Really struggling and falling behind in BJJ

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Evenflow80, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Russky

    Russky Green Belt

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    There is no problem other than unrealistic expectations.

    Would you expect an old, overweight, out of shape guy to start tapping everyone left and right after one year of training? STFUAT.
     
  2. Russky

    Russky Green Belt

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    5 years is good to start judo. Bjj clubs I've seen so far are boring for kids.
     
  3. Evenflow80

    Evenflow80 Green Belt

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    Honestly for my age I'm pretty toned. But cardio is an issue.
     
  4. Dirty Holt

    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    I wouldnt say 18 months is a beginner, but even if you were a few months in, at least 3-4 rounds.
     
  5. Evenflow80

    Evenflow80 Green Belt

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    How many days a week ? I appreciate your advice very much btw
     
  6. freakroor

    freakroor Green Belt

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    it worked for the miyaos

    seriously though, he may train 6 days a week but it sounds like he could do more sparring. also, watch more film, easy to do anytime.

    situational sparring would be beneficial as well, to address the weakest aspects of his game.
     
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    andrewm2211 Orange Belt

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    yeah you still roll everyday but you don't think that's enough? I don't get it
     
  8. vcmmafan

    vcmmafan Dark Knight Returns

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    This
     
  9. Evenflow80

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    This what ? Not sure what you are referring to
     
  10. Evenflow80

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    Well some very knowledgeable people on here are saying it's not enough because I only roll 2 or 3 times a class. How would I know if that's the norm or not without asking?
     
  11. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    Once again.
    It is a forum and you cannot just tell people to shut and keep training.

    In thus case, ts is not that old. He is not overweight. Actually I think he is small and that is the reason of his problem. And he is putting lot of training. Already.
     
  12. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    But he can't.

    Seriously telling that the answer is dedicate like the miyaos is not the answers
     
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    2008 Green Belt

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    It's not really training if your not doing any hard rolling sessions. It's has to be technique + rolling. Technique only classes will only take you so far. Hard rolling is what sharpens everything.
     
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    I agree.... just have to find the right amount for my age and my goals and that's what I'm hoping more knowledgeable people on here can help me determine:)
     
  15. Evenflow80

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    Yeah I'm most definitely NOT overweight. If anything I need more muscle mass and weight
     
  16. Russky

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    With BMI 26? lol
     
  17. Evenflow80

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    Frankly I think i need more weight / mass/ muscle or something. Pic is me
     

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  18. Gl0kta

    Gl0kta White Belt

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    Cardio tends to be scored subjectively.

    Do some tests find out if you actually have bad cardio before blaming it.

    Normally gassing is intensity related.
     
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  19. freakroor

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    i was kidding. re read my post
     
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    Just my opinion, but I think people often make the mistake of looking for abstract answers to tangible problems. You getting dominated by less experienced people is probably not because of your training regimen, age, cardio, intensity level, etc, it's because of some very specific technical things you're doing or not doing that are allowing people to beat you. Most likely, you're lacking important defensive fundamentals in your guard. Also, you may still need to develop a simple yet effective gameplan necessary for success at lower belt levels.
     

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