Originally Posted by sha
What I'd like to know is what a sports psychologist thinks of the "survival" mindset of Gracie jiujitsu as promoted by Ryron and Rener. Basically, "you do what you can, not what you want".
It seems like a very passive mindset compared to the usual "force your game on your opponent" strategy?
If you have mginaction, you should check out his newest discussion on the proper mindset during rolling. He basically advocates pushing yourself at all times no matter what level your sparring partner is. He also encourages people to open up their game... and if they get caught, its ok because its just training.
I think its pretty interesting because i remember budo jake interviewing michael langhi, and he also said he always trains 100%. Even jake looked surprised. lol