I decided to go to the Cornell BJJ Club tonight instead of driving out to Syracuse. Actually, I ended up having a meeting with a student in a class I am a teaching assistant for so I'm not really sure if I'm the one who decided that I couldn't go to Syracuse. I am kind of glad Noe and I didn't make the trek all the way out there though. I was not feeling myself tonight.
I am sure it happens to everyone sometimes. I felt very lethargic and just had a lack of motivation tonight. Sometimes when I start moving around that feeling goes away but it didn't tonight. I didn't roll with anyone after the technique portion of club tonight.
We worked on some basic techniques from the mount. We did an arm bar after the person does upa and gets an elbow in, then the person on tops switches to technical mount. Second, we worked on an americana from mount. Then the scarf choke from mount. I like working on basic movements, especially at the club. Sometimes at the club I have noticed we work on things that are a little too advanced because most of the people there don't really know the very basic positions, like how to properly be in guard.
I think I am just where a new blue belt should be. I am starting to notice some smaller details that I never noticed or paid attention to before. I think I am also feeling a little intimidated I guess. I am not sure if that is the right word to use but I am feeling probably like a lot of newly promoted people feel. I know I deserve my belt but I am just going through the initial stage of insecurities.