Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by DonkeyKong, Nov 21, 2005.
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
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.
any training motto?
In my case : " Be aggressive"
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.
No pain, no torn tendon
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?
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.
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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