Klaus Burton


The journey of an MMA noob, weeks six & seven

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve started staying for the second hour of jiu jitsu, the “advanced” class, which is just free rolling instead of taking instruction.
I have yet to get any submissions but can notice my defense improving each time.

As always, the people are really helpful and have great attitudes. We have laughs in-between my tapping 😉 They can all remember being in the same situation themselves so it’s really not a big deal.

I know that for a lot of people the fear of failure can be enough to not try things, and I’ve had that mentality before too. It has caused me to miss out on opportunities.

The main reason for my writing this blog series is to help people who are interested in trying MMA or any martial art by showing that we’re all in the same boat.
Don’t worry about whether you’ll be good at it or what you look like or anything like that. All you need is a humble attitude and the rest will come.

I’ve entered myself into a grappling competition this month and have a seminar from my jiu jitsu teacher’s teacher, John Will, a few days beforehand. So that’s all pretty exciting stuff!
The prize for the grappling comp is an Xtreme Couture T-Shirt signed by Randy Couture, Ray Sefo, Vitor Belfort, Gray Maynard and more, so that’s a pretty awesome prize. Now if only I could do submissions… 🙂