Guys you see in BJJ Class
Original Poster: opariser1001
Forum: Grappling & Jiu-Jitsu
Posted On: 28-07-2006, 17:59
Orginal Post: opariser1001: Typical BJJ Excuses:
Pre excuse guy- This guy has to tell you of every ailment, injury, pain,
he has in his body, to not allow you to attack those areas. “Oh dude, my
(insert body part) been hurting, so no (insert submission) today”
Sometimes this guy goes into pre excuse emotional problems he has, and how
it will affect his training. If he?s been really shitty on the mat lately,
it?s because he broke up with his girl, and he’ll let you know about it,
so you understand why he stinks.
The laugher- This guy rolls with you and is constantly laughing at
everything to make the roll so friendly that you won?t push any
competition against him, or hurt him in anyway. You’re rolling and get by
the wall, “Hahahaha…. dude we’re way too close to the wall, I didn?t
want us to go through the wall….hahahaha…could u imagine, kaplosh!!
Then we went through the wall and everyone would look and be like OH SHIT
THEY WENT THROUGH THE WALL..Hahahaha”
Your best friend (Talker)- This guy is very similar in his thinking, to
the laugher. As soon as you start rolling, this guy wants to know what you
did over the weekend, what you’ve been up to, how you’re great with the
ladies, and your good at bjj… Again this guy thinks being overly
friendly prevents competition.
Drama guy- This guy is somewhat tough, but as you push the rolling,
sometimes your feet hit his head (incidental), or you go for a cross face,
and everything you do is a HUGE injury to him. He constantly stops
training to let you know that your finger almost touched his eye, and how
he needs a 5 minute timeout, because it left him completely in a
daze…he?s confused at where he?s at now. This guy I hate the most,
because he literally kills training with all the drama he puts into every
tiny incidental contact.
Practice hero- This guy stinks, so you roll easy with him, and he?s
convinced he can “come up” in the rankings by tapping you, so he’ll go
wild out and try hit some crazy heel hook in an effort to get noticed in
the class, and loved by the teacher. He trains balls out with zero
technique….he wants to be noticed by the entire class
The UG Guy- This dude never trains but comes in every couple of weeks to
let you know all the updated info he has on the MMA game, and how he knows
so much more than you do, about what?s going on with rival teams in
Dominic’s Apprentice – goes to class 4-5 days a week, works his ass off.
But no matter how hard he tries he just doesn’t get any better. He?ll get
caught in the exact same armbar 10 times a roll. He still can’t defend the
triangle choke. And he gets mounted by everyone.
“Gotta Go” Guy- This guy always “has to go somewhere” at the exact moment
when class shifts from technique/drills to rolling. “Yeah, I got a
conference call in two hours…”
Reformed Gangster (troublemaker)- This guy usually turns out in the long
run to be the coolest, or the biggest douche bag in the short run. This
guy covers all forms of troublemakers or gangsters. He?s a cholo who
thinks he?s a badass cuz his vario is tough. He?s a black guy who thinks
he?s a badass because he?s black. He?s a white guy who thinks he can kick
ass because he gets faded on the weekends and starts fights with guys at a
trashy bar. Each one of these guys comes in with a huge chip on their
shoulder, and they get HUMBLED so quickly. After tapping them 6 ways to
Sunday every rolling session, as the months go by (if they continue to
train), they completely lose their hard gangster persona…. its funny to
see the transition of some cholos to just a tough ass calm dude down the
The “instructor” -rolls around like any other guy and can have any
skill-level but when you finally get his back and struggle to choke the
shit outa him he goes wait, you’ve got wrong mechanics… wait you gotta
do like this.. More like that etc. He lets you understand that he didn’t
get caught and he’s not about to get the shit choked out of him, in fact
he’s just in the process of showing you how to choke.
The All Hat No Cattle Guy- Has every PRIDE and UFC on tape, has every BJJ
book ever published, every BJJ instructional video/DVD ever produced, has
a wide range of gis to choose from, has at least 10,000 posts on the UG,
can recite the contents of bjj.org from memory, and sucks at BJJ; will be
awarded a blue belt in about ten years out of pity.
THE GOOD SHIT GUY- He?s similar to the instructor, in that he can?t accept
tapping….so if you are transitioning to a triangle choke, and he?s kind
of sunk, but before you fully finish the hold, he’ll tap and give it to
you. This guy always taps on the transition to a move, not the move
itself, and says “Good shit” like he let u catch him….and considering he
didn?t tap when you completely had the choke sunk in, you didn?t really
The ‘Let’s Go Light Guy’ who then proceeds to decapitate you and tear you
limb from limp with neck cranks and head squeezes
The Gasser – Goes all out for 30 secs and blows his wad. Then taps when u
get a dominant position
The ‘this is my first lesson’ guy which translates to ‘this is my first
lesson here’ but I was an NCAA div 1 wrestling champ and trained in Brazil
for a few years
The SPY: This guy comes in one day, is very friendly, seems to know a lot
about BJJ scene and says he’s from out of town. He rolls and blends in
with the students, seems like a very promising prospect for the club.
Result: You never see him again after the first class and months later
when browsing a competition’s website you see the motherfucker in their
seminar photos being one of their “regulars”.
THE FARTING MACHINE GUY – Guy that always farts every single time he
rolls. Knee on stomach…. FART! Mount…. FART! Try to push out of his
guard…. FART! Even in north/south…. FART! In your face! FART! FART!
FART! Nothing like an ass-in-your-face stink sub.
The Shadow boxer: The guy who has some striking martial art experience
(usually a TMAer who can’t accept the fact that his black belt is being
rendered useless by these 150-lb. guys who tap him relentlessly) and
decides to feint it in BJJ class. While rolling, will throw fake shots, to
simulate a Vale Tudo match. Convinced that a punch will change the pace of
the match from anywhere, in the clinch, from his guard, while mounted by
someone much better. Usually, this specimen’s actions can be halted with a
quick leg grab/take down while he is throwing a knee from the clinch.
His one goal is to not tap under any circumstances, considering that
lasting is almost like winning. This guy mounts no offence at all and
concentrates exclusively on tucking in all his extremities and
‘nullifying’ your game. After a round of wasting your time and his, will
give you the “you couldn’t tap me, so we’re about even in skill” look and
gasp his way to the sidelines to sit the next roll out.
Or the “one move wonder” guy
This is the guy who manages to get really good at one position/submission
and only goes for that one particular move. While somewhat impressive in
the beginning, this is the eternal blue belt that dominates the beginners
but never develops the rest of his game. Normally seen with a bronze or
silver medal at the local tourneys.
The Pressure Pointer:
Usually a black belt in some other form of martial art who once you mount
him or working on chocking him, he’ll try to do some kind of pressure
point prior to tapping.
THE “CHALLENGE THE WEAKEST ANTELOPE IN THE PACK” GUY-This is the guy that
stands around or stretches when everyone first starts rolling. Then when a
new white belt takes a break from rolling, he hops on the mat and says
“hey lets roll a bit?. He then proceeds to own the fatigued white belt
with an assortment of wild crazy subs.
The natural – some guy, usually young, comes into the gym and at first
gets beat all over the mat, but slowly and surely every week, he gets
better. After one week, you can no longer have your way with him. After
two, you can only catch him with your best moves. After three, you are
struggling to tap him. One month passes and you are tapping each other.
Another month and the roles reverse. This is the natural. He will soon tap
people you’ve never even gotten close to.
The FALSE TECHNICIAN
Every class this guy?s going up to somebody wanting to show them a ?new
move? that he?s ?invented.? If he considers you ?technical? enough he will
let you drill his patented omoplata to triangle to armlock to kneebar to
toehold combo with him. The major problem with this guy is that he can?t
pull any of these moves off on anybody save for the newest guy. The false
technician gets owned by almost everybody else and burns with hate for
those who school him on the mat with a simpler but more solid game.
The HUMAN VICE
The beginner who plays football or lifts, who’s sole form of defense and
offense is to latch onto your head and squeeze with all their strength.
Then you simply sit in the dominant position, usually side control, until
they become exhausted let go and then tap 3 seconds later when you go to
knee ride or mount
The Lurker Guy: This is the guy who will sit on the wall and watch you
train for an hour w/ every upper belt in the class saving his energy. Then
you lie on the mat exhausted, will come up to say “wanna train?” but will
never train w/ you when you are fresh.
How about the SWEAT DRIPPER GUY- some guy, usually late 30’s, early 40’s,
that sweats buckets that DRIP on your face when he’s in your guard. You
pretty much have to tap as his sweat pours into your eyes, mouth, etc.
Rigormortis guy: His plan is to not let you do anything you want to, by
grabbing your sleeve, pants or whatever and holding them at arms length.
He doesn’t really care if he gets swept or not – as long as his arms
remain frozen stiff…he’s won!
A close relative to Rigormotis guy is Parkinson’s disease guy: He displays
the same brilliant strategy as rigarmortis guy, but makes it extra special
by shaking violently due to muscular fatigue I imagine.
Commando Guy: Thinks that all forms of underwear obviously restrict his
game and hence chooses to go without. Nothing like a testicle rubbing on
your inner thigh to freak you out and let him pass with ease. (Does help
sharpen your north/south position escapes though.)
Kaji-Kempo or Japanese Jiu-jitsu guy- Lets you work on your inferior BJJ
techniques and wants to only work on his BJJ techniques as well, but has
no problem telling you that if you were “really rolling” he would have
done a wristlock to escape but he knows his techniques are superior so he
doesn?t need to work on them.
“You have no time to tap” Guy-The guy that thinks that hurting your
teammates is a necessity in wrestling and will put his hips into every
armbar, triangle, choke, heel hook etc. Gives you no time to tap
whatsoever and pops your elbow until you decide you don?t want to wrestle
with the freak anymore. The guy may even be apologetic afterwards but if
you feel bad why the f@ck didn?t you give me a second to tap???
Sambo guy- I get this one all the time. People think that because I
studied under Val Ignatov I have awesome leglocks…Actually most of our
game was working the top position, getting position, and some cool
armbars. We have some good leglocks but don’t completely dismiss your
guard game because of it.
“The wrestler”-NEVER does the takedowns the BJJ instructor shows because
they are inferior, and even when you are drilling that move shows you the
“real” way to do it. Always stands up in your guard and you always have
long grueling matches with him but he never taps you out. However, your
neck is always sore for the next two days because he has such good head
What about “THE PROFESSOR”? — He’s the 34 year-old, chubby guy in the
corner with the knee-braces who never rolls anymore b/c he’s recovering
from a neck injury (for the past year or so). That doesn’t prevent him
from sharing his “encyclopedic” knowledge of grappling with anyone with
the misfortune to sit within 15 feet of him. He’s “best-friends” with the
instructor. He’s been to every UFC, every local seminar in the past 10
years, and has memorized every instructional video and book available, and
will tell you about every possible variation, especially moves that
wouldn’t work on a person in a coma.
Oh, and the Professor will be getting his purple belt “any day now” —
“just as soon as my neck’s better.”
It is the guy who sits down to roll and groans like his body is 100 years
old. He touches every joint and makes facial expressions like he is
overcoming all odds to roll……then bam, he attacks with a fury on
unsuspecting guys who feel sorry for him. Then after the roll, he staggers
off the mat wincing in pain or discomfort, and then repeats the steps
above on other victims.
THE PUNNY HUMAN GUY
He doesn’t want to use (or you to use) any strength at all (as if Bjorn
were supposed to develop telekinetic powers).
Whenever you tap him, he’ll look disgruntled because, of course, you only
got him by using strength.
The Attention Deficit Disorder GUY
You think he should be force-fed an overdose of Ritalin before every
He’s rolling with you, but at the same time he’s listening to every single
conversation happening on the mat, and paying some attention to every
He’ll give advice to the guys rolling near you AS he tries to pass your
guard, he will laugh at a joke someone made on the other side of the mat
space when you have him in side control, and he will also interfere with
someone else’s conversation when he is in your guard.
One sure way to tap him is pointing to the entrance and say something like
“what’s Royce doing in here ?” and then take his back as he begins to look
Oh yeah…he’s the guy who is always babbling when your instructor is
showing a technique too…
The Stinky Guy- We all know one. Take an f?ing shower once in a while.
The Nail Guy- Looks like you just rolled with Freddy Kruger afterwards.
The Nasty Sweaty Zitty Back Guy- Come on man, keep your shirt on
1. THE PRAPERATION GUY- this guy takes 30 minutes to get ready back stage
while the class is doing pushups. He tapes every finger and toe with damn
medical tape for some reason
2. THE “IM WORKING STANDUP TODAY” GUY
3. THE HOLDER. Thinks getting you in north. South for 30 minutes= success.
4. The PRE-TAPPER- This guy has such a quick mind that he?s able to tap
3-4 moves ahead of an actual submission!
I love the ‘positive reinforcement’ guy: Taps you 10 times in 6 minutes
and then goes “man, you’re getting a lot better.”
THE CLASS SIZE REGULATOR- every now and then, when the class gets too big
and the instructor starts making money, the monster comes around and
injures about 20 dudes- resulting in a much more comfortable training
environment for all
“Talker, Texas Ranger” These are the guys who are so afraid of subs that
they can’t rely on tapping but have to verbally submit. But instead of
yelling “TAP!” or “STOP!” They say non-decisive things like “yeah, ok” or
“you got it” When someone gets a knee blown out or someone gives up a hold
thinking you verbally quit because you can’t just tap the guy’s body,
The spaz”: Closely related to “Let?s go light” except he doesn?t try to
fool you into thinking he?s going light before he goes spastic. This guy
usually is medium sized and just goes crazy in every position available.
If you?re on your knees trying to work for position he?ll often either bum
rush you or try the traditional shove, the spas will push as hard as he
can from every position and often with much force so it?s almost a punch,
the spaz is also prone to slamming out of submissions.
This guy shows up to every class exactly when the grueling warm-up is over
and is always fresher than everybody else come rolling time.
The Dumb as a Rock Guy:
This is the one that you try to teach him a technique and he just won?t
get it. After 3 month of drilling upa, he’ll say: “ok, what arm do I grab
The Faux Gay Guy –
He finds it humorous to act gay and scare people on the mat with it. He is
known to tie his t-shirt under his gi, or challenge other people while
lisping on the mat. Sometimes he will make sexual gestures while rolling
while rolling while the victim has no clue why the rest of the class is
laughing. He often requests the instructor to put on 80’s new wave when he
turns on the radio.
WON?T LET YOU PRACTICE SHIT GUY- This guy is the HANDS DOWN WORST guy to
practice with. Whenever learning a new technique, or sweep…anything,
this guy wont let you do the move (during practice not rolling). This guy
comes in different forms.
1. He won?t let you do the move, because he resists it so much, so you’re
never able to learn the move properly…and you look like an ass because
everyone else in the room is doing it, but you can?t because of your
“tough as balls” partner. His constant resistance makes you look like crap
in front of the instructor.
2. This guy won?t let you learn the move properly because he f@cking
collapses before you’ve completed the sweep. This guy is like a loose ass
piece of paper. You’re transitioning for the sweep, before you even kick
his leg to turn him, you find he?s already on his back, and he most likely
pulled you on top of him to full mount. Yes, this guy makes you look
great, but in the tournament you get your ass handed to you, cuz for some
reason, your opponent turns into Douche Bag #1 who resists!!
Can I Try Something On You? Guy- While rolling, this guy (who has never
tapped you, and will never tap you) says something along the lines of
“Hey, can I try something on you real quick? I just want to work out the
mechanics on something…” He puts you in his rear mount, sinks the hooks
in, and violently puts you in a choke AT THE EXACT MOMENT THE INSTRUCTOR
WALKS BY, you tap, and the instructor says to the guy “Very good! You’re
showing much improvement!” and looks at you with a mild look of disbelief
on his face.
The WhatChaWeigh guy
Whenever he taps to something, he asks what his opponent weighs. If it’s
even 200 grams more than him, he nods as if to suggest that he only lost
due to weight mismatch. He has probably asked you your weight at least
once a week for the past year. (Note that when this guy fights smaller
people, he forgets to ask)
The BackFromGym guy
Seems to only come to class on days he has worked out at the gym. Lets you
know that he is tired and weak from his work out. Makes sure you know
exactly how much he benched that day.
The I Suck guy
Any time he gets tapped by someone at the school he starts loudly talking
about how much he sucks. He keeps repeating this over and over until
someone notices and reassures him that he’s good. If anyone ever agrees
with him that he really does suck, he sulks and doesn’t come back to class
for about three weeks.
The Former Star guy
This guy used to be one of the best in the class, able to do anything to
anyone whenever he wanted. Stops training for a while, comes back and gets
all disappointed that other people have actually improved and gotten
better than him since he left. Usually decides to train hard for a week or
two to regain his position, but gets frustrated quickly when he doesn’t
immediately become godlike. Very often decides to write a book about
grappling or discuss game plans with others instead of actually practicing
The “Getting Serious Again” guy is my favorite. He has been training for
as long as you can remember. He comes to class after being out for a while
and always says the same thing..”Man, I (insert excuse like injury, wife
or g-friend, kids, work, car trouble, finances), but I’m back for good
now, you’ll see me here everyday!” and then he again disappears after like
2 weeks of training. 3 or 4 months down the road…repeat above sequence.
Or, the “Just wanted to let you know I’ll be back Tuesday” guy who you
never ever see but calls you or e-mails you every month to tell you he’ll
be there “Tuesday”.
The a$$hole — First day for any whitebelt, the a$$hole will try to
heelhook them, neck crank them, or otherwise grind the shit out of them
just to feel an ounce of power. Since the a$$hole won’t train with any
serious challenges, however, the whitebelt will eventually surpass him,
and the a$$hole will mysteriously disappear from class.
The Future Champ — He is pure Bigger wanna-be cariocha, knows the names
of every BJJ champ and the latest gossip from the UG. He talks about being
Mundial champion from whitebelt, yearns to move to Brazil to train, is
always looking to do another seminar or private with a Brazilian, and yet
does not attend class regularly, always has an injury or excuse when it’s
time to compete, wants to drill rather than spar, and talk rather than
The De-Man-Izer — This is the small person (often a girl) who will single
out the biggest, highest ranking male she can find, then fling her tiny
body at him and proceed to beat him down and tap him within an inch of his
life. Often, her victims will lose all testicular fortitude, cry, and quit
the sport for life…
The Tough-Ole-Bastid — This is the guy who started later in life but
despite his age, he is tougher than 90% of the twenty-something?s. He can
get kneed in the head, kicked in the groin, or have his arm near torn off,
and barely grimace as he continues to grapple (often against someone a lot
The Tougher-Older-Bastider — This is the guy who started even later in
life and despite a host of injuries, does 1hr of circuit training before
class, grapples all the good/big folks in class despite being injured, and
then bikes the 20 miles home telling everyone he’ll see them tomorrow for
The Codger — This is also an old dude who just does it for fun. Against
new people, he trash talks–“Can you feel the armbar coming? Can you feel
it?” Against better people, he still trash talks “Missed that choke?
Something not go as planned?!”
The Bleeder — This guy got a mat burn the first time he rolled and has
been knocking off the scab every time since.
The Can you Show that Again Guy — This guy never has a good enough angle
when the instructor demonstrates the move. Once the drilling begins, he
usually has to watch the people next to him do the move at least two or
three times before attempting it himself. He sometimes resorts to calling
the instructor over and asking a question before he even attempts the
THE HUMBLE f@ck YOU UP GUY- This dude is a really good bjj guy but he?s
humble, and scared as f@ck. This guy will tap you at times, then
immediately talk about how he sucks, and you’re so much better and it was
pure luck….to get over that initial awkward feeling between you two,
when you just tapped to him.
The Take Every Advantage Guy:
This Guy can always be found taking any advantage he can get while
rolling. If starting on knees, he’ll stand up to get leverage. He’ll
accidentally rip one of your fingers back to break your grip. He’ll poke
you in your butt to get you to stop from going for that leglock. When you
finally get him in a bad position, he’ll ask you stop for a minute
“because we are too close to the wall,” and then he’ll want to restart
back on the knees. This Guy acts this way because he treats every training
session as the Finals of the Pride Grand Prix.
THE LAZY POSSUM:
This guy has some skills but he fights really lazy and defensively most of
the time and you think you have his number.
But on occasion when there’s an audience or some chick watching he decides
to bring his A game and you’re in a world of surprise, the guy suddenly
becomes Marcelo Garcia on the mats.
The Gassing Giant – This guy is an ex-power lifting bouncer type who
throws you around for 5 minutes, but then winds up on his back and as soon
as you think to yourself “now it?s my turn” he suddenly becomes too
exhausted to continue and quickly says “let?s take a break man”.
“SACK OF KNEE AND ELBOWS” guy
A squirmy bastard, usually an explosive athlete, you dominate this guy,
but you feel like someone put you in a sack full of knees and elbows and
started to shake it violently. After rolling, you are bruised up, if not
THE EX KUNG FU OR AIKIDO GRANDMASTER GUY He always reassures you in the
fact that he is a blackbelt in some traditional style , as you start to
roll he grabs you with a death grip from hell and will never pull guard ,
even after two years of training. You pull guard and sweep him with a
basic butterfly guard because if you pull closed guard he just grabs and
pinches your arms making it not worth your effort. You pass his guard and
mount, and even after being told 253 times that you cannot wrist lock a
guy and throw him off from the bottom mount, he tries it again, and you
start salivating from his arm being extended as you slowly move into the
The Judoka Guy:
Similar to the “name that sub” guy, but this one names the sub in Japanese
“yeap, that?s juji-gatame” and every time the instructor shows a technique
he nods his head and name it in Japanese.
The NO-RESPONSIBILITY Guy:
This is the young guy who is maybe 20 yrs. old who lives at home. His mom
washes his gi, make him dinner, and all he does is go to 2 college classes
a day and trains the rest. He is always saying you should come down to
train Wrestling at another place or Striking at another, meanwhile you
have a 9 to 5, wife and kids and a mortgage…LOL
THE LOT SHARK- This guy drives to jiu jitsu, trolls the parking lot to
make sure none of the guys who hand him his ass’s cars are there before
THE EARLY RETIREMENT GUY- Taps you the one time in his life and then
retires “one up” for life.
HE SEGALL GRAPPLER- Tries to take you down by tweaking your wrist….just
cant believe that shit won?t work.
How about the “Street tough guy” who watched a couple UFC’s and decides to
come down to the gym and “f@ck people up.” This guy inevitably picks the
weakest looking member of the gym and demands to roll with him.
Unfortunately for them, the small little guys they pick are usually
awesome technicians and they destroy the tough guy. I love playing along
with the student when the tough guy demands to spar him. I’ll say stuff
like “Do you want to roll with this new guy? Are you sure? He outweighs
you and looks pretty mean. If you’re scared or nervous it’s ok.”
The “Heel Hook Hero”
This guy has no idea how to pass the guard and he doesn’t want to learn.
All he wants is to fall back and do his best Ken Shamrock impression. When
he meets someone who won’t fall for it he convinces himself that he can
beat the guy if he just trains a few more leg locks.
The sad part is I saw me in a whole lot of those. :cry:>
Wow Oz…..you have a lot of time, huh?>
Man, some of those characters are so real! I recognize a lot of them where I train.>
ha yeah right i’d never sit there and write all that. i copied it from somewhere else! i just don’t know who wrote it so can’t give credit>
Post: Tease T Tickle:
That list also left out the “I’m gonna bitch about everybody who ever has a legitimate reason for not being one-hundred percent dedicated to the class” guy. That is, the guy who wrote the list.>
man, that is classic……………… I’m with Bushi, I have to admit that I resemble alot of those remarks.
IT’S NOT MY FAULT I SWEAT SO MUCH, I’M FURRY AS A DAMN CHINCHILLA WEARING A MINK COAT!!! :cry:>
oh yeah, and the wrestler never does take downs the BJJ way because they ARE inferior! Muwahhahahahahaha!
Coming from a wrestling background into jujitsu, the first few times i was put into the guard, I just stood up, picking the guy up with me while he would still be clinging to me in the guard, then would sprawl. Does that make me as ass? just curious.>
You are forgetting one of the best…
What about the guy who becomes best friends with the instructor… then always stays after class with him and trains so then he’s better than everyone else…
Or the guy when your sparring is always coming around telling you you are doing something wrong and stopping your match and ruining your position?
Or what about the girls that flirt with all the good guys and instructors so they take it easy on them and let them look good… they usually always get a lot of attention aswell and are popular in class…>
Post: BLACK PANTA:
oh yeah I see me and some other dudes in the school on that list.>
I’ll go ahead & take it one step further & name exactly who I am:
The Reformed Gangster Guy (of course )
The Take Every Advantage Guy ( )
But, I’m a Muay Thai guy, so ya’ll probably can relate with a lot more than I can>
Post: BLACK PANTA:
the guy that wrote that sound like the type of guy who doesn’t enjoy seeing his fellow members improve.
I have one for him..
The hawkeye: the asshole who comes to the gym just to scrutinize everyone, so he can come up with observations, so he can sound cool on an online forum>
I have seen some of these people in others arts too. Sometimes my class(aiki) has two or three “characters” rolled into one person. LOL.
Just had to comment. List made me laugh though! Thanks for posting it.>
Look like I’m the ‘no-responsibility’ guy.
Then there is the Has A Lotta Time to Complain Guy-
Spends long hours diagnosing why their lack of learning is everyone elses fault in the gym. Spends more hours writing all the excuses down and posting them everywhere so people will think they are clever.
Time all better spent training or getting in real fights.>
[quote=BLACK PANTA the guy that wrote that sound like the type of guy who doesn’t enjoy seeing his fellow members improve.
I have one for him..
The hawkeye: the asshole who comes to the gym just to scrutinize everyone, so he can come up with observations, so he can sound cool on an online forum[/quote
I am gonna learn to read through for what you had to say first.
I have the bad habit of posting after reading the opening post. It would save time to just confer with you first. LOL>
[quote=BadIntentions You are forgetting one of the best…
What about the guy who becomes best friends with the instructor… then always stays after class with him and trains so then he’s better than everyone else…[/quote
Sounds like a dedicated student. Doing what it takes to be better. No need to hate them for it.
A lot of misguided emotion seems to be involved in training these days. And it would seem that a false sense of equality is expected.
Life is struggle and competition. Things stratify. Some people will go all out. Some people will be to weak and think that those more dedicated are bad for excelling.
Makes me glad I only deal with people that have been friends for a while in training. Either that or I am really fighting.
It would appear to me that some of those types of people may be the result of other types of Gym Personalities. The guy that taps too soon being a result of the guy that goes too hard. That kind of thing.
If your are in it for the learning then you can learn from all of them.>
“It would appear to me that some of those types of people may be the result of other types of Gym Personalities. The guy that taps too soon being a result of the guy that goes too hard. That kind of thing.
If your are in it for the learning then you can learn from all of them”
True! Good post!
“Then there is the Has A Lotta Time to Complain Guy-
Spends long hours diagnosing why their lack of learning is everyone elses fault in the gym. Spends more hours writing all the excuses down and posting them everywhere so people will think they are clever.”
Shit that sounds like me!!!….time to go train! :lol:>