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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by raines513, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. raines513

    raines513 Blue Belt

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    The past few week, right after I got from vacation I feel like I have
    gotten worse at bjj. I've been subbed more often and have been getting sub'ed
    by people that were not able to sub me a month ago, I'm a little bang up
    and have a competition Saturday so I don't know if I'm just doubting
    myself but I feel like I have regressed. Has anyone ever felt like this has
    happened to you?
     
  2. Rws177die

    Rws177die Yellow Belt

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    All the time, lol. I describe this as a game of frusteration
     
  3. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    You will have good weeks and bad weeks. The key is to have focused training, pick specific things to work on.
     
  4. Doop

    Doop Purple Belt

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    thats whats so great about it. no matter how long you have been training or how good you are you still dont know shit and you still have room to improve
     
  5. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    You live by the sword, you die by the sword.
     
  6. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    What you are forgetting is that you are not the only one progressing. Everyone else is getting better everyday as well. Everyone is arcing at different intervals. One week they might really be getting the hand of mount retention, that might be the same week that you realize your mount escapes are lacking. Ebb and flow friend.
     
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    korleone1911 Blue Belt

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    This ^ good post man... people often times forget this. this is especially evident when some one who has more experience than you stops training for a while... you intensify your training, then they come back. They think "oh, I've gotten so much worse than I used to be", when, in actuality, they may have gotten a little worse, but You've gotten better... so the notches between the two places on the number line grow exponentially.
     
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    GetBeasty Orange Belt

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    Also you mentioned you were on vacation? Beer & lazing about generally make my game weaker...
     
  9. judogido

    judogido Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie! ...

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    I'm not doing as well against my clubmates as I was when I first started. However, I'm trying to bulldoze less and technique more.

    But training is always ups and downs. You have to endure the low periods so you can ride the ups when they come.
     
  10. closequarters

    closequarters Purple Belt

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    What about instances when just one part of your game is suffering. It seems like my sweeps and guard passing is steadily improving but my submission game seems to be regressing.

    Any advice for shoring up your submission game? Should I concentrate on a few submissions and try to master them or perhaps my training partners are used to my subs and I need to add new subs to my game. Is there a certain way of thinking submission specialists have compared to guys who constantly think about positioning first and only get subs when they fall in your lap?
     
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    An end for Purple Belt

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    I feel mostly that the people are getting better than me. I'm VERY used to bad days...
     
  12. Mala

    Mala Yellow Belt

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    Again, I'll pull this out for ya.


    “At Careca’s academy, my first real jiu-jitsu memory was that I was not one of the talented students. Careca confirmed this to me, and oddly enough, I beamed with pride. How strange to be happy about a lack of natural skill? For me, this elation stemmed from my strong performances, both in class and at my first few tournaments. When I had to work three times as hard as my classmates to learn something, I knew I was not the wunderkind. When I saw new students excel where I struggled, I understood that my time in jiu-jitsu would be all about determination. Nowhere was this more obvious than when examining my relationship with Chuck, one of my closest friends at Careca’s. Ge was si flexible and fast (and flexibility is a talent), but he did not train like me. He didn’t need to. What took me days of training to learn took him only minutes. However, as time went on, he drifted into drug use and focused less on training and more on his own talent. He knew that he could always “just pick things up.” As a result of our two diverging attitudes, I started to win even more championships, while his performance plateaued. The reason is simple, I slept, trained, ate well, focused, resisted partying, and excelled. Talent can help so much in the beginning, but you cannot reach the top without hard work."

    Galvao
     
  13. Killaz2k

    Killaz2k White Belt

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    Everyone has a bad day every so often, mental lapse or just physical beat down, in the end you get better though.

    Well I have anyway.
     
  14. Solidus Snake

    Solidus Snake Purple Belt

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    Good/bad weeks for me too, but all in all I don't ever see myself really getting worse.
     
  15. darkgojira

    darkgojira Orange Belt

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    ever hear the phrase: You'll get at worse at something before you get better at it?
     
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    SFinclined Purple Belt

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    I have absolutely felt like I was getting worse, fortunately I figured out it was that my confidence had lessened and was resigned to "losing." Then one day I started telling myself i'm better than this guy, even if I knew I wasn't. My jiu-jitsu immediately got better. It might be in your head, the mind is unbelievably powerful.
     
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    philodox Orange Belt

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    I am in this same boat...
     
  19. Doctor Gonzo

    Doctor Gonzo Belfort's TRT-inspired mohawk.

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    I think its up and down for everyone, some people handle it differently, it gets to me sometimes but tomorrow is a new day
     
  20. ShowUsYaJits

    ShowUsYaJits Orange Belt

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    What belt are you? I tend to follow the Saulo school of thought that says get good at subs last (that aren't from your guard, and get good at those at the purple belt stage).

    My thoughts are that if the rest of your game is that good that you can end up lolling around in superior positions for an eternity, what do you need to have an endless bucket of subs that you are crap at? Why not just have one that you have internalized. And if it's MMA or a real fight, you should be able to improvise hammerfists, elbows and knees on the fly.

    (Doing my part to produce the next generation of Aronas)
     

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