5 Signs Your Jiu Jitsu Coach Likes Having You Around The Gym
I'm not gonna lie guys. It's kinda hard to know when COUGH COUGH O̶M̶A̶R̶ ̶S̶A̶N̶T̶I̶A̶G̶O̶ <insert generic BJJ coach> wants you at Mata Leao. Stoicism has its interpersonal implications and the strong, silent types (the BJJ black belt ilk) are often hard to read. BUT THIS HELPFUL GUIDE will give you insights as to how ya know your presence isn't just tolerated, it's welcomed.
Sometimes it's easy to feel like you're out of place at a BJJ gym. It takes time to make friends in a new setting, especially if you're an introvert. So how do you know that your BJJ coach likes you?
Here are five signs that your BJJ Coach Wants You At The Gym
IF HE CALLS YOU BY A NICKNAME, ROASTS YOU
One time when I was warming up by running around the mat with all the other students, I had forgotten my Gi Belt and had to run sideways and put my hands on my hips to keep my Gi Pants from falling down. Omar immediately goes " AYYYY It' a MATADOR EVERYONE LMAOO" and I could barely keep running because it was such a hilarious roast.
IF YOUR JIU JITSU COACH TRIES TO HELP YOU INDIVIDUALLY
So, if your coach comes by and instructs you or spends time on you in particular, it means that he's not actively avoiding you and is taking time to interact with you. He's showing you cool moves because he wants you to learn and if he didn't like you, he'd just ignore you and/or avoid you. So, don't take it personally if he comes over and tells you that you're doign everything wrong. He's just trying to help, yo.
They check up on you when you haven’t shown up to class.
If your coach reaches out on social media, gives you an email, text, or a call.... then the coach wants you at the gym. If they ask where you've been when you've had an absence for a while, it's not because they're giving you a hard time.. it's just that they're concerned about your welfare and also your training. Martial Arts is all about repetition. You can't get better if you don't show up. If your coach asks you where you've been, it means that they want you to get better.
Your Jiu Jitsu Coach gives you in-depth explanations to your questions
If you ask a question in class and they respond with a really good answer, or come over to you and show you the move, then this is a good sign. If they make fun of you a littttle bit, then this is an even better sign, and don't be embarrassed.
They Coach You At Competitions
If they show up, awesome. That means that they want you to win. If your match is at 9 am in Hillsboro and your coach doesn't show up, this is normal. If they show up anyway at 9 am in Hillsboro, they are your favorite student without question. If they corner you at all, then that means that it's a really good sign that they want you around the gym my dudes.