Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
I have never experienced natural talent before these couple of weeks. We all put the time in, and for the most part, mat time is king. However, every couple of years, some freak of nature walks in. He doesn't understand or respect established norms and just blazes past everyone else, just because he can. It remains to be seen if talent is combined with a healthy dose of serious work, for otherwise talent is meaningless. I truly hope that these natural athletes pave the way to better Jiujutsu and better sports in general: it is their job, their destiny or whatever else you want to call it.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
So this marks the second week I train using my new methodology. I am again starting to learn from every class and every Roll. Vas just taught me two things again. I can break a strong half guard with my elbow in between his legs instead of on top or I can sprawl but most importantly free my toes on the side I want to pass.
Last time I practiced my kimura escapes and today my balance. I am starting to get better again.
Monday, July 9, 2012
On the other side of the curtains, I realize more and more that I use the same moves (Which incidentally work well for me) over and over again. I know when to use a certain move, and I know what opportunities I create by having a certain move fail. My repertoire is pretty limited, but it's growing, I'm consciously linking more and more moves together. I have favorite grips from certain positions, and I'm dangerous with them. Well, dangerous is a big word... I'm functional.