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8 Types of People You’ll Likely to Encounter at a Martial Arts Training Camp

by Rebecca Dawson

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If you are planning to join a martial arts training soon, I suggest you to observe those you meet in the camp. You will notice a few people with specific traits which will help you in understanding their preferences and their personalities.

While you might not fully agree with me, truth be told, all martial arts trainees fall into one category or the other. Don't believe me? Read on to find out more! 

Here are the 8 types of people you’re bound to meet at a martial arts training camp


The Endorphin Junkies


Endorphin junkies never miss an opportunity to train and work out

These martial arts enthusiasts are best known for their high testosterone levels. Endorphin junkies are full of that unbeatable energy and positive attitude and know how to channel their energy in the right direction to be on top of their game all the time. They work out to be in their best physical self and attend 2-3 martial arts classes every day - no matter what.


The Permanent Residents


Martial artists who live, eat, and sleep in the camp would fall under this category. For them, the camp serves as a second home. For many, they have much devoted to the discipline(s) they’ve chosen that they prefer living in the camp rather than in their own homes. Addiction is what some people call it, but for them, it's their life!


The BJJ Lover


BJJ lovers are obsessed with their training


As the name of the category suggests, these people are those completely dedicated to – or dare I say – obsessed with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). They have their eyes set on their goals and try to achieve them with absolute diligence. As a newcomer, the BJJ practitioners do face a lot of humiliation every time they step on the ground. But this makes them even more determined to face difficult opponents and situations. These warriors are always busy in watching videos related to new techniques and live by three principles: courage, benevolence, and politeness.


The ‘Green’ Men


Men with the ‘right’ eating habits can also be spotted in a martial arts training camp. They know the details of nutrition and the amount of food that they should be eating daily. They indulge in a diet regime that is good for digestion, increases energy and is good for overall health. A Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter keeps himself clean by using products such as body cleansing wipes, to refresh themselves after training. This ensures that they don't fall sick and lose the edge they already achieved through the maintainance of good habits and hygiene.


The Professional Fighters


It takes mental and physical toughness to become a professional fighter

These martial artists are those who have been spent years in training. They are now professionally skilled and maintain a high level of fitness in order to compete. Usually, they are trained in a combination of multiple disciplines such as: boxing, Jiu Jitsu and MMA. Qualities of successful professional fighters that set them apart from the rest include intense focus, willingness to work hard, and are well updated on their knowledge of the disciplines they train in.


The Next World Champions


The people who have learned the basics of martial arts and are perfect in every form are the next world champions. How can you ‘spot’ them? Well, more often than not, they have the following qualities:

  • They have vast knowledge and experience in various martial arts disciplines.
  • They turn embarrassment into motivation.
  • They know how to dominate any opponent.
  • They don't get hurt easily.
  • They learn from their defeats.


The Muay Thai Aficionado


Muay Thai Superstar - Tony Jia

A person spotted in Muay Thai classes and nowhere else can be classified as the Muay Thai aficionado. They have made this Thai martial arts form as their way of life and have no interest towards any other disciplines – come what may. 


The ‘Changed’ Men


Some men we meet at training camps can take you by surprise with their total transformation. They are the ones whom you initially remembered as being extremely lazy and lethargic yet now they have become so good with their practice that they seem to have surpassed the progress of all of their peers!


So, have you spotted some or all of these types? If not, go ahead, explore the camp and get to know these characters. Chances are, you’ll find them fitting into one or more categories I’ve mentioned above - and perhaps, a few more that I have missed out. If that’s the case, feel free to share your observation!


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