anybody else go blank while rolling?
i have been out for a couple of weeks with a touch of bronchitis. i got back on the mats for the first time last night and i swear i went completely dumb during a heavy roll. it was almost as if the MIB came through and flashy thinged me. just a whine i guess but it makes me realize how important consistency is in training. my self defense techniques and reaction time suffered severely as well.
I took about 2 years off so I know what you mean. 2 months in and I'm still shaking off the rust. Don't just go back to heavy rolling, do positional drills instead.
I got that feeling the first time i went back to the gym and started sparring again after being away at school and not having sparring partners. Definitely sucks, for sure. I agree with myke7777, gotta ease back into things with drilling, get the mechanics back first. As they say, gotta crawl before you can walk.
When students ask me questions i can fire off answers but sometimes rolling i forget to throw certain gi chokes or counters. For intance i always forget the bull pass counter...but i know it very well and its simple.