I’ve been taking BJJ for about four months now… My instructor recently told me: “You are technically very good. You get all the movements down and do them perfectly…you just freak out when you roll and forget what you are doing even though you know all the movements. Plus you have the perfect body for BJJ.” —which most of that was music to my ears. I thought I had been doing the moves all wrong but now that I think about it, I guess my form is pretty on point. He is correct, however. When it comes to rolling, I have NO idea what I’m doing. I forget all the moves I learned and am just intent on not getting submitted and recomposing guard. I have no idea how to transition from passing into submitting a person. My armbars suck…My strength is the triangle cuz of my relatively long legs (and I mostly roll with much shorter females).
That said, I think I have a processing issue. I always thought I had some kind of learning disability cuz of my inability to do well on tests. Like I understand different components of things (anything, really) but when it comes to putting these components together and making things out of it, I get lost.
Fuck. I guess I will just keep practicing… I wish I could have more rolling experience…but I don’t have anyone to roll with…other than when I get drunk and try to triangle everyone.