I know they serve a purpose, but for me, it makes it a bit more difficult for me to focus on just learning jiu jitsu. I could really stay a white belt for life.
I'd really like to forget last class...and I'm not exactly sure why. I even put off writing an entry or taking notes until four days later. I felt burnt out half way through the drills. It took me more tries and help and correcting than usual to learn the technique of the day. I was having a hard time applying pressure with my hips so I had to do a movement drill for hip pressure that I find incredibly awkward. I just tried it again...still awkward, but I figure a few more days of it and I'll be able to start applying it. I don't think it was really any worse than any other class. Definitely no worse than the beginning. I think I'm just still deep in the woods of BJJ. I rolled with a purple and a blue, and I'm still allowing myself to get stuck on my back and not using my hip escapes properly. I did, however, spot two omoplatas (good at the drill, never could see it while rolling).
I hate to admit it, but I think I'm behind where I expected to be after four months training...never mind missing almost a month around Christmas and just having recently started attending more than once a week. Gotta love unreasonable expectations.
I just tried FlowFit again and the knees feel fine. It was quite a bit easier, which I attribute to going to class halfway consistantly. I also think I may have made enough gains in hip flexibility to take some of the pressure off my knees. These few weeks off though...I can tell the difference it made. I stay looser when I'm doing it on a halfway regular basis. I'm going to have to start dragging myself out of bed and just, well, doing it.