BJJ epiphany - flow like water, have I got it right?
I was going to post this in Ultra Newb BJJ tips but I thought I better get it checked before I start touting it as gospel.
I have been doing BJJ for about a year, 6 month regularly then the last 6 months whenever I can, usually about once a week.
I have been really struggling lately just trying to progress and getting no where.
Yesterday it's the end of class and I am rolling with my coach and he says to me "You are using too much strength you are getting worn out". I try and slow down and I think I am doing better, then he says to me,
"Stop trying to push where I am resisting, move somewhere else"
BAM - Just like that everything speeds up and I am using a lot less energy, within the space of a heartbeat I am having fun again.
I actually joked that why didn't he tell me this 6 months ago.
Anyway I have summarised it in my own mind to flow like water around my opponent. If he resists move elsewhere, he can't resist on all planes of movement at the same time.
Anyway I would be interested in feedback.