Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28th

Very good training session today. For the past few weeks, I felt as if I was getting a bit cocky, just by my choice of training partners. I wasn't choosing enough people who either give me a hard time, or kick my ass. As a result, I wanted to reinforce that image of myself, and I kept choosing the same people I could beat easily. I was doing it half-consciously, but then I realized I actually need to get some really hard rounds to evolve.

I've realized that people keep getting insanely better, and I might start losing my "edge", whatever that means. To break out of the vicious cycle, which I could very well call a slump or whatever, I've decided to use way less strength than usual, and learn to flow more, most of the rounds, keeping my energy for those partners with extremely superior cardio, such as Olivier.

So I've tapped a few times today, mainly to either being out-manouvered by sheer skill or by speed, and I definitely don't think that was a bad choice of mindset. I feel I had a much better training session in this mindset than before, since guys actually get a chance to try their moves quite a bit more (I'm not forcing them into my game/guard whatever anymore with strength, etc), and I'm starting to learn once again.