to be. Training with tough partners should be a very small percentage of your
actual training. When you train with tough guys it wears on you physically. It
is harder to develop your game and technique because you’re not able to complete
or develop it.
When you train with lesser athletes make a mental checklist of what needs to
be tense (and with what end in mind) and what doesn’t.
Learn to relax and move with the opponent’s moves (and fight against them
less) e.g. if he goes for a sweep relax and let it go while at the same time
flowing and floating on him like a blanket.” Mike Colby, Bayless Jiu JItsu Black Belt