BJJ, MMA, and UFC

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    Aug 09, 2013 4:50 PM GMT
    I have been doing BJJ for a few years now and I love it But I have never might another gay guy that is in to it or MMA/ UFC.

    So just wanting to know how many guys on here, have tried BJJ/ MMA

    or you like to try it
    or would never try it

    BJJ stands for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts
    UFC stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship
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    Aug 09, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    I do MMA and I know loads of gay guys who do it...in fact I met my last boyfriend doing MMA icon_biggrin.gif
  • Rush_

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    Aug 09, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    *raises hand*
    No BJJ yet but planning on it. I'm a striker (sprawl and brawl) at the moment. Wanna cage fight after I get some ground game going
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    Aug 09, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
    Been doing MMA ever since I was 13 icon_biggrin.gif, i love sparring people
  • Whipmagic

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    Aug 09, 2013 10:03 PM GMT
    BJJ here. Love it. Not too keen on striking, though.
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    Aug 09, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    love MMA, learned some BJJ techniques while doing it but I want to go deeper into the art one day.
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    Aug 09, 2013 10:36 PM GMT
    Actually thinking of taking BJJ this September. I've done Karate before growing up and my bro and I spar when we were younger. We haven't in a couple of years but he mentioned BJJ would be a good style for me to add to my skills.

    I think I'm going to sign up now.
  • MisterT

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    Aug 09, 2013 11:05 PM GMT
    This topic has been breached here before, and I recall quite a few members here are into MMA, BJJ, and many other disciplines.

    I started with TKD many years ago, reached 3rd degree black, also took grappling, Hapkido, pressure point tactics, and Eskrima. I also instructed before I left the school. Since then I've integrated other arts and feel I'm fairly well rounded. I'm interested in picking up BJJ and Kung Fu variations, though that will be a while.

    I prefer striking over going to ground, but I do ok on ground.

  • groundcombat

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    Aug 10, 2013 1:03 AM GMT
    I've done boxing, wrestling (folk, freestyle, and submission), BJJ, and MMA.

    Nowadays I pretty much only wrestle and do BJJ. I'm getting too old for the headaches that come with striking. By the time you're 30 and active, it's a treat to not have some part of you hurting or recovering.
  • MisterT

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    Aug 10, 2013 1:10 AM GMT
    groundcombat saidI've done boxing, wrestling (folk, freestyle, and submission), BJJ, and MMA.

    Nowadays I pretty much only wrestle and do BJJ. I'm getting too old for the headaches that come with striking. By the time you're 30 and active, it's a treat to not have some part of you hurting or recovering.



    Almost 38 here, I've always been active, I still prefer striking. Always have something sore/hurt or recovering, reminds me i'm making progress and still functioning, lol.
  • groundcombat

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    Aug 10, 2013 1:32 AM GMT
    MisterT said
    groundcombat saidI've done boxing, wrestling (folk, freestyle, and submission), BJJ, and MMA.

    Nowadays I pretty much only wrestle and do BJJ. I'm getting too old for the headaches that come with striking. By the time you're 30 and active, it's a treat to not have some part of you hurting or recovering.



    Almost 38 here, I've always been active, I still prefer striking. Always have something sore/hurt or recovering, reminds me i'm making progress and still functioning, lol.


    Right on man. It's kind of a personal preference. I'm a hypochondriac anyway so anytime I feel broken I tend to overreact. I just like the feeling of being 100% too much to be banging around like that still when it takes so long to recover.
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    Aug 10, 2013 4:20 AM GMT
    that is cool, I was thinking not that many gay guys did it...

    Anyone a purple belt are highter in BJJ?

    I am a Blue belt
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    Aug 10, 2013 12:17 PM GMT
    BJJ, MMA, UFC = TRASH
    Nothin' wrong with good ol' wrestling and martial arts. That other shit's for guys with anger management issues. But I 'spose it's good they have that outlet. Better to be all about trying to break/dislocate/damage some part of another man who's making the same attempt in a controlled setting, than going out and randomly mugging someone or attacking a person in your life. In fact I'd just as soon see fellas hauled in for domestic violence trained in one of these trash sports. For some it would only worsen their aggression but in others it might well harness it constructively.
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    Aug 10, 2013 12:24 PM GMT
    okonomiyaki saidBJJ, MMA, UFC = TRASH
    Nothin' wrong with good ol' wrestling and martial arts. That other shit's for guys with anger management issues. But I 'spose it's good they have that outlet. Better to be all about trying to break/dislocate/damage some part of another man who's making the same attempt in a controlled setting, than going out and randomly mugging someone or attacking a person in your life. In fact I'd just as soon see fellas hauled in for domestic violence trained in one of these trash sports. For some it would only worsen their aggression but in others it might well harness it constructively.


    You have no idea what you are talking about. Especially because BJJ is very similar to other traditional martial arts.

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    Aug 10, 2013 5:40 PM GMT
    I do wrestling for fun and on one of the 'personals" wrestling sites. Im a huge fan of UFC. I went to school with one of the more popular fighters but we never grappled icon_wink.gif



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  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Dec 11, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    I've been very lucky to have been doing martial arts on and off my whole life, After I got to about 6 months of Wing Chun, it felt like I could throw everything else out the window.

    great stuff.