting at giving me a purple sometime in the next few months.

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  1. Placebo

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    There's no way that I'm ready. Is there any way of politely saying no or should I just accept it? I train all the time and also have been instructing, but I've only been doing this for a little while. I still have to think way too much, and I have so many holes in my game.

    Same boat as you were like a year ago chech :hs: Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. Skeletor

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    good luck and congrats.


    btw, is my memory off or are you also into judo?
     
  3. L7

    L7 Mr Negativity

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    He obviously has more confidence in you than you have in yourself. Just because you don't think you're ready doesn't mean you aren't ready. Just keep training hard, if your game had no flaws you'd be a black.
     
  4. AK-47

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    how long have you been at it? maybe he has faith in you and it should motivate you to work harder
     
  5. brolli

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    "belts are only good for holding your pants up."

    :hsugh:

    haha good job man, purple definitely is a big step up, if your instructor thinks your ready soon then you must have definitely brought your game up a notch or two.

    I wonder... if there is a black belt on OT? As far as I know, "bit" is the highest as a brown.
     
  6. Placebo

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    That's the thing. I've only been at it since mid-september of '05 and I just took 2 months off because of a groing pull followed by shoulder dislocation.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Good luck on getting it soon. You just have to trust that your instructor knows when you are ready, even if you don't feel that way. Just motivates you to really step up your game.
     
  8. CrazyFoool

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    you started in 05 but you're going to get a purple belt? is that normal?
     
  9. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    I didn't think I deserved mine either but the worst thing you can do is deny it.

    Just train harder!

    Your professor knows best.

    I got my purple in 16 months. I also startd off training 17 classes a week and then spend 8 month only training with black belts so that mighth ave som,ethign to do with it.
     
  10. Optamix

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    I wanna train with ATT :(

     
  11. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    You can just move on down.
     
  12. CrazyFoool

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    what?? you went to 17 classes a week? more than twice a day?/
     
  13. Placebo

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    :noes: Shit just went down and I might be moving to SW florida. Maybe I'll train at ATT.
     
  14. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    I trained evening no gi and evening gi and saturday morning in the beginning.

    after little while I started training mornings too.

    so yeah 5 mornings and 5 nights 2 classes back to back and saturdays normally once sometimes twice so 16-17
     
  15. Skeletor

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    youch... sounds like you're having a hard couple of months haha
     
  16. CrazyFoool

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    not meant to be disrespectful but do you work or goto school?

    and are you hoping to be like batman from batman begins...:mamoru:
     
  17. CrazyFoool

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    how does he pay for it?
     
  18. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    When I first started training I was a fulltime college student and worked 5 days a week (mon-thurs & sat) ontop of training.
     
  19. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    professional fighters do not pay to train. a cut of their purse is given to the gym.

    I am lucky enough to have a very inexpensive living arangement and i try to keep my bills minimal. I live alright but in no way flashy. I have a little extra spending cash here and there if I keep my money well organized for the most part.
     
  20. CrazyFoool

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    oh ok. Im new to this forum. I didn't know you were a professional fighter.
     

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