We all loose focus at one point during our trainning, mma is so big and there’s so much to do and learn…
This past friday the gym was pretty lonly (which I love) so I had the chance to roll with my coach for the first time, he gave me pointers and told me what I could work on, I was trying to do more muay thai lately and at some point he told me to focus on my jiu jitsu, but like any joung child I didn’t understand at first.
You see it takes longer for you to learn jiu jitsu than muay thai, and as a white belt I’m at a point on my training that all I need to do is roll…
We had the time to talk and help me understand where my training is going, I as well have my jiujitsu priorities which I had forgotten, what priorities? I wanted to be the first woman blue belt from the afternoon class… its a long shot cause there’s some steep competition, but there’s not a lot of us girls, so hopefully if I train hard enough I’ll get there, bottom line is jiujitsu is my one true love, if I had to choose I’d go jits every time, and I had forgotten that.
Coach always knows best, sometimes we don’t see that, but he’s been there a thousand times with other fighters, I have to learn to trust in that wisdom.
I’ll be working on my chokes mostly, my guard passes are getting better and I get my opponents back and mount easily, but once I’m there I fail to choose the correct submission.
That down time with coach taught me to be patient, I am merely a white belt, with a thousand rolls ahead of me, I love what I do so there’s no hurry I enjoy every step in my mma life.