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Creation Date: 09-20-2004 04:38 PM
Devon Natario
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In General Relaxing? Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #70 New 12-27-2005 10:17 PM
I noticed today that I don't fight as much against my opponents anymore. I try to relax so much that I lose a lot of ability to get out of certain movements in Submission Wrestling class. I feel like I just go with the flow and try to capatilize on their mistakes instead of forcing them to move where I want them, or to take their balance.

I know in Aikido I was the opposite. I still had my Jujitsu training prior to Aikido and I forced everything and took balance instead of manipulating energy.

I felt this was a strong focus in Aikido, at least for me it was.

I am starting my third month now in BJJ and Submission Wrestling and I am still just as relaxed as I was when I learned how to relax in Aikido.

I feel it hinders me at times and I try to force and take things like I used to, but something inside of me makes me want to relax now.

It's like I can never get it right. In Aikido I couldn't relax for the longest time, and now I can't stop relaxing.

My instructor says, "Don't just wait, be aggressive!"

I think, "I just spent years learning how to be passive, and now I have to go back to how I was."

I think I may have done these in the wrong order. I should have gone to BJJ first, and ended with Aikido.

I will be back at Aikido, I just want to learn how to tighten my groundwork and stand up fighting too.

Muay Thai and BJJ offer the best of everything.... Of course I am training in a MMA studio, so that is the focus.

Okay Im out of here
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