Help me become a nightclub bouncer
- 01-19-2008, 05:26 PM
- 01-19-2008, 07:34 PM
interesting...thanks for the tip, i am gonna look into this some. i've never had any sort of fighting training, so it'll be good for me anyways
01-20-2008, 12:14 PM
Your best weapon is your voice. Looking the part and acting the part both help. It's best to have both than just one, but in some situations, especially in rowdy nightclubs, it's best to be able to act the part. I'm not at all worried about getting into any verbal or physical conflict. I'm one of those people who just doesn't back down. I don't give up until I win. I'd say my only 'con' is the fact that I run my mouth and don't know where to draw the line. I'm known to have a very violent temper. I'm actually in something called the 'Violence Intervention Program.' It's the same idea as anger management, but it focuses on so much more and is much more effective. But, anyways, I'm a good size with a good build. I just need to get back into the gym and get back to the way I used to be.
01-20-2008, 12:30 PM
01-20-2008, 01:53 PM
I bounce on weekends occasionaly as a favor for a friend who manages a club here in AK, On sat night my wife and I were out for a few beers I was not working and just enjoying hanging out when a big rukus started just a few feet away from me, I reacted faster than the bouncer on duty and wrapped up the biggest guy in the fray with a guillotine and a arm bar, it was over as quick as it started, I have only had to get physical 3 times while bouncing, It is always the last resort when talking won't difuse the situation, It helps I live in a small town and know most of the patrons. I do it strictly as a recreational job for the bennys, I can say without a doubt that I wouldn't want to do it all the time or even in a bigger town. Muscleing up is good but your voice is your most effective weapon.
01-20-2008, 02:31 PM
WTF, so you guillotined him out cold and then broke his arm with an armbar? Who are you, Bas friggin Rutten. Not saying you're lying at all, just lookin for some clarification.
01-20-2008, 05:19 PM
01-20-2008, 05:21 PM
Learn how to talk to people, this will help you the most. I wouldn't worry about getting huge. Size helps but majority of the time if you know how to deal with people you can usually talk them down or atleast get them to walk outside with you and then its no longer your problem. I've been doing security since I was in college and have worked at one of the biggest clubs on the east coast so I know from experience. Also don't be a hardass, it will only get you in trouble. Remember people are there to have fun... and its not personal. People get drunk and are not in the right state of mind. A lot of guys I worked with(specifically smaller guys/tough guys) always got off on kicking people out and they were always the ones that got knocked the **** out or hurt when they tried to push around the wrong person.
For the most part... people will back down when the bouncers get involved but of course you always get those hard asses that try to fight you. I would definitely advise against hitting anyone unless it is absolutely necessary as pointed out in an earlier post. It will just be more of hassle for nothing. That doesn't mean dont protect yourself it just means think before you hit.
I could go on and on about the DO's and DON'TS but you'll learn once you do it for awhile.
01-20-2008, 10:42 PM
01-21-2008, 01:27 AM
01-27-2008, 05:36 PM
01-28-2008, 06:38 AM
If your not into self defense already, start learning. Cuz size and the projection of strength matters nyet to a drunken group.
01-28-2008, 06:40 AM
01-28-2008, 08:32 AM
What corrections dept is going to hire somebody fresh off probation and in an anger management program? IMO, the last thing you want to do is become a nightclub bouncer right before you are about to get hired in any law enforcement position. You can jeopardize your career if having to take any action in a physical confrontation, IE u kick someone out, get physical, said person sues you, now when you go to apply for an LE position, you have an open case, even if it is only civil. DOES NOT look good, trust me
01-28-2008, 11:56 AM
I've bounced and done private security for 10 years now. Your voice is the most important thing, i've talked down MANY dumb drunk ass celebs here in Minneapolis. ( Hi Allen Iverson. ..lol )
Anyhoo, make sure you focus on your flexability and reflexes too while ur muscling up, theres a lotta guys I work with that are jacked to the gills and can't move to save their lives. its kinda funny actually
01-28-2008, 12:05 PM
01-28-2008, 04:44 PM
Be careful bro I hope people aren't as lawsuit happy as they are here. I had to go to court for laying out a guy who was beating up his girl at the club. Then they both turn around and press assault charges for me saving her ass. LOL
Sorry I'm thread jacking now. My bad dude
01-28-2008, 05:21 PM
01-30-2008, 11:11 PM
01-30-2008, 11:12 PM
02-02-2008, 03:35 AM
Also, I'm not in an anger management class. It's called 'VIP,' which stands for the Violence Intervention Program. It's more like counseling than anger management. It's advertised as being 'voluntary,' but what happens if probation recommends it and you don't take the class? They consider it a violation against your terms of probation, put a warrant out for your arrest, and you get arrested. I'd much rather do what probation tells me, so that I can get this done and over with. They also tried sticking me into out-patient drug and alcohol classes, only because I've admitted to drinking and smoking pot in my past. The rehab facility conducted an hour long evaluation with me and came to the conclusion that it was nonsense for me to be referred by probation. So, that was a plus.
02-09-2008, 09:12 AM
No offense at all,but if you were 205 at 5'8" and asking what exercises to do,then you're either gifted or were juicing like crazy.I cant beleive no ones telling you to do more hardcore exercises(except for sq's and deads)Whoever said to do kick backs and called pushdowns the mother of tri ex is crazy(no offense again)I guees next leg extensions are the mother of leg ex.If you want big strong tri's,you focus on big heavy lifts like close grip bench and dips(the mother of tri ex)keep the elbows in and you will feel the tris working and they will get sore,maybe throw in some skull crushers as well.Only do the heavy lifts,they recruit more muscle fibers and cause more overload on the muscle,and being as strong as possible will obvisouly benefit you.focus on deads,pullups,bb rows,bench presses,military presses,dips,close grips,skull crushers,bb curls,chins,sq's,stiff legged deads,and some calf raises, because small calfs on a built guy is just ridiculous.Keep your reps 6-8 and maybe go lower every now and then.6-8will build size and strength,while the lower reps will build more strength than size,but will add up to size later.Good luck with your prob.,i got 9 months left on mine,the s**t sucks.my p o told me to be ready for a piss test next visit,i love having a guy watch me piss in a cup.I suggested this to another guy,go to t-nation.com to read their articles.they post 1-2 new ones mon-fri.their verry informative,helpfull,and some times funny.you can go to their article library(i beleive)to read their old ones.If you have been reading their articles for a couple months,you wouldn't of had to ask your question,same for a lot of other questons i see on here.If you're into bb,get a subscription to one of the mags,i like muscular development.you can never learn too much,I've heard pro bb's in their late 30's say their still learning.kai greene said his friend in martial arts learned that when he got his black belt,thats when the training actually began when he thought he would be done at that point.Kai said thats very similar to bodybuilding.
02-09-2008, 11:58 AM
Probation does suck. I'm waiting until I finish my VIP classes, so I can try getting my case expunged. That should be sometime around June or July. I wouldn't mind getting into MMA training and Karate, and Corrections in August, but you know how probation is. They'll try ruining every opportunity you get. No matter what, they'll try finding a porblem with what you're doing. I was involved in a domestic violence dispute, so they really bring the hammer down on me at times. But I tend to argue and make a point.
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