The absolute worst feeling in BJJ is.... | Page 3

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Evenflow80, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. CFGroup Green Belt

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    6 or 7 months?

    LOL!

    Start worrying when it's 6 or 7 years.

    Just enjoy the not knowing a thing and absorb as much as you can.

    R u connecting with the higher belts and building casual learning relationships?

    That's where you'll find the accelerated learning curve, not obsessing about the people at your level.

    It's hard to take anyone less than a couple of years in seriously cause there hasn't been a commitment established.

    6 or 7 months.

    LOL!
     
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  2. karma2burn Orange Belt

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    Unless you're at my gym. We've had several people out for long extended periods of time and they come back and it's like they haven't missed a day.

    We had this one 3 stripe blue who was with us for a while who was a goddamn beast and would just wreck me without breaking a sweat (I was a white belt at the time). He leaves for two years. He comes back and I remember watching his first roll with a seasoned blue who is evenly matched with me. I was like yeah bitch this is what happens when you take two years off. He proceeds to just dismantle the other blue in about 30 seconds. It was really demoralizing.

    I feel like I take two weeks off and it takes a month just to get back to where I was cardio wise.
     
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  3. Evenflow80 Blue Belt

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    Hey maybe your right. I'm not going to argue with you..sometimes I do go to class and I'm tired and my body feels burned out and I just do it in those rare cases just so I don't skip my daily workout.

    But most days I'm super hyped up and try really hard.
     
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  4. Evenflow80 Blue Belt

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    Well to be fair I WAS comparing myself to people that started same time as me...
     
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  5. Evenflow80 Blue Belt

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    Hey.

    To answer your question... I've had much bigger or higher belt guys tell me right before rolling that if I mind if they practice thier XXX whatever (i.e "hey I'm gonna practice mostly retaining my guard/ escaping side control/etc) and that was pretty cool. Doing it halfway through a roll unannounced kind of demoralizes the guy your with in that it makes it seem they started out serious, realized you suck, and just let you do whatever you wanted.
     
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  6. karma2burn Orange Belt

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    That's your problem right there. You are still struggling with your ego. People are going to progress at diffferent rates. There are going to be people that come in and in two weeks they'll be able to tap you out. If you expend all this energy worrying about other people you're not going to make it to blue or flame out quickly thereafter.

    Just worry about your own progress and keep showing up to class.
     
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  7. kenpeters8 Purple Belt

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    Getting tapped by a girl that's smaller and has less strength than you.
     
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  8. SummerStriker Black Belt

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    There is a city I go once a year on vacation. In that city, is a huge BJJ gym I like to visit once or twice while I'm here. I love the place, the classes, the people, the chance of running into famous fighters and so on and on.

    So I'm here, and I have one sprained foot and one broken foot from the same round of kick boxing, still hurt from three weeks ago.

    I even brought my workout clothes, like I'm going to go train anyway.
     
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  9. Scitney Blue Belt

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    Knowing exactly what you need to do, but being too physically exhausted to execute. Really makes me feel like a fat piece of shit.
     
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  10. karma2burn Orange Belt

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    Oh I know those feels. It is horrible. I used to be there for a really long time. Had breaks for injury, kid being born, work etc etc. I was always building my cardio up and then something would happen and I'd have to start all over again. Now I've been able to be consistent for the past year and a half and my cardio is really good now. Even as a bigger guy I can hang with the manlets with huge tanks. It's such a good feeling.
     
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  11. Evenflow80 Blue Belt

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    Funny you guys bring up cardio.

    I never realize show much bjj improved my cardio until yesterday. I have a beach here i would always go to get to it it's a steep cliff hike down and up that would always make me stop and rest 5 or 6 times.

    Yesterday I went back after months and didn't stop once or even breath hard. It was an awesome feeling
     
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  12. TheMood Blue Belt

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    Being able to make that walk/hike easily is more important than any progress you think you aren't making in bjj. Training a little longer to learn something won't kill you. Being unhealthy will.
     
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  13. Matsukaze Orange Belt

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    Haha yeah that's top on the list
     
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  14. Old Man Black Belt

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    You are going to quit sometime this year, unless you figure out a way to moderate your emotions. Highs and lows are good, the highs feel great and the lows motivate you to seek out ways to improve. But you don't want it to be so extreme that you feel demoralized.
     
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