4/02/2013 3:56am, #101
OK I have had a lay off for a bit because of work. And I am an unfit fat **** at the moment.
Did some sparring with the coach (2 five minute rounds)
I was pretty us less and a punching bag after about 30 seconds.
I had the opportunity to learn and improve my game. I had the responsibility to help prepare my coach for an fight.
And I failed in both because I did not have the conditioning that hard warm ups provide.
I actually Said because we have discussed this thread in the gym"this is why we do hard warm ups"
If you are not conditioned to do he class how do you learn anything from it.
4/02/2013 3:57am, #102
Excuse my bloody silly tablet and weird spell checker.
4/02/2013 8:22am, #103
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4/02/2013 9:39am, #104
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I thought the warm-ups sucked when I first started training. I had only quit smoking 2 weeks earlier, and I started getting tunnel vision toward the end of my first warm-up. I didn't understand what the whole point of that crap was, or how all of these silly exercises would help me learn how to tap people out.
Fast forward about a year: I'm 30 lbs lighter, and I can roll with you for 30 minutes on end without gassing. I'm good at conserving my energy, I'm extremely focused on technique over power, and I'm starting to learn a little bit of jiu jitsu instead of moronic smashing/wrestling. I'm not much stronger than I was when I started, but I can handle knee on belly without tapping out, and I can last over 30 seconds with someone on top of me now....none of which were possible before I conditioned my body through these warm-ups to deal with jiu jitsu.
I'm by no means an expert, or even anything above a novice.....but the one theme that gets repeated a lot whenever I talk to higher level players is that your muscular reaction should be so solid and technical that you don't have to think about it. If you're thinking then moving, your'e going too slow and your opponent can adjust for what you're doing. I don't feel like I can get to that level of the game through drilling alone, I have to have complete control over my body and know that I can quickly snap over from one position to another as I'm rolling to survive/submit.
4/02/2013 11:23am, #105
bridge 1: Spaz
bridge 2: ego
bridge 3: strength
bridge 4: not dealing with strength
bridge 5: linear thinking
bridge 6: definitive moves
BTW this is me talking out my ass. I'm making these bridge names as I'm typing this without too much thought in why I have come to these conclusions. It was just to help you understand my mindset.
If I may share an anecdote; I showed up to a seminar I was supposed to put on as a SAMBO instructor. I watched everybody roll and my determination what I would show everybody. I sat everybody down and told them I would show them the crossbody armbar. You should have seen everybody's faces, I had 1 purple belt, a few blues, lots of whites and mixture of Japanese Ju Jitsu and Judoka blackbelts. I told them that I knew they wanted to learn leg locks but I think they would get more from the armbar. I then told them I would refund their money if they thought they didn't get anything from the session.
After 4 drills, breakdowns and critiques I invited each of them to come out on the floor and roll. The purple belt, 1 judoka and two blue belts took me up on the offer. I armbarred each of them within 4 minutes. I ended the session by telling them that it's neat to learn all these fun unique maneuvers but by doing it they neglect their basics. It's usually around blue belt when that happens.
I don't know what to tell you why this happens. My theory is that by blue belt a person has developed the ability to tap people without too great of an effort so they want to take off with it and they learning curve shoots up. They learn all these moves without really knowing why they work, I mean truly knowing why. Even today I learn different things about leverage and maneuvers of the basics and to me that's fascinating. Sure I can pull off flying toe holds, jumping kimura's, D'arce, Brabos, Weaving Heel Hooks, but it normally comes down to understanding the basics.
The reason why I shared this anecdote is for you to understand that things you may dismiss today as not necessary you may find useful tomorrow.
4/02/2013 1:10pm, #106
4/02/2013 3:50pm, #107
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4/02/2013 3:51pm, #108
4/02/2013 4:09pm, #109
4/03/2013 1:33am, #110
I just wonder if the people complaining about the first fifteen minutes and getting bang for their buck are still training in the last fifteen.
I find there is a lot of grind involved in trying to get good at this thing.