So after talking several other folks through how to deal with their slumps over the last 8 months or so I've hit one myself. The guys in my class that I'm better than I'm just plain better than. The guys that I'm not better than are gigantic purple belts or gigantic wrestlers and the gap between us is pretty big because of that. So I'm having a hard time bridging the gap between where I am and where I want to be.
Luckily I know the answer. Drill. Drill my A-game. Drill my B-game. Drill my backup plans. Drill my go-to-hell plans. Drill drill drill and drill some more. So tonight I'm going to abuse my position as instructor for the UGA Grappling club and get some No-Gi reps in of my A-Game no-gi sweeps and a few other things. See if I can break myself out of the rut.
TEN DAYS - You have not written a post in TEN DAYS! I missed your posts. Could that have something to do with your slump? If you write things down, does it help you sort through problems / issues with training?ReplyDelete
Wow, I had no idea I had people looking forward to these... Well, I promise to update more steadily again.ReplyDelete
The lack of posts is actually another symptom of the problem that is causing my slump. I'm getting married Dec 20th, which is awesome, but incredibly time consuming and stressful. So I've been working extra hard at work, and working on wedding prep, and trying to keep up with Jits and weightlifting. At some point something was going to suffer.