Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Occupy BJJ

Here's a common situation. You are a blue belt. You just graduated college last year. You are unemployed. You train three times a day. You live off of an entitlement program. Not Welfare because you wouldn't qualify, otherwise you would probably try. You live off of the biggest entitlement program of all, your parents. So what do you want more, a job or your purple belt?

I've known people who have lived off of cheating unemployment for over a year just to train more. To "live the life."

It's funny, because its about a martial art but in its essence, all the young guys training BJJ now in their early twenties are the Occupy Generation as they are called. Baby Boomers to Gen X to Gen Y to Occupy.

4 comments:

  1. Eh. I figure that if I don't have a job, I don't have the money to pay for BJJ. No job means no gi, no classes, no nada. And yes, I am GenOccupy, or whatever they're calling people in entry-level jobs these days.

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  2. Your train of thought is logical. If most people shared your sentiments we would be in a better financially equipped world.

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  3. I want to be one of those Brazilian guys who surf half the day and roll the other half. Any insight on how I can make that work out for me?

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  4. I know a few people who do that. One is a professional surfer and graphic designer, another owns his own line of BJJ gis and his own school, another is an actor who owns his own school. It can happen.

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