So Real… You just gotta “Play” [repost]
Before I started saying “Keepitplayful” I would always say “KeepItReal.” It was something I heard on the radio and liked. Before long I was saying it on the mat and I noticed that students interpreted that as “go for real” or “go hard.” When you tell someone to go for real in most cases they will apply themselves at 100% to avoid having their guard passed.
I agree that you should have the confidence that you can keep someone in your guard but I also believe that keeping someone in your guard for over 30 seconds robs you of the side mount survival practice. Because i know it is so unnatural to only control and attack guard for 30 seconds and then allow space for your opponent to pass I came up with the phrase “KeepItPlayful.”
Only someone with a playful mindset can create the experiences that are necessary for comfort in all positions.
– Ryron Gracie
(reposted from Ryron’s post, “It’s so real it requires play.” 3/11/15)