Posted by: cjmajor | October 1, 2010


So I realize its been a ridiculously long time since I’ve posted.

My bad.

To update: I’ve now been training for almost 10 months. I have two tips on my white belt. I still hate  half guard. I’ve lost 17 pounds, and 3 inches off my waist. I do have a new love : De La Riva. LOVE. I don’t know what it is about it that I like so much, but it has changed the way that I move. I apparently have a thing for hooking legs and messing around that way. I’m enjoying opening up my guard and going to de la riva and looking for spider guard. (I have a bit of a harder time getting to spider though…) My biggest issues right now are staying on my back too long, stopping to think about where I want to go, and take downs. My instructor is getting on my case about always pulling guard. But pulling guard is just so comfortable. I know that I have to learn better methods, but I’m lazy. Recently, I dont know what it is, but I just can’t seem to muster up any passion for anything. I’ve been moving through my life like a robot.Go to school, go to work, go to practice. I just don’t care about anything any more. Jiu Jitsu used to be the highlight of my day and now it seems like everytime I go I leave frustrated. My guys are trying to convince me to compete in a tournament on halloween, but I don’t think I’m ready. One of the girls I train with at school goes “But you’re a bad ass! You HAVE to!” (lmao.) I think my training is starting to slack. I go to practice four days a week, but I just don’t have any emotion while I’m there. Its like I’m just going through the motions, and I think everyone knows that your jitz will suck when you have no soul in it.

So, suggestions for take downs? (Keep in mind I’m 5’2 and petite. Power is not my game.)

Suggestions for learning to fight for a more dominate position?

Suggestions for getting past this haze of apathy?

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