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    LDS Judoka

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    Join date : 2014-10-19
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    Hitting A Wall

    Post by LDS Judoka on Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:14 pm

    I've had to re register because each new password I was sent didn't work. However this has overcome the problem.

    I've been doing judo now for about 6 years and am currently nikyu. Within 6 months I intend to be ready for the Ikkyu grading - I have all my points so its a matter of refining the Nage No Kata and the techniques for demonstration.

    My problem is that I seem to have hit a wall and I'm struggling with my motivation to train. Our club has 2 very fine but aged coaches and sometimes things are a little slow moving. I tried training with another club the other week with a younger ex Olympian coach and it was fantastic, however I am still struggling with motivation. I sometimes feel that I'm not progressing and I'm not getting any younger (just turned 57).

    I would appreciate any advice if any others have had similar periods during their progression and how you overcame it.

    Thanks heaps.
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    Stacey

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    Re: Hitting A Wall

    Post by Stacey on Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:36 pm

    So, are you asking if you should switch clubs?

    Meh, talk with your instructors about training at both places. Talk about the possibility of going to a clinic or taking a trip to another school - anything that will take you out of your current malaise by shaking you up a bit, making you see things a bit different. And remember to bring what you learned back to your dojo.

    r12477

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    Location : Melbourne, Australia

    Re: Hitting A Wall

    Post by r12477 on Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:58 pm

    Are you able to split your training between both clubs?  

    You might want to spend some time at this other club for the energy and excitement that training with a different group brings, while viewing your training at your existing club as that consolidating your technical ability.  Both elements of Judo are important and could have a place in your training.

    LDS Judoka

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    Re: Hitting A Wall

    Post by LDS Judoka on Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:53 pm

    Yes I am able to split training between both clubs and that's pretty much what I plan to do, but I will talk it over with my sensei.
    Thank you for your replies and good advice.

    Gus

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    Re: Hitting A Wall

    Post by Gus on Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:20 am

    My first Judo teacher , Akinori Hosaka, used to say that before we make a breakthrough we often have long periods,plateaus, where it appears we're getting nowhere. Maybe its the same for you ......
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    Jonesy

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    Re: Hitting A Wall

    Post by Jonesy on Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:35 am

    Everyone's judo has peaks, troughs and plateaux. Enjoy and make the most of the peaks - they will not last forever, train through the troughs - they are not permanent either, and accept the plateaux because everyone eventually finds their level.


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