The Curse of the Blue Belt

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by LordarshynBJJ, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. LordarshynBJJ Blue Belt

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    Well guys, maybe a month or two ago I got promoted to my blue belt. I was happy as fuck but I think I'm cursed!

    I have been able to train maybe 6 days since then. The day after I got it I dislocated my shoulder and had to take time off. Came back for a few days, and what do you know, I got fucking ringworm, so I've missed the last week and a half.

    I want to train so bad that I am having dreams about it, and starting to get slightly depressed because I just got the blue, and don't want my game to revert back to white belt level.

    I am getting severely pissed that I can't train so I figured I'd vent here.

    Any similar experiences?
     
  2. BeRGLeZ Ramenbowl

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    It won't revert, if anything you will be rusty for a session or two and be back to 100%. Breaks are good, I came back from a 3 month break BETTER than what I was. Dreaming about jiu-jitsu allowed me to go over techniques in my mind and analyze MY versions of them.. sounds crazy but a lot of subs I have improved simply by *thinking* about them and visualizing it in my head, as if i were drilling it ...
     
  3. Cardio King Blue Belt

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  4. Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    That sucks. Try getting some kenshield to help protect yourself from ringworm. You'll be ok to roll soon enough. I've seen plenty of people take a break, jump back in then hurt themselves. Just don't go crazy when you return.
     
  5. Goat Meal Shhh Belt

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    wat
     
  6. Cardio King Blue Belt

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    Smells like an ego!
     
  7. Jason Pair Amateur Fighter

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    Don't get too upset about it. Just relax, enjoy the time to rest, and use it to go over your technique mentally. I train fanatically as best I can, though when I'm for whatever reason unable to I find a 2 or 3 week break actually helps improve my technique somehow. Doesn't hurt to give things time to get absorbed in your muscle memory.
     
  8. Trickster*** Banned Banned

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    You stopped training when you got ringworm? Your awesome! I hate guys who train with it!
     
  9. fatu Green Belt

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    so true! i always tell people this when they have to take a break (1-3 months) that mentally you will gain strength and in my experience i come back alittle out of shape physically but mentally i have actually progressed my jitz game.

    GL
     
  10. Yojimbo Brown Belt

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    Jesus I just want to bite into that!
     
  11. txfighter13 Purple Belt

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    No, that has nothing to do with getting a blue belt. That is just jiu-jitsu...deal with it.
     
  12. txfighter13 Purple Belt

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  13. LordarshynBJJ Blue Belt

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    I know that, but it all happened right after getting my blue and it made a good title.

    It sucks because since I got promoted I've been more motivated and want to train more than I ever have...
     
  14. Darksky Blue Belt

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    Put a band aid on that shit :]...spread the love, I do!
     

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