Dude, Get Out and Train!

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Dude, Get Out and Train!
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Dude, I don't have a habit of using this word in my speech. But I don't know if you're a girl or a guy but really it doesn't matter. First of all just a little background. I am a MMA fan and former writer for the pro wrestling section of bleacher. I am also a white belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And I also train in MMA. I know it's not that impressive and I'm not trying to impress you. But I am here to tell you why you should and almost need to train a Martial Art or MMA. MMA is probably the most complex sport in the universe and I'm only saying probably because I don't want to offend anyone. There are so many different styles being thrown around. Different techniques being pulled off and crazy strikes being thrown mixed with clinching and attempted takedowns. It's crazy if you don't understand it. And even if you do understand it it's mind boggling to keep up with. That's why I train 5 days a week in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. Sure I'd love to compete and I'd really love to get in better shape and yes like most people I'd kill to make a UFC world champs salary. But that's unimportant. Those are just personal reasons, but after you start training it's like MMA fighters were speaking this different language in the ring. Something you didn't even know you understand but now you do. You understand Half Guard, Open Guard, Rubber guard and side control. You know when someone is going for an armbar before it happens and you often find yourself shouting at the screen ARMBAR, ARMBAR! To put it simply as it was one put to me, "learning to fight is like the Viagra of Mixed Martial arts. It vastly increases pleasure" So until next time, Go out and learn!

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