Gothe Two Stripes and an Anxiety Attack

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by Pretty In Pink, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Not in that order though. Done the first class (nogi) and was having a good class before something set off my anxiety and I felt like crying. Told my instructor and he was very understanding. Followed me through to the changing room and said "by the way, I was going to tell you and the three end of the class but you're leaving early. Add two stripestripes of your belt."

    So that was cool. Mixed feelings but the stripes are still there and the anxiety isn't so overall I'd say net positive! :)
     
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  2. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    Congratulations on the stripes man! Well deserved! :) Also glad you have such good people around to support you.
     
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  3. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Well done on the stripes! I'm glad that that gave you an up after starting on a down.
     
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  4. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Cheers man. Apparently so. I'm poor in the bank but I'm rich in friends (seriously, balling with friends)
     
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  5. Smaug97

    Smaug97 Valued Member

    Dude well done!
    Definitely a net positive!
     
  6. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Stripes are well deserved dude, congrats :)
     
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  7. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Nice! Every stripe is hard won man
    Hope you feel better
     
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  8. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Net positive for sure, man!
    And, thank you for sharing. Your instructor sounds like a great guy.
     
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  9. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    Stripes are good
    You are better
    Well done Tom
     
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  10. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Congratulations! :)
     
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  11. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Congrats dude!
     
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  12. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    He really is. World class person and world class instructor.
     
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