Ahh right, I understand. I saw it in myself very early on and made a real effort not to do it. Cheers.
Originally Posted by BlueRabbit
As a beginner I still get very frustrated when I'm in a tight spot and I literally don't know of any techniques that might let me escape. Sometimes all you can do is stall for a bit until you find an opening of sorts.
What, Spazinho doesn''t get a mention?
That's called being patient and it's absolutely fine. Sometimes you can create the opening, but other times you have to wait for the opening to come to you. Just don't stall for 5 mins though - it's wasted training time. If you're absolutely stuck, then ask your training partner what to do from there. It'll obviously help you in your development, but it'll improve his game too, as he can then start developing what he does next from that position as well.
Originally Posted by The Last Starfighter
CW Slut Muffin
i still got love for you spazinho. just don't break my knees pulling guard!
Originally Posted by davids
man, when you're the nail, hang in there....until the day you become the hammer
our club doesn't award stripes. I personally like it this way, we all know who are the more skilled/experienced in each grade anyway.
Without that visual indicator I reckon psychologically it brings people together rather than isolating groups, as well as perhaps dispelling any elitist attitudes that can potentially creep into those further along the path towards their next belt.
Just my thoughts though, I'm well aware not everyone/academy thinks this way.