Posted On:6/27/2010 8:32am
Style: Parkour, BJJ and Judo.
I've just started training BJJ and Judo and I'm having a problem. I have stacks of fun in class, and I definitely learn a lot, but instead of gaining confidence I feel a sort of pressure.
I fear that the same thing that happened to me in tennis will happen here. I played for so long but I was always afraid of playing someone I SHOULD beat and losing, that when I did I often would.
Playing competition and in the same respect, ego free rolling and randori is likewise fine.
But I don't want the same thing to happen with something as costly and important to me as MA. I do not want to waste years of my life feeling unconfident and mediocre in something I started off really enjoying.
I also feel that this could transfer into a real situation, where I could freeze up or lose confidence in my training, and not go for the technique for fear of failure. It sounds stupid but it is a problem with me that I want to address early in my training.
Last edited by RealManOfSteel; 6/27/2010 8:36am at .
Fasten your seat belts, and prepare for lift off
Posted On:6/27/2010 8:48am
Style: Combat Cuddling
Shut up and keep training. You're thinking too much, just enjoy it.
Posted On:6/27/2010 8:55am
try not to think so much about whether you lose or not, it's just training and you do this to learn
Posted On:6/27/2010 9:31am
Style: BJJ, Judo
They only way your going to loose in training is to focus too much on "winning". You are going to get "beaten" by someone you think you should beat that is a fact and it is actually a good thing. Getting beaten is a perfect chance to improve your game and step outside your comfort zone.
Posted On:6/27/2010 10:40am
Style: In transition
Come on, dude.
I would spend all my money in my bank account and stocks to go back to training BJJ again.
Count yourself lucky and every time you tap out, smile and say "Please, sir, may I have another?"
Posted On:6/27/2010 10:56am
Getting tapped is how you learn. If you develop competent skills your confidence should be boosted alongside said skills. If not...sports psychologist perhaps?
Posted On:6/27/2010 10:59am
Style: BJJ and MT at the moment
The tao of NSLightsOut: Training, stagnation and tapping - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
Posted On:6/27/2010 11:01am
Style: Kenkojuku Karate, Judo
Competition, to me, is just a means to an end, not an end in itself.
Unless you're a pro-fighter/ADCC competitor, in which case, what the hell are you asking us for?
Posted On:6/27/2010 12:35pm
Style: Hokutoryu Ju-jutsu
Posted On:6/27/2010 1:15pm
Try not giving a ****.
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