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#1

I am looking for a personal trainer for BJJ.

I have been trained in a multitude of martial arts till i was 16; none of them grappling or takedown. But personal issues kept me away and now 6 years later, i have too much pride and feel I am too old to work in traditional class, at least to start. Besides, i wanna practice at an accelerated rate.

So my question is, will a personal trainer be able to teach all the basic and advanced techniques 1 on 1? And should I find a multitude of opponents in like, rec fighting or should i go straight into tournanments (and prolly get my ass kicked.)?


#2

You should swallow your pride and go learn from the ground up. It will build you a solid foundation as well as strengthen your character.


#3

maybe post this in the Combat Sport forums ?


#4

basically you want private lessons.

thats good in conjunction with training with a group. You need the class atmosphere to expose you to different grappling styles and stimulus.


#5

I fail to see why learning techniques with a personal trainer won't build your character.

Besides, he's willing to pay for know how, not personality coaching.


#6

It has nothing to do with the personal trainer part....

"i have too much pride and feel I am too old to work in traditional class" is the personal challenge I think he needs to overcome. My 2 cents.