Thread: Motivation in BJJ
5/12/2009 11:36pm, #11
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- Warm, Biscuity, West Virginia
- Hillbilly Judo
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5/13/2009 12:21am, #12
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- Dec 2007
I'll train with you - you're not far away at all and I have mats at my house (and all sorts of physical conditioning equipment if that floats your boat).
...oh, and what Kintanon and jnp said.
5/13/2009 9:34am, #13
I talked to my instructor about how I was feeling today and he laughed at me. He says I have progressed so much its not even funny. The only problem is that I was absolutely terrible when I started. Hah! Thanks coach! He says he has seen it alot with people who were strikers for so long transitioning into a ground game. He says every single white belt not named BJ Penn goes through a period like I am and that he isnt worried because he knows how dedicated I am.
Thanks for all the advice everyone. Kintannon, I think I just had it so ingrained into my head to use technique before I use strength that I also added 'using my weight' into that eqaution and that is something I am going to work on tonight.
Yojimbo, Im so glad you are still here. I still have your cell phone number and would love to set something up. Ill hit you up later.
As a funny side note, last night one of the younger black belts in the karate school at our location locked his keys in his car. He was parked next to me while my instructor and I were talking. The kid and his friends whent inside the building to ask for help. I told my instructor that I had AAA. He smiles at me and says, I dont need AAA, Im Mexican.
He had a long wire in his trunk and we were able to jimmy the door enough to shove the wire through... hook the kids keys.. and give them to him when he came back. You should have seen the kids face as my instructor handed him his keys while his doors were still locked!
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5/13/2009 9:40am, #14
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- CMA, MT
5/13/2009 10:04am, #15"Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes of this." - 山本 常朝
5/13/2009 10:06am, #16
By the way, I forgot to mention that I'm the opposite when it comes to my weight. I've got some extra baggage that I'm sure I could live without, but I don't mind keeping it to use the extra weight to my advantage. I'm learning to fight, not model."Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes of this." - 山本 常朝
5/13/2009 10:30am, #17Website Administrator Tom Kagan just loves email, instant messages, private messages, text messages, tweets, status updates, and every kind of personal contact. You can reah him at his personal email account at [EDITED BY TOM KAGAN] or even on his cell phone number at [EDITED BY TOM KAGAN].
5/13/2009 10:31am, #18
No one mentioned it yet but start using Head and Shoulders as a body wash after you train. That stuff kills ring worm dead. Also, it has made my feet smell better because it is a general fungicide! lol
5/13/2009 11:07am, #19
5/13/2009 11:16am, #20
I find that these ruts are more mental than anything else. I was in one the other day and had to force myself not to get mentally defeated by bigger, better opponents. That I would keep fighting hard to escape, even though I was getting my ass kicked, and it worked. I then did better with everyone else.