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Jiu-Jitsu Mind Block – In the Slump

Have you had a training session where you got the equivalent of writers block?  For a period of time you are doing so well.  While rolling you have a easy time envisioning what move you should do next, how to stay ahead of your opponent, or what to do in a tight spot.  You function smoothly.  Then one day you come to train and you are like a blank sheet of paper.  You just can’t think of what to do.  You end up holding closed guard for dear life.  Its as if everything has slipped away from you.  Even your favorite moves you screw up.  Its very frustrating.  Its kind of like a slump.  I had one of those last night.  It really upset me.  I got a more aggressive guy to roll with and I just couldn’t formulate what to do.  The only think I can think to do is study hard this week and hope it breaks me out of it.

What do you do to break out of a slump or block?  I need a escape to break this choke on my mind, to put it into Jiu-Jitsu terms.

4 Responses to “Jiu-Jitsu Mind Block – In the Slump”

  1. […] do anything but hold guard for dear life.  I blogged my experience in these two posts, Jiu Jitsu Mind Block – In The Slump and Jiu Jitsu Learning Curve – What To Expect.  I over came the plateau I was stick on […]

  2. […] do anything but hold guard for dear life.  I blogged my experience in these two posts, Jiu Jitsu Mind Block – In The Slump and Jiu Jitsu Learning Curve – What To Expect.  I over came the plateau I was stick on […]

  3. […] I was very happy and excited.  Then something happened.  I blogged about it in Jiu Jitsu Mind Block – In The Slump and Jiu Jitsu Learning Curve – What To Expect.  I hit a wall.  I just couldn’t do […]

  4. […] blogged about the slump I was in the other day (Jiu-Jitsu Mind Block – In the Slump).  In it I noted how I was doing so well and then all of the sudden I got the equivalent of […]