Rodja Support Thread
- 05-29-2007, 12:25 AM
Rodja Support Thread
I am not a very active member on this site, but I have been training with Rodja for a few years now. As some of you may know, he lost his MMA debut and has really struggled with his breakup from his GF. I have never seen him this distraught or depressed, but I know he can break through. I think he is just feeling lonely and he has told me about how much he loves this sight and he really appreciated it when people were supporting him while he was training. Any help with this would be great.:bruce3:
- 05-29-2007, 12:34 AM
Rodja's a great guy, and besides his gollum imitations I've got no complaints. Rodja did a great job in that fight despite the physical/emotional distress he was enduring. Big ups to Rodja, and I can't wait to see him win his next fight.
05-29-2007, 01:12 AM
05-29-2007, 02:10 AM
Keep your head up Rodja, you got us in your corner. Remember "when the going gets tough, the tough get going". This bro is a class act and he makes AM a better place, show your support
05-29-2007, 03:22 AM
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05-29-2007, 11:13 AM
Rodja Im pullin for you bud.Lifes about getting knocked down but character is made by getting back up.Youre in my prayers!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths . Proverbs 3:5-6
05-29-2007, 11:24 AM
Rodja...you are one of the guys here that is ALWAYS helping people out when they have a question. You were one of the 1st guys that helped me out when I started posting. You are a great asset to this board. The fact that you have a friend who would go online and post this because he cares about you speaks VOLUMES about YOU as a friend.
Grmlock, you are a good friend.
Rodja, make sure that you read B5150's link:
Rodja, God never says it going to be easy, just that He will be there for those that believe!
05-29-2007, 11:46 AM
Rodja, My brother the world is yours, I have personaly learned alot from you. All you have to do is research Rodja posts and you can tell what kind of guy he is, he has a lot of knowledge and he has know problem sharing it. And many times he is one of the first to respond to a post to offer any help. Just keep your head up bro this will pass with time.
05-29-2007, 01:21 PM
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05-29-2007, 04:13 PM
Hey Rodja! You are now a man! HAHAHA! You're going through the rite of passage that most, if not all, of us had to endure. Not to mention, stepping those brass balls of yours into an MMA ring! Tough times don't last. Tough people do and you seem more than equipped. Oh and Grmlock, we should all be lucky enough to have a friend like you!
05-29-2007, 04:53 PM
05-29-2007, 05:03 PM
He's a good man Rodja...as are you! You've helped a lot of people on this board. This is the least we could do!
05-29-2007, 07:47 PM
I posted this in another thread, but thought it might help here.
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7beh4v5c5c"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]
Here is some old school inspiration. When I saw this thread I thought about the importance of tapping into that fighting spirit that is present in all of us. I like the example in this clip. You will notice where Benny gets knocked down by a good right from Okau at about 1:53 and pops up smiling. Look how determined he is. Instead of being chagrined by the knockdown, he is energized. You will notice him getting knocked off balance later in the clip during the same bout. He continues to persevere. Watch for the reversal of fortune to come. Check the stats at the very end. Those are for World Title fights.
Life and fighting are both full of highs and lows. Draw on whatever you can from inside of you and from those around you to persevere and overcome. YOU WILL PREVAIL! Good luck brother.
P.S. I love the throw at about 3:20
05-30-2007, 02:16 AM
Losing the fight definitely did not help me, but it is only a small part of my life that is bothering me right now. I will redeem myself for my loss, hopefully against the same opponent. There are so many thing that I need to get situated that is becoming overwhelming. Whenever that happens, I always remind myself of this quote, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." I did not get here overnight, but I will do my best to achieve my goals everyday.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-30-2007, 10:35 AM
I admire your perseverance and determination. They will be tremendous assets in your life for many years to come.
At 42 yo I have had the opportunity to do a whole 360° in some areas of my life.
I am reminded of the lyrics to a Queensryche song:
"Strange how the mind changes time and time again. Things once important, now pale in comparison."
05-31-2007, 04:16 AM
lifes not all sunshine and rainbows, the worlds are cruel and nasty place and it will drag you down to your knees if you let it
it doesn't matter how tough you think you are, your never hit as hard as life can. but its not how hard you hit but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, about how much you can take!!!!
if you know what your worth, go get what your worth but just be prepared to take the hit
rodja i've joked around about gluatamine with you in the past. but you seem like a committed and determined individual , good luck brother, and remember sometimes we just need to put things in perspective
05-31-2007, 07:18 AM
I alway go back and read Bruce Lee's The Tao of Jeet Kune Do , whenever I am at a cross road. It is a valuable tool when experiencing the perception of failure, but it is an invaluable tool when experiencing the perception of success!
Ultimately failure and success are the opposite sides of the same coin!
Good luck! Stay healthy and never stop fighting !
05-31-2007, 04:23 PM
05-31-2007, 04:47 PM
05-31-2007, 04:50 PM
I knew it didn't come from me.. just didn't know where it came from! lol
Something from my own experiance, although I've had others tell it to me also. If it wasn't for the crappy days I have, I'd never fully appreciate all the good days, and walking through the fear during those bad days makes me a better and stronger person.
05-31-2007, 05:05 PM
There are a few members here who's threads and post's I look forward too...Rodja is one of those
Thanks for your contributions
05-31-2007, 05:18 PM
Just keep your head up brother and remember that persistance overcomes resistance.
...and you're a good friend Grmlock!
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
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