I'm the biggest failure in the history of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Wed, 2009-01-07 16:20 — 21tomlinson
I'm pretty convinced that I'm the biggest failure/slowest progressor in the history of anyone who's trained Jiu Jitsu. Here's my deal: I signed up for BJJ in March of 2006, when I was 24. I started off training almost every day for a month, but then I hurt my knee really bad, and I was out for nearly 4 months. I should have done some sort of training during this time, but I didn't. Then I went back, trained sort of consistently for another month or two, then I hurt my other knee and missed some more time. My other knee eventually healed and I went back for a while, but then I started going to school and working more hours, so I started training less and less, sometimes missing 2 to 3 months of training at a time. I have pissed off a few instructors because of my lack of consistency at going to class during that time too. Well, now it's January of 2009, I'm 27, and nearly 3 years after starting BJJ training I am still a white belt. It's pathetic. Some guys who were white belts back when I started are now purple belts. It ticks me off to know that if I had been more consistent during all that time, I could be a lot more advanced by now too.
I have made it my new year's resolution this year to really dedicate myself to training and progressing, but man, it's embarassing to still be a white belt after three years and having seen so many guys pass me by.
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