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The Jiu-Jitsu Learning Curve – What to Expect

I 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 writer’s block.  I just found myself hanging on in closed guard with no game plan and unable to formulate one.  I talked to my instructor or sensei at last nights class.  He explained that what I was feeling was the natural progression of learning.  We take two steps forward and one back kind of thing.  It can also be summarized as graph.  You hit a high then fall back below that high as you learn more.  In time you exceed or surpass the previous high.  He helped me to understand that what I was experiencing was proof that I was continuing to progress and grow.  I didn’t need to worry.  I just need to keep working at it.  He suggested that when I go blank I should just move.  If I just freeze nothing will happen of course.  I need to just go for it.  I feel I worry to much about losing.  I need to remember I am there to learn.  With all learning failure comes with success.

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  1. […] 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 with some good advice and friends.  It was still […]