discouraged should i drop my wrestling class (5)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-23 06:01 ID:0kcAln0m

I been taking Brazilian jiu jitsu for a couple of years and thought wrestling would compliment my style and joined the wrestling team at my community college. There was no try out i just had to register online. I had been to practicing for 4 weeks and I feel miserable in there. i don't know any take downs and struggle to learn them. Every person on the team has at least 4 years experience. Whenever we partner up i get rejected by every person, I usually end up with the odd man out or no one at all. I don't like quitting, but I don't think I can stand going to practice every day for another 14 weeks. I'm discouraged after I leave practice it's been affecting my confidence, social skills, and my grades. i can't decide if I should drop or not, when I'm in there I feel really bad but, don’t want me seem like a quitter either. If I drop this class this will be my second withdraw will it look really on my transcript.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-23 10:25 ID:7yJdDtKJ

Have you talked to your instructor about what you explained in your post? He's in the best place to integrate you to the class.

You could also try to convince another newbie to join, but I guess it's too late for that.

Nevertheless, if it does not work out, cut the losses and leave, there's no point in wrecking yourself over that.

3 Name: Arabesque : 2009-09-23 20:33 ID:lkAtyDg6

>I had been to practicing for 4 weeks and I feel miserable in there.

4 weeks in a martial arts class? Sorry to say this but what you wish for can't be rushed. You only start relating properly to people and getting their respect (in martial arts classes) once you achieve some decent things and skill knowledge and things like that.

It's not a way to socialize, it's a martial art, remember, that's what you're there for.

And if that's not the reason you're there for then just give it up and try something that can also get you friends but that demands less from you and your body.

Good luck.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-26 10:29 ID:Y3f4aKB5

Wrestling is difficult to learn. When I started wrestling my freshmen year in high school I had already been doing judo for 4 years, but grappling and wrestling are completely different and I sucked at first. However, I stuck with it and come senior year I was captain of the team. Now I would choose wrestling over judo any day and, if you commit yourself to the sport a little, it's a great way to make friends.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2009-09-27 01:14 ID:+74uFsw/

OP here.Thank you >>2>>3>>4. I have decided to commit to wrestling and stay enroll in the class. When I joined I expected someone to hold my hand because I was new. I understand now that I have to take the initiative and improve on my own. Maybe as I get better I will be able to beat some of the guys earning there acceptance and respect.

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