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What do you think as you step on the mat to train and how hardcore is your training

I tend to ask myself "what is it I really want to improve today", my training intensity tends to vary with what i'm looking for from the session, somedays i'm just looking to think my way through a few things so I really slow myslef down, sometimes i go full bore for two hours and get to the point where I can barely drag myself home.
 
I take it seriously, but I have other priorities in my life. I can tell in each practice that I am getting better, especially when open mat comes around. The way I can tell I am progressing is that I quit taking "bait" for the same move, and get tapped by something else instead. For example, I used to get caught in triangles all the time. Now, I don't as much.
 
I keep a journal everyday I train, I list 1 move from each position that I will work on for that day
e.g.
GUARD PASS = escrima pass
TOP SUBMISSION = kimura
GUARD = arm drag
Standing = slip single

I go fairly hard most workouts, not full but about 85% but mainly trying to fix wholes in my game.
 
I just train to learn and get better every time I go to class. I'm in no rush, and I want to become skilled at EVERYTHING they teach, and soak it all up, then try and implement it in my game.

I want a firm grasp of the basics, and the ability to execute the basics in my game, before I move on to anything that advanced.

I'd like to be exceptional one day, but I know I have a very lengthy and difficult road ahead to achieve this goal.

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Train Hard..Fight easy
Ive got great trainers and trining partners that keep me motivated to train HARD and I love training..funnest thing I do so. I just try to have fun and improve every day
 
Ok I'll be the first of you all to say Im a lazy bum when I train. I do a half ass job on the warm ups and I leave exactly when class is over. I miss a lot of classes and I only train at most twice a week. When class comes around Im usually tired due to work. The only thing I do that I am consistent is keeping a journal and practicing about 15-20 min a day. I also love buying instructionals and practice on my basics 95% of the time. I admit Im lazy anyone else?
 
VTJas81 said:
Ok I'll be the first of you all to say Im a lazy bum when I train. I do a half ass job on the warm ups and I leave exactly when class is over. I miss a lot of classes and I only train at most twice a week. When class comes around Im usually tired due to work. The only thing I do that I am consistent is keeping a journal and practicing about 15-20 min a day. I also love buying instructionals and practice on my basics 95% of the time. I admit Im lazy anyone else?
Honesty is the best policy..Im tired after work too but my gym is like 1 mile from my job and my training partners will call me and bitch if I dont have a good excuse for not going
 
There are plenty of days where I can be lazy during warm-ups.

However once technique and rolling start, I'm 100% serious.
 
I can honestly say I've never given any thought to my belt as I arrive, unless I left it on the counter. By the time I get to class, thinking of anything along the lines of "tonight I'm gonna work on this", or "I am a this..." are kind of overdo. I'll read some stuff while at work, or run over some things in my head, but once I show up, I usually just think: "Thank god, it's time for class..."
 
My focus has changed several times. There was a period when I would train twice a day, 6 times a day, and there were periods that I would go to practice to try to vent the stress of life. Right now, I am starting to get back on the hardcore wagon.
 
I am a pretty intense person when i train....i am pretty agressive when rolling.
 
I think to myself, what kind of techniques do I need to improve on, and who can I roll with that will let me try those techniques? And then I also think to myself, who is going to kick my ass and help me improve my game?
 
I havent trained in a long while but when I did I paid attention in class but during live I generally had a particular move I learned online or from an instructional I would try.
Generally there were not typical BJJ moves so I would try it on BJJ to see how it worked.
But other than that I would just flow with the go.
 
TapSD said:
Honesty is the best policy..Im tired after work too but my gym is like 1 mile from my job and my training partners will call me and bitch if I dont have a good excuse for not going


Yeah after work I just want to go home and relax. I don't know how ppl can train 3-4 times a week after work
 
I go until I can't go anymore, I go hard in class until I am dead tired. Regardless if it is Judo, kickboxing, or submissions.
 
we train hard. never thrown up but ive come close. i do find myself more drained than when i finish regular weight training/cardio workouts
 
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