Thursday, February 16, 2012

Why Do We Train

I am going to be reprinting some old classic entries from my previous blog called The Angry Grappler. It will chronicle the evolution in my understanding of martial arts.
10 January 2007 @ 09:48 pm

I've been thinking a lot lately why I am so obsessed with training and why I train as much as I do. I think besides it being fun, or a real life video game is, its an escape for many people. Where different rules and different things matter. Outside of jiu jitsu, what matters most is money, job, social status, material things. No one cares how long you can go without taking a break, how fast you are, how quick on your feet, how calm, how good you are at something. In training, all those outside expectations and rules are thrown away, doctors and lawyers and bouncers and bartenders are all equal now, and different rules apply. You don't think about work, you don't think about your gf, you don't worry about your bills, or how much money you should make. And if these things worry you, I suggest you train more and get away from it for a while.

Its a chance for adults to be allowed to play and that's acceptable. It only time when no one cares who you are, what you do, how much you make, what sex, race, religion you are. They care about how much time you are on the mat and if you can beat them or not. Simple as that.
About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Master Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, Yoga and Pilates instructor, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.

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