Quitting BJJ

Anyone else here quit BJJ at blue belt or up? I know blue belts quitting is a meme but I just can't find a reason to keep going.

>Being 6 feet guy, I find muscles + blue belt + some striking is enough for self defence.
>i don't even leave the house much anymore and live in a first world country, will probably never need to defend myself anyways.
>Approaching 30, want to focus on my career.
>Can get a similar cardiovascular workout in 1/4 of the time it takes to go to BJJ class.
>Risks of having injuries that will fuck your quality of life later on, met guys who have badly injured their backs, eyesight, etc...
>I just don't find rolling around with a bunch of sweaty adult man anymore

I just don't see the allure of it past your 20s, thinking of just lifting and doing boxing workouts at home to keep the fighting shape.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you enjoy it, if yes keep going. If not take your blue belt and quit like the other 90%

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nice blog post gay.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Idk bro, BJJ is probably the most useful martial art unless you're some izzy tier kickboxer. Maybe take up MT? If you don't consider yourself a "martial artist," you could prob transition to a casual boxer/wrestler type

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >BJJ is probably the most useful martial art

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It really is. Look at Royce Gracie in UFC 1. The level of takedown skills you really need against people who don't fight, or even those who do is pretty low.

        Really grappling in general. A guy that used to wrestle in HS or a judoka can dictate the engagement far better than a striker who hasn't spent a lot of time getting put on his ass until he sprawls on the shot or wall walks back up.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >muh ufc
          yeah, its crazy how roycie invited all those actual competitors instead of static fighters he could roll up to promote his monkey moron garden gnome jitsu

    • 1 month ago
      nutefag

      wrestling and boxing are the most useful martial arts.

      going to the ground in "da streetz" is bad because they could have a knife or a bottle or a friend ready to kick you in the head.

      https://i.imgur.com/2XaMj8k.jpg

      Anyone else here quit BJJ at blue belt or up? I know blue belts quitting is a meme but I just can't find a reason to keep going.

      >Being 6 feet guy, I find muscles + blue belt + some striking is enough for self defence.
      >i don't even leave the house much anymore and live in a first world country, will probably never need to defend myself anyways.
      >Approaching 30, want to focus on my career.
      >Can get a similar cardiovascular workout in 1/4 of the time it takes to go to BJJ class.
      >Risks of having injuries that will fuck your quality of life later on, met guys who have badly injured their backs, eyesight, etc...
      >I just don't find rolling around with a bunch of sweaty adult man anymore

      I just don't see the allure of it past your 20s, thinking of just lifting and doing boxing workouts at home to keep the fighting shape.

      rolling around with sweaty men is good for you, having other people push you is good for excersize. if you don't want to get injured then don't act lik ea retard, 95% of injuries especially serious ones are hte person who got injured's fault. if you are careful and don't act like a spaz it almost never happens.

      doing something social is good fo ryou

      >White belt in 2020
      >Coach directly tells me I finally qualified for blue belt
      >Ceremony was slated for march 25th... 2020
      Yeah so I basically almost ended up paralyzed twice for nothing. Never went back after everything opened back up after covid.

      I do miss the camaredie and having something to do, but I was just too nice and kept playing defensive and never offense, I think I'm also retarded because I kept forgetting offense moves that'd get taught during classes.
      I have 9 months of classes paid for I still haven't used, but don't feel like risking my spine again or getting caught up in the cult just to end up as some shitty time-in purple belt.

      Antitode for this feel bros?

      if you don't want to get injured then just roll carefully.

      If you never ever want to roll with women again, give them 75% and they'll avoid you. If you go 100% you're gonna get "talked too" by some white knight brown belt and 50% isn't enough for them to get the message. The first time you give them a hardy take down and then a good, solid RNC or arm bar, they'll fuck off and any other woman will see it and do the same.

      i find it pretty easy to just not roll with streangth and instead pretend that i am an old man or a woman and give them a challenging yet not overwhelming roll.

      Also you should be minding your ball at all times so at to not get nut shotted, although if osmeone nut shots you and isn't profusely apologetic they are a cunt.

      i think that being able to roll with women is a virtuous and important skill. bjj isn't just about leraning how to "fight", it also develops your social skills, you gotta learn to cooperate and play well with others of different skill levels, how you feel with a week 125 pound woman is how a black belt competitor feels with you.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nope, I just train more casually after I got blue. Less focus on competition and more focus on stretching, flow rolling with friends etc.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gi bjj is dead. Nogi is still sick tho

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Really? BJJ is probably what I'm going to retire to when I lose my seoi nage.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you sound like a gay and should quit. in 5 yrs u could be brown or black belt but you're a quitting fag.

    just find a bjj gym with hot chicks and "teach" them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No one outside BJJ gives a shit about muh black belt. Why spend 5 more years rolling around with sweaty dudes when I can spend that time starting a side business and making bank?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Then why the fuck are you seeking approval from autists and gays on a mongolian feeding and seeding site? Go do whatever you want, you sound like a woman.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Why spend 5 more years rolling around with sweaty dudes when I can spend that time starting a side business and making bank?
        Good job anon. Its called maturity. You're weighing the time investment. You have other dreams, go pursue them. I mean, you can already fuck up 97% of the population, it is worth it to be able to fuck up 98%?

        I have an awesome BJJ homie, with a ton of muscle, and AR-15s. I ask him how many different ways can he possibly kill someone? When does it stop?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          never

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely 気持ち悪い blowjobjitsu fags

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Most judo clubs are full of preppy gays and the leg ban ruined the sport kanogay.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        t. Gracie

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Every person I know that's done/does BJJ is unathletic and lacking in coordination. Also every martial arts centre smells like toe jam and bo.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Idk man sounds like you are just looking for an excuse to quit so just quit you are probably dog shit at jiu jitsu anyways and I am sure that side hustle and your career will just EXPLODE when you aren't spending a whole 90 minutes 3 times a week at class.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you don't enjoy BJJ anymore and want to do boxing, there isn't a lot of sense in staying.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lol 90 minutes?

      >30 minutes to drive there and change
      >1 hour of technique
      >1 hour of rolling
      >30 minutes to change and drive back

      That's 3 hours, your evening is gone.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I want to focus on my career.

    You're a boring person.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Quit. You won't be missed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      smartest thing the dog did was visiting vegetable vendors.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >White belt in 2020
    >Coach directly tells me I finally qualified for blue belt
    >Ceremony was slated for march 25th... 2020
    Yeah so I basically almost ended up paralyzed twice for nothing. Never went back after everything opened back up after covid.

    I do miss the camaredie and having something to do, but I was just too nice and kept playing defensive and never offense, I think I'm also retarded because I kept forgetting offense moves that'd get taught during classes.
    I have 9 months of classes paid for I still haven't used, but don't feel like risking my spine again or getting caught up in the cult just to end up as some shitty time-in purple belt.

    Antitode for this feel bros?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jeez dude don't go back dude not worth it.

      As for the camaraderie I find it's kinda BS, as soon as you change gyms you won't keep in touch with those people, only thing you have in common is that you train at the same gym.

      I have met many cool people through BJJ but only made one legit friend I hanged out with outside the gym.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Apparently they still mention me every now and again, I was there right as the gym opened and was the funny guy.
        The only thing I don't miss besides seeing horrifc compound fractures and concussions was how fucking catty the women were.
        It was like pottery

        >Single mom starts bringing her kids
        >Single mom tries it
        >Single mom starts going, starts competing
        >180 personality change, face of a hoodrat but getting tattoos and highlights and tries to become a bjj influencer
        >If you are ANY modicum of nice or forgiving to them on the mat, they shit talk you "Omg did I just armbar you? HEY EVERYONE ANON GOT ARMBAR'D BY A GIRL"
        >If you aren't nice to them, they complain and get the mat bully to try to put you in line

        Brb signing up for sam hyde's guy heaven.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yeah sounds pretty bad, I guess I'm lucky I found a really small dojo with a bunch of bros, we're 15 dudes just going hard and training for the love of it. I pay 15 bucks a month.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Kek we also have the single mom who brings her kid archtype

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nail on the head. Had some dumb mystery meat single mom spear me in my knee and put me out of bjj AND leg days and deadlifting for 3 fucking months. I was standing there talking to our coach when she decides she wants to roll again and suddenly I'm on my ass with my knee sounding like rice crispies. Then had the nerve to brag about "taking down one of the big guys". Women don't belong on the mat with guys. Simple as. If I can literally fuck your arm bar by doing a bicep curl then you're too weak and should be practicing at the range instead of wasting your time.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I fucking hate rolling with women. They go full try hard while I'm being gentle because I feel obligated to and they get confident and think they're holding their own. It just feels like a wasted roll every time. What should I do bros? Should I continue being nice or just roll with them like I would a dude? Or should I just reject the opportunity when it arises?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Just throw them around so they remember who they are.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              If you never ever want to roll with women again, give them 75% and they'll avoid you. If you go 100% you're gonna get "talked too" by some white knight brown belt and 50% isn't enough for them to get the message. The first time you give them a hardy take down and then a good, solid RNC or arm bar, they'll fuck off and any other woman will see it and do the same.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It’s a lose/lose really. If you roll with them like you would a man people will just call you a dick

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Pin them, then rape them

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Nail on the head. Had some dumb mystery meat single mom spear me in my knee and put me out of bjj AND leg days and deadlifting for 3 fucking months. I was standing there talking to our coach when she decides she wants to roll again and suddenly I'm on my ass with my knee sounding like rice crispies. Then had the nerve to brag about "taking down one of the big guys". Women don't belong on the mat with guys. Simple as. If I can literally fuck your arm bar by doing a bicep curl then you're too weak and should be practicing at the range instead of wasting your time.

              Apparently they still mention me every now and again, I was there right as the gym opened and was the funny guy.
              The only thing I don't miss besides seeing horrifc compound fractures and concussions was how fucking catty the women were.
              It was like pottery

              >Single mom starts bringing her kids
              >Single mom tries it
              >Single mom starts going, starts competing
              >180 personality change, face of a hoodrat but getting tattoos and highlights and tries to become a bjj influencer
              >If you are ANY modicum of nice or forgiving to them on the mat, they shit talk you "Omg did I just armbar you? HEY EVERYONE ANON GOT ARMBAR'D BY A GIRL"
              >If you aren't nice to them, they complain and get the mat bully to try to put you in line

              Brb signing up for sam hyde's guy heaven.

              >mfw my 6'4 200lbs ass is trying not to make eye contact with the sweet little purple belt chick who's looking for a rolling partner (she's dating one of the head black belts)

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Handicap yourself for fun and interesting shit.
              Only using legs to maintain guard
              Nogi grips in Gi

              Just try shit you normally don't and treat them like teenagers or kids class

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, you most likely have enough skills for self-defense. But the thing about physical skills like that is that they need upkeep to stay sharp.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I found after covid break it felt like i never stopped training. Kinda like riding a bike you don't forget

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You could swap to Judo, a blue belt in BJJ is by definition enough to dominate 99% of people in the same weightclass as you on the ground, and Judo will increase your chances to get people to the ground exponentially. Slightly higher injury risk statistically tho, BJJ already has the lowest of all the martial arts.

    But the real reason why you should do a martial art instead of a generic cardio workout is that martial arts are way more fun, and maybe throwing people will be more fun for you than cuddling with them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And a lot of the focus of judo is on what is statistically the best submission in BJJ - the armbar.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      JUDO seems hella kino, I would consider it because I find in BJJ they teach too many meme moves.

      >injuries
      Are injuries common in BJJ? I want to join a dojo near me but I also don't want to fuck up my body bros...

      Very common, most of them are small but heard horror stories.

      Brown belt here. Take a break if you are feeling burned out. I've been off the mats for 2 years due to my spine problems (oddly not bjj related, more because i was a fat sploid 4 channer with bad posture). But yeah I've seen people quit at black. Usually older dudes but don't waste time if its not fun anymore.

      Good luck with your back

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not op but I've been trying to find a competitive judo gym but there's none within an hour of me. One opened up near me but I can dunk most people there (because I had months of judo experience from an actual competition focused judo gym and I'm in shape lmao...and no I wasn't bigger than everyone, I was actually the second smallest lmfao). So im forced to pay $200 a month (for reference Judo places are an order of magnitude cheaper bc theyre not for profit) to go to a bjj gym with a bunch of mma guys, but it's not the same as a good judo gym. Bjj intensity is so low and very few people start on their feet.

      Jeez dude don't go back dude not worth it.

      As for the camaraderie I find it's kinda BS, as soon as you change gyms you won't keep in touch with those people, only thing you have in common is that you train at the same gym.

      I have met many cool people through BJJ but only made one legit friend I hanged out with outside the gym.

      Agh that camaraderie is why I am still slugging through bjj. The classes without any women are one of the few bro-ish refuge in the world. I know I'll walk out of class with a smile on my face just rolling with the bros.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >injuries
    Are injuries common in BJJ? I want to join a dojo near me but I also don't want to fuck up my body bros...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Really common in white belts and for some reason purple too.
      It's really easy to injure yourself if you don't know what you're doing or if you go too hard, sparring shouldn't become a battle to the death nor should you start having a seizure when you're being submitted, take it easy and you should be fine.
      Also don't compete if getting injured is a concern, people competing go hard. All in all, BJJ is safer than most grappling martial arts, but the risks are still there, even more if you're a retard, don't be a retard.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Statistically the injury rate is very low, but it is inversily related with training years, so as a white and blue you are most likely to injure yourself, the more years you get in the less likely you are to accumulate new injuries.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you're an idiot. So many people in my gym half ass the warm up, hit a bunch of static stretches and then roll like their life depends on it. Then proceed to get changed immediately, sit in their car, go home and sit on the couch. Then they wonder why they get fucked up.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Or if you get some roided out try-hards. My gym had a bunch of correctional officers and other pigs of various persuasions. Don't get me wrong, I partake of the juice as well but these guys were 100% uncontrolled E2 mode. Strains and sprains were very common when they came around and breaks weren't unheard of.

  17. 1 month ago
    cox

    Brown belt here. Take a break if you are feeling burned out. I've been off the mats for 2 years due to my spine problems (oddly not bjj related, more because i was a fat sploid 4 channer with bad posture). But yeah I've seen people quit at black. Usually older dudes but don't waste time if its not fun anymore.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did. School has become very demanding and between school, work, gym, and other commitments I just don't have time. I'm unwilling to compromise on the others to accomodate it. Besides, if it ever comes to the point that I need bjj at such a high level, that means that they've seperated me from my carry gun, my knife, and my striking (boxing and MT for a couple years) isn't cutting it. Like what am I fighting Ryan Hall or some shit? It's pretty much useless in all reality. I'm not rolling on the ground with anyone in a street fight for any reason, I am shooting you, stabbing you, sucker punching you, or grabbing the nearest rock or brick and caving your shit in.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I find it could be useful in self defence situations that are not life or death, holding a drunk person down while waiting for the police without harming them.
      But defo in a life or death scenario I would grab the closest thing and thow it or just run.
      I also have MT experience and thinking of doing double end bag and heavy bag on days I don't lift.

      I am coming up to purple and considering quitting/drastically reducing training time when I get graded. I mean I only go 2-3x a week but that's 2-3 evenings I could spend with a nice woman watching sunsets, going for hikes etc. Most likely I'll quit when I find a good woman to spend my time with. I'll NEVER stop lifting though. Big biceps and shoulders are too good to not have.

      That said, BJJ was a big part of turning me into an adult (or at least, closer to one). Being shit and miserable at class every time for like 6-12 months and then finally getting better and beating other guys up that used to fuck you up is really rewarding. Proves to yourself you can stick with something hard. Goes to show perseverance and hard work pays off. Can make you more respected from guys in life if they know what BJJ is.

      Fuck gi though, nogi only

      OP, I don't think it's a bad decision at all to quit. You already achieved proficiency, it's pretty injurious, and if you don't enjoy it anymore your time would be better spent elsewhere.

      Same, I will never stop lifting, even doing some sort of combat training like heavy bag and running.
      Purple is a great time to quit, I feel at early blue I still suck except with agaisnt untrained people, I still have to use strength agaisnt whites. Purples have the fundamentals down and can just toy with high level whites. Past purple you are just refining everything to beat advanced players.

      Nail on the head. Had some dumb mystery meat single mom spear me in my knee and put me out of bjj AND leg days and deadlifting for 3 fucking months. I was standing there talking to our coach when she decides she wants to roll again and suddenly I'm on my ass with my knee sounding like rice crispies. Then had the nerve to brag about "taking down one of the big guys". Women don't belong on the mat with guys. Simple as. If I can literally fuck your arm bar by doing a bicep curl then you're too weak and should be practicing at the range instead of wasting your time.

      I unironically don't roll with women, I avoid them and tell them I don't feel comfortable doing it. Was never a problem.

      Do at least one real fight before you quit if you haven't already.

      Here the amateur scene is pretty serious, would have to do a MMA camp. Not willing to invest the time.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am coming up to purple and considering quitting/drastically reducing training time when I get graded. I mean I only go 2-3x a week but that's 2-3 evenings I could spend with a nice woman watching sunsets, going for hikes etc. Most likely I'll quit when I find a good woman to spend my time with. I'll NEVER stop lifting though. Big biceps and shoulders are too good to not have.

    That said, BJJ was a big part of turning me into an adult (or at least, closer to one). Being shit and miserable at class every time for like 6-12 months and then finally getting better and beating other guys up that used to fuck you up is really rewarding. Proves to yourself you can stick with something hard. Goes to show perseverance and hard work pays off. Can make you more respected from guys in life if they know what BJJ is.

    Fuck gi though, nogi only

    OP, I don't think it's a bad decision at all to quit. You already achieved proficiency, it's pretty injurious, and if you don't enjoy it anymore your time would be better spent elsewhere.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do at least one real fight before you quit if you haven't already.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You are probably one of those fat dumpy blue belts I beat up every night as a white belt. Just quit, it's not your thing.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dont feel bad about quitting OP, I quit my bjj gym because the instructor went apeshit on me and put me in a sub while being 100lbs heavier than I am.
    >be drilling
    >things are going fine but I like to ask questions about related techniques since I'm genuinely very curious about it all
    >hey coach somebody taught me x escape to this a while ago, would that work to counter this move?
    >What? Show me
    >Do it full speed since thats the only way it works and I get away
    >So yeah would that work coach?
    >Do you want to go live? Lets go live
    >uh no I just wanted to know if it would work
    >proceed to go live and he instantly catches me and puts me in a sub with the rest of his weight on my sternum
    >he stands up and starts yelling at me and threatens to kick me out over this
    >had never said before he was annoyed at me for asking questions during drilling
    >just completely spergd out and kept getting angrier at me for it and yelling to stop asking questions and second guessing him
    >we used to have long conversations on this stuff too
    >sternum was fucked up and it hurt to breathe for a month
    Really soured my opinion on it all, never had that experience anywhere else and I've never had an issue with discipline, with other instructors or students. I still do judo from time to time but on the whole I've had enough of martial arts ego shit, when you start threatening my health is when I'm done.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      your coach is a brazilian right?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No American actually.

        BJJ seems to attract the highest levels of manlet autism

        My old coach is 6'4" 260, I'm 5'8' 160. He was a good instructor but a huge dick, really inconsistent with it too.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      BJJ seems to attract the highest levels of manlet autism

    • 1 month ago
      nutefag

      this isn't really bjj, this is that person.

      anyone in a position of authority can act psycho and let it go to his head.

      he got offended that it seemd like you were "poking holes in his techniques" because that guy was mentally ill.

      in a regular class, like my class, my instructor would have just like calmly made chit chat about that counter .

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like power drunk coach man.
      Some humans shouldn't have power

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Risks of having injuries that will fuck your quality of life later on
    This. I quit after three years because my knees were on their way to snap city. BJJ is not worth the trouble past a certain threshold.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can litterly get bad knees having a desk job or just walking or not walking enough or running.
      Dont be such a pussy

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I did Taikwondo and Karate to Purple/ Brown.
    Quit did MMA, Talked to a Karate Trainer / Sensei he got me to do some moves.
    He said "you fight at black belt level".

    He said personally if I were you just buy a black belt.

    To be frank I don't give a shit becasue I've been in real unsanctioned fights and won.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fake
      gay
      >captcha: YH8AY

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nope sorry kid there's really no reason for me to lie here.
        If I was going to lie, I'd say I was a black belt dean and had 20 sucessful semi pro fights.

        Sorry your a fat fuck kid.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You will never be a fighter

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hello, pistol chad here. For women like you, I highly suggest a revolver since they are easy to load and you won't have to worry about racking the slide. Also, if any enemy martial arts larpers try and get all close to you, the revolver is capable of shooting multiple times when making contact with their chronically crippled bodies. Disarming is a meme, just get a gun like most adult men do and stop rolling around on your larper ringworm mats like a nerd. Europeans need not apply.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >all these women-related issues
    >on the mat
    You dumbasses need to look for old school black belt coaches who tell women who to roll with every single time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's some really puss boys on this thread.
      Imagine not believing someone could learn two martial arts or that 0 woman could fight.
      Clearly raised in an echo chamber.

  27. 1 month ago
    nutefag

    bjj is supposed to be about fun ,martial arts in general. its an ART.

    if your not having fun, your either doing it wrong, or you are doing it with dick heads, its never the martial arts fault.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what's the deal with these belts, either you're good or you're not, seems like pure gayry for kids

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just go and learn boxing it's more useful in real fights, or any real striking. It's just the internet is full of dweeb kids who watch too much UFC and have a fixation on BJJ as the ultimate fighting tool which it isn't.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't have the bug and enjoy the puzzles people present for you to figure out then just leave man. It sounds like you never wanted to be there in the first place and if you don't find it fun you'll never last

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Naww widdle baby got his bwue bewlt and got smashed by everyone and how is gunna have a cwy

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