Originally Posted by g'nightXX
Yeah, the second school doesn't seem like it pays as much attention to detail as it should. I don't see how everyone could grasp the techniques only going through them about 10 times. Do they break up the belts & sizes when doing free roll?
I agree. It has been very frustrating so far.
And no, they don't break anyone up. The school only has maybe 20 people that show up semi-regularly, and about 8 that show up consistently. They've all been studying longer, and are all larger than I am. That sounds like it might be good, for me to get better, but it has been a huge pain in the ass. Foreign country, transition, learning the language, being a foreigner, and then on top of that I'm about as low on the totem pole as it gets at this gym.
There are some very good guys there. It's primarily a competition academy, and it's just a new style and it's kicking my ass honestly. Half the time when I show up for the early class it's just me and the instructor, who is a world-class BJJ competitor. He completely wipes the mat with me, and despite the idea that "you need to roll with people who are better than you to get better" I'm pretty confident I'm not getting any better. I think that idea only works to a certain degree.
I can play 1 on 1 with Michael Jordan all day long. If he so chooses, I will lose from now until eternity because of the skill gap. Not gonna learn too much doing that either. It's kind of how I feel about this place.
Lol, not that I'm intensely frustrated though.