If you roll with someone all the time (someone who is about the same skill level of you) are you getting better or does it become a stalemate? My thoughts... Myself and this other kid were probably two of the first 5 students at my academy and we are within 5 lbs of each other. Maybe this is in my head but I feel he used to be better than me, then I was better then him, now he is better than me etc etc. I pretty much know his game; When is guard he will go the same two gi chokes, or spider guard if I stand up When he has side mount he will try to get the Darce choke When inside my guard he will try to escape the same way ETC (you get the point) So are we making each other that much better because when moves DO work on the other person (which is RARE at this point) becasue it must have been done very well bc the other person was waiting for it. OR Are we just countering each others games and not really learning new things? I have thought about telling him that I won't go for my "go to" moves and he can not go for his "go to" moves to force us to work on different shit. Anyway what are your thoughts on this? Do you have a teammate that is your rival (for lack of a better word) that you have a similiar situation with? Thanks!