Is learning martial arts as a adult worth it?

You’ll never really have a time in the sun because there are prodigies who started at 3, by the time you start to really get it you’ll be too old.

It’s expensive, time consuming, and causes injuries.

What are the benefits that make up for it?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Youre right. If youre not instant world #1 on a thing its pointless. Guess I'll just go an hero

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It’s not even that, you will literally get destroyed at your gym for years

      nope, just give up on life and dont try to learn new skills/hobbies

      Other hobbies have clear benefits though, I’m asking what are the ones here that make up for the drawbacks

      >by the time you start to really get it you’ll be too old
      Is the world really so overwhelmed with morons who can't grasp fighting in less than a year. It really is not that complicated. At legit Martial Arts studios you can get a black belt in a year. At most MMA gyms if you're really dedicated you'll be doing competitions in less than a year. Unless you're somehow fricking moronic, you should be able to go from beginner to proficient in 6months to a year. Especially for MMA the striking is some of the simplest there is and you barely need any grappling to be a threat.

      You aren’t getting a black belt in something that actually works in a year.
      6 months to a year just makes you sort of reliably better than an average Joe.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You aren’t getting a black belt in something that actually works in a year.
        Yes, you can. You can get a BB in karate/judo/bjj that fast if you really bust your ass and take as many classes as possible. You would need to find really agressive schools with multiple classes a week but it absolutely can be done in schools where you learn useful fighting..stfu dude. There are multiple MMA stars who started their training way later than whats typical or had limited high school/college experience.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          #
          You arent getting black belt in a year in judo or bjj mate. Bj Penn was one of the fastest ever at 3 years. Dunno about seppostan but black belt here requires you accrue points through wins in official competition and there arent enough in a year to get the required points.

          Every martial arts thread has moronic pike you just making shit up

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Says the moron that don't know shit.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Different anon but you are a fricking moron. Even if you have a genetic specimen that was a division 1 wrestler in highschool it would still take a few years to get the black belt because of how grading works in most schools. The belts are only a rough indication of skill and more of an indicator of time invested training BJJ. You have purple belts that go to the ADCC trials who would absolutely destroy a lot of black belts from less competitive schools. I will never understand why people feel confident talking absolute shite about martial arts when it is so easy to fraud check in regards to martial arts. homosexual.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The belts are only a rough indication of skill and more of an indicator of time invested training BJJ
                >time
                You mean money, anon.
                If they could just sell the belts for 1k and abandon the pretense they would do it in the blink of an eye.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'd guess the quickest to actually get it is 18 months because of scheduled testing, doesn't mean you won't be able to beat "black belts" but you will not be sparring with them till you're in black belt class. The amount of people at any given school that have the potential to be ufc champion is variable on how serious the school is and how good the instructors.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >The amount of people at any given school that have the potential to be ufc champion is variable on how serious the school is and how good the instructors.
            It's more variable on the work ethic, genetic capacity and mental fortitude of the individual.

            The majority at any given gym will never compete in amateur, let alone get signed to a regional promotion

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Who the frick even spectates amateur fights I'd find when those are and find a gym based on that if I weren't as able to tell where I'd wanna join a fight team.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No one ever got a bjj black belt in 1 year

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >It’s not even that, you will literally get destroyed at your gym for years
        6 months at most until you can hold your own with the more experienced guys.
        Plus there is ALWAYS new beginners coming in. You'll probably be sparring with people who have equal or less experience as you most of the time.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not sure what you/LULZ/ homosexuals get out of making this threads, is it a fetish to be a pessimist loser? I don't get it

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The truth is that most people in pro fighting are like 5 years in to martial arts I don't even have to read their bio. There really is some validity to the point anon is making that 1 yr isn't that much.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m tempted to try joining a club for a striking martial art so I can defend myself in a hypothetical fight. Plus I think it looks cool

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is absolutely worth it. Not because you will be fighting in a year. Don't be stupid.

      But because sometimes there are fights in the street. Last week saw two morons burst out of a bus and the bigger one got pinned to the floor bu the smallest one who punched him a few times in the face. No technique, just pure aggression.

      If you want to defend yourself you need to know the basics of wrestling and the basics of striking. But the most valuable part is sparring and losing your fear.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing more embarrassing than a grown ass man who sucks at martial arts and gets his ass kicked sparring teenagers

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I knew a guy like that. He was very funny, fun to be around, and successful in business. I liked him until I realized he was Israeli

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nope, just give up on life and dont try to learn new skills/hobbies

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >by the time you start to really get it you’ll be too old
    Is the world really so overwhelmed with morons who can't grasp fighting in less than a year. It really is not that complicated. At legit Martial Arts studios you can get a black belt in a year. At most MMA gyms if you're really dedicated you'll be doing competitions in less than a year. Unless you're somehow fricking moronic, you should be able to go from beginner to proficient in 6months to a year. Especially for MMA the striking is some of the simplest there is and you barely need any grappling to be a threat.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you gonna be taking world titles? No, probably not unless you discover you have a hidden talent for it, but shit, i would say anyone with the dedication can win or come runner up at a comp or two.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The ability to beat up 99% of the untrained population but won't because you understand how dangerous it is. But if you are ever confronted with a situation that requires you defend yourself you'll be confident instead of spilling spaghetti.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if you are ever confronted with a situation that requires you defend yourself you'll be confident instead of spilling spaghetti
      This is very important. Even the glockfu guys need to understand this. Fighting experience and competition is hugely beneficial irl even if you use none of the same physical techniques. Boxing will help you shoot better when you need to.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just think it’s a fun way to stay in shape.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Less injuries than spending the same time and effort lifting

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >worth it
    No.
    Avoid Black folk and people that act like Black folk.
    Work out for fitness and looks.
    Even if you want to learn to fight it's not worth having to put yourself in the vicinity of a bunch of mentally ill manlets.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Starting most things as an adult is a waste of time if you strive to be number one. Hell, even as a teenager. You have to start pretty young to be the best at anything.
    Otherwise, you can do anything as a hobby and to better yourself.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I started at 38.
    I had been doing fitness all life. Frankly mma felt easier cimpared to some sports. The sole drawbacks are
    >to get better you need to train more, so it is the usual time vs return on investment. At my age itd be hard to persuade any promotion to put me out so e.g. being a champion is a very unlikely gial, so end goals and how much you want and can invest to reach tmem should be clear. At 38 i have work and family and other hobbies so thats that
    >tear and wear can show. I qm starting ti feel my knees now first time in my life (yea, sorry soccer, but frick you) regeneration is not as quick too so i have to know my body very well

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You’ll never really have a time in the sun because there are prodigies who started at 3

    If you dream about world championship, I guess

    >by the time you start to really get it you’ll be too old

    In 2-3 years you can consistently frick up an untrained guy and not be a complete punching bag for anyone else. Even if you're turning old in 3 years, it's not pointless

    >It’s expensive
    Yeah

    >time consuming
    Not more than any other sport, I did it 3 hours a week.

    >causes injuries
    True

    >What are the benefits that make up for it?
    Confidence, you know you can beat the shit out of most guys you meet or not get beaten without a good fight. I never fought outside of ring and don't recommend it, but just knowing this feeds into the sence of security

    Endurance. 3 minutes in a ring is very hard. After a couple of years I could frick for hours on end.

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