A Choose Your Own Adventure story by Jiu Jiu.
Your BJJ teammate has a great looking face, nice body, and you share the same hobby! Excellent! What should you do now? Ask them out, of course!
If they say yes, read paragraph A. If they say no, paragraph B.
A. I’d love to go out with you! Congratulations! You guys go out on a date. If it goes well, read paragraph C. If it doesn’t go well, paragraph D.
B. “Thanks, but I want to focus on my BJJ now.” Wow, tough breaks. There are other fish in the sea. If you’d like to handle this maturely, turn to paragraph E. If you’d like to raise a stink, paragraph F.
C. Your date went well! You guys connected, you get the feeling they want to see you more, and you can’t wait to go out again. You see them the next day during BJJ class. If you flirt with them, turn to paragraph G. If you keep things professional, paragraph H.
D. That really sucked. Wow – what an awful date. There was no chemistry and you actually spilled wine all over them. Unfortunately this definitely won’t be happening again. If you want to act maturely about it, turn to paragraph K. If you are a sad, mopey mess, paragraph L.
E. Ah well. Hey – nothing ventured nothing gained. You act normally around them, you train together normally, and although you continue to wonder “what if” you drop it and focus on the BJJ. You and your teammate work together earnestly to practice for the upcoming tournament, and when you eventually make it to the mundials and you both earn gold medals! Congratulations – you have a teammate for life! The End.
F. Stupid jerk. How dare they not respond to your charm! If you continue to pursue them, turn to paragraph I. If you punish them, turn to paragraph J.
G. Hey baby. After that smokin hot date, you see them in class. Your eyes lock and you know they’re thinking the same thing as you. You smile as you see them and are a bit disappointed when they choose a different drilling partner. However, success! You have a chance to spar with them, and once you start rolling, you take their back and whisper in their ear “This is what I’ll do to you later.” You continue your awesome game throughout class, and every time you see them. Unfortunately, your coach and teammates and your partner all feel uncomfortable by your actions, and you’re asked to leave. Choose a new BJJ club. The End.
H. Keepin it real. You go the professional route. Your BJJ is terribly important to you and it is to your partner as well. When you are in class with them, they’re just another teammate. You might be thinking “ooh la la” but you keep that to yourself. You only bust out with the “sexjitsu” stuff when you guys are “wrestling” in private. But when it’s time for jiu jitsu – you are all business. You and your teammate progress, and your coach and your teammates feel comfortable around you guys. Congratulations! You have a successful relationship! You get married and have lots of BJJ babies. The End.
I. They just don’t realize what they’re missing. You need to let them know. You ask them out each class, when you’re drilling you make sure that you’re extra close and that you’re wearing your sexiest scents. You let them know that this BJJ stuff is “transferable” if you know what I mean, and I think you do. Your coach comes and talks to you and says you’ve been sexually harassing your teammate. Choose a new BJJ club. The End.
J. Stupid jerk. How dare they rebuff you! They’re going to know they can’t get away with this. When you’re partnered with them you make snide remarks about their techniques. You roll with them roughly and never give an inch. When you’re not rolling you talk about how stuck up they are with your other teammates. Your coach comes and talks to you and says you’ve been harassing your teammate. Choose another BJJ club. The End.
K. There are other fish in the sea. Hey – sometimes these things don’t work out! You go back to class, with the intention of going back to how they were. You see that person. If you feel awkward, read paragraph M. If you feel okay, read paragraph N.
L. Oh my god I was such an idiot. You go to class the next day and see them there. Tears well up in your eyes for the BJJ babies you won’t be having with this person. How could things have gone so poorly. You mope about and have lost your luster. BJJ just isn’t the same. Your coach comes and talks to you and says you’ve been making your teammate feel uncomfortable. Find a new BJJ gym. The End.
M. Oh god this is worse than I thought! You get to class and see them and you can’t make eye contact! When your coach has you partner up together and you’re practicing north south, your face turns red and you decide to sit out. You aren’t sure how to spar with them – are they going to think you’re flirting? Oh god! Your coach comes to talk to you – you’re making your teammate feel incredibly uncomfortable. Find a new BJJ club. The End.
N. Hey, what’s up? You see them the next day and you both laugh about the date. “Hey – at least we both know now.” You treat them like things were normal. You drill normally, you encourage them, you spar normally, you treat them like just another teammate. Your team goes on to win the championships and you train together for years to come. Congratulations – you have a teammate for life. The End.
My very first CYOA story! I hope you enjoyed it half as much as I enjoyed writing it. Have you asked out a BJJ teammate? How did it go? Would you ever ask one out? Look for part 2, coming soon!