Secret Roll Club // I'm a Beginner, Can I Attend?
Posted on April 02 2017
Recently we had someone reach out to us who is new on their jiu-jitsu journey, and they asked us - "I'm a beginner. Can I come to a Secret Roll Club Event?"
The question was crazy to us, especially since that person was in love with what SRC events are all about. They even asked us to do an SRC at their school! So when they mentioned that they didn't come to the last event because they weren't sure if beginners were allowed, we were shocked!
When we sat down to think about it, their concern was understandable. It's tough being a beginner in jiu-jitsu - finding a place where you feel comfortable training, people you feel safe training with, and a culture & environment that you feel safe learning in, as well as dealing with the uncertainties that jiu-jitsu entails. Not just physical uncertainties (my right hand goes where and my left foot does what?) but also the uncertainties of what is and isn't acceptable as far as rolling, and the uncertainty of gym/dojo protocol (every dojo has different rules).
There is a lot to juggle for beginners (and skilled practitioners alike), and it can be very stressful, which is why we're so focused on trying to make our jiu-jitsu events stress free! Stress bad, fun good.
Going to a new school can be intimidating which is why we're so focused on creating a welcoming environment.
We'd like to say we've done a pretty good job. When people come to Secret Roll Club, they're smiling, having a good time, and working with each other. We promise no one is trying to take each others head off.
Check out this video from our last event. Two people rolling and having a good time, smiling, and laughing while they're doing it. There's nothing quite like it!
So if you're a beginner or you're unsure about whether an SRC event is for you - we promise it is. We'll take care of you, guaranteed, and everyone else will too. It's one big community. People will work with you if you're new, and even guide you through rolling if it's your first time - we saw it happen at our last event.
Not doing something because you don't know how is the worst excuse not to do something. You can only learn how by doing it.
We think that's a quote. If not, it is now! And if you're a beginner, or even if you've never trained before and you want to try, check out an SRC event! If you're still unsure, feel free to send us a message!
Looking forward to seeing you on the mat!
- The Secret Roll Club