MMA Frustrated v.venting

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  1. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    I know I'm not the only one who ever feels this way, but at this point, I feel so stagnant I don't know what the hell to do.

    No progression that I can tell in nearly a year. Been a blue belt for just about a year now and am starting to get discouraged. :wtc:

    Just venting.
     
  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    when this happens sometimes i think you need to shake things up.

    if you suck at half guard.. ONLY play half guard.

    if you suck at passing standing, ONLY pass standing


    if you suck at armbarring people's left arm... you get the idea


    just try something new and it might open some new windows for you. works for me sometimes when i feel stuck.
     
  3. CRXican

    CRXican God Loves Ugly

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    At least your not a week 5 white belt. The blue belts love me :wtc:
     
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    U train now? havent seen u since the ot meat years ago that ended up at roscoes.
     
  5. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    how many days a week do you train? do you lift weights/do cardio?
     
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    CRXican God Loves Ugly

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    I've probably been to the dojo 5 times in the last 4 weeks. They've been open sessions and the only real instruction has been from my dad who's an "OG" black belt.

    I still can't get excited about going but when I'm there it's pretty fun. So much to try and remember all at once.
     
  7. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    2-3 days of BJJ and 3 days of lifting/cardio. Usually try to do BJJ Monday/Thursday/Saturday and lift Wednesday/Friday/Sunday.

    Been at the lifting pretty heavily for the last 4 years.
    Been doing BJJ a hair over 3 years now.

    I think the big thing is watching other guys in the school get promoted without seeing any more stripes or anything.
     
  8. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    don't worry about that. I haven't received even a stripe in the last 2 years, and ive been training bjj hard for 5 yrs, 6 months. Also have 2 years of wrestling on top of that, and consistent lifting/cardio as well. The real issue is the instructor just not doing what hes supposed to be doing and promoting based on merit. Its all too common for them to just not pay attention to certain people in the class. For you it hasn't even been a long time, so just know its common.
     
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    geekboy Target Agent OT Supporter

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    Is it common for people to feel stagnant after they been doing BJJ for 3-5 years?

    Is that because you haven't learn anything new?
     
  10. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    no, being stagnant is in fact a bad thing. I am a huge advocate of training in a way where your always improving. If you feel that you've become stagnant, then its time to change the training method.
     

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