I Wasted a good training session
This is not in the other thread because it is not really constructive, I just needed to vent a bit.
Yesterday I started rolling with my mind set to working sweeps and more sweeps.
It all started out nicely, I got paired with a random white belt and I swept, mount, sub. For 5 minutes straight. Must have sucked for the guy but I was set on just doing that.
I worked scissor, sit up, an the one that andre galvao does (one hand on the knee, grabbing the pants, one on the sleeve controlling the opposite arm. Kick your heel towards his shoulder)
Second roll I get paired with a nice competitive blue. We kick it of and I bait him into a single, I spin to his back, seat belt, no hooks, he gets his hips high, shoulders low, shakes, defends well. We get back to our knees and I am thinking "today will be nice, I am working my sweeps and top game"... until he starts that stiff arm against my for head stuff, just pushing me of in my face. I think in the back of my head "there is a sweep/take down from the knees there some where" and I try to work grips... hand in my face, stiff arm.
It goes down hill from here. My competition ego kicks in, I genki sudo triangle, WTF?! I want to work sweeps. I try to recover and sweep into mount with the triangle still slapped on him. He gets his legs under my arms and tries to get out of the back, again competition ego kicks back in... roll to my back and finish. All the rolls after that I can't fix my approach. I only see armbars. I waste the next 4 rolls with arm bars... I just can't focus.
Is there any way you reset your mind when you fall back to your old scheme? My old coach would yell at me when he sees me climbing my guard because he knows what I am doing.