What is a good way to stop people from talking to me & correcting little flaws in my technique when I'm trying to concentrate on fixing larger flaws in my technique?

I know that some gyms don't allow talking. & instructors can do a pretty good job of keeping those who like to chat in line.

Should I not talk back to the talkative partner? Ask them to not talk?

I want to say "Please be quiet, I've got this & your interruptions are making me lose my concentration."

Some training partners are great, & know when to interject. But I feel like some are trying to show off their knowledge at an inopportune time.

This might be a little opinion-based, but I'd really like some input from others who have been in the same situation.

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Quite frankly, yes, that's basically exactly what you do, ask them to stop giving you advice. If you want to be nice about it, thank them, but say that you really need to concentrate, and the talking is distracting you.

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    I agree, that's the most practical approach. And making sure to not talk too much myself. I think keeping a mouthguard in might help too. – admcfajn Nov 28 at 6:10
  1. He might suffer from ADHD syndrom. You need talk with him after coffee.

  2. If not, he may lack daily default conversation. Men's daily required talking volume is A4 7 pages.

  3. If you want to talk with him seriously, please meet in the late afternoon and after a few cups of coffee break.

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    This misses the point - the OP is asking about how to avoid conversation during class - such that they can focus on their technique and training. – Collett89 Nov 30 at 9:04
  • I hadn't heard that about a daily talking volume. Thanks for the info Tommy! – admcfajn Nov 30 at 16:56

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