I have heard it said that you are truly fluent in a foreign language when your dreams are in that language.
After I started BJJ I spent a lot of time thinking about it and trying to perfect my technique. The funny thing was I didn’t dream about it very often. Now that I have had to stop training at the dojo, I find I am dreaming about it more.
Case in point: Last night I dream I was in front of a large public building that had a open forum area. A man was acting very strangely and began to get violent. He came by me dragging what looked like a another man he had accosted. Without thinking about it I hoped on his exposed back. I got one hook in and my arms in place for a Rear Naked Choke. My weight pulled him down and he let go of the other guy and tried to get ahold of me. I was having trouble getting the second hook in but I was still able to cinch the choke tighter. Then my wife woke me up for work. D’oh!
My dreams seem to point in the fact I feel confident enough to use BJJ in a elevated situation but that my confidence is not rock solid. In most of my dreams I just can not finish.
I would be interested to hear about others Jiu-Jitsu dreams and their thoughts on them. How often do you dream about BJJ?
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