I have someone very important in my life that doesn’t understand. She doesn’t understand that I need to train. I’m an adult and I know I have responsibilities, but I haven’t really made training my priority time-wise in a very long while. If I get two classes a week, that’s good for me. I work 60 hours a week along with keeping up with a soon to be 4 year old along with whatever comes in the way and I think I do a very good job at it. It’s definitely not the most important thing in my life, nor do I want it to be. I don’t want to do tournaments every month, nor do I ever think I will make it to brazil or japan. It will probably be another decade before I get my black belt and I’m fine with that. I have to train.
It’s more than exercise, more than therapy, more than keeping my mind alert and interested, and its more than just plain fun most of the time. It’s all that and more. I will make it home as soon as I can honey and figure out to make it up to you.
Onward…. So I’ve decided to use Bernardo Faria’s game-plan alot lately and its been working. Face it, he is winnng alot lately cause two of the best in history are not competing right now for various reasons. He is not flashy or the strongest out there, but he gets the job done. He is a big fan of half-guard and heavy top pressure, double underhook etc passing and that’s my game too. Several classes ago a really strong and fast purple belt was giving me fits isolating my arms whether from guard or from mount. I watched a few videos and got a few tips from my instructor and I was able to shut his game down for the most part. I feel like i’m getting some of my stamina back and “seeing” things again.