Thread: Frustration with Training
7/23/2009 2:49pm, #81
Yet if I have a competition coming up he's the one I play. Every day, every class, every time. Why? Because I HAVE to play better, move better, throw harder, roll better because he will eat me alive if I don't.
He's still a cock, but I learn to step up my game because I REFUSE to be thrown by him, REFUSE to tap to him and have to bust my ass to make sure I don't have to!I do not aspire to be great, or even good, I hope to suck a little less then last class.
7/23/2009 3:05pm, #82
I get it - I don't mind going hard and being dominated - a black belt deserves to throw his weight around some. But what did he get out of this session? I got nothing out of it other than my ass kicked. Where's the benefit to anyone?
Maybe I suck too much to understand all the great things I should have learned...I'll grant you that possibility. But I know enough to tell you that this **** was full on brute force finshing. The 2nd time he had my back, right arm trapped low, head and left arm stuck inside a nasty neck crank, and I was stretched out fully. Helpless. (I wish I had been able to see myself.) A neck crank is a bully fuckin move.
Hmm...now that I'm calm I have to admit that I didn't tap early. And I um struggled and defended (aka kept breathing and hoping he'd get tired) maybe a little longer than necessary.
I just realized I suck worse than I thought I did 10 minutes ago.
7/23/2009 3:09pm, #83
There is a guy in my sub grap class that is a complete asshole. He has a brown belt in BJJ and lets you know it. If he taps you (which he does so frequently to me that I should get some sort of frequent flyer miles) he says,
"and thats why I am a brown belt". If you even get close to submitting him he gets all huffy about it.
On the reverse side, there is a brown belt that I love to roll with because he will let you (you dont know it at the time) get into a good position just to see what you can/will do. After he reverses me he explains what happened and why.
There is always some asshole that you train with. I Spar/roll with them the same as I do with guys I like.
If I let my anger/ego get in the way it only hampers my learning.
7/23/2009 4:46pm, #84Originally Posted by oldman34
7/24/2009 4:19pm, #85
I've found guys like that to be occasionally handy also, even if I'm not training to compete, because I sometimes have a rough time getting to that "get them" instinct. I wanted to write killer instinct but don't like the way in sounds in this context.
But with that guy, I have no problem going after him with aggression. Because I know he's going to do the same no matter what mood I'm in or what I'm trying to accomplish with my training that particular day.Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.
-excerpt of the poem called "Desiderata," by Max Ehrman, 1927.