BJJ Training: 8 Tips to Keep You Improving
For all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, there are times when we feel our skill is a solid reflection of our effort and time spent on the proving grounds with our coaches and peers. Other times we may feel as though we are the lowest man or woman on the totem pole. Here are my BJJ Training: 8 Tips to Keep You Improving which will help keep you mentally focused, avoid feeling overwhelmed and keep you learning!
Being the Hammer
“Train your poor or weak positions“
Don’t get so caught up in being the hammer that you forget about improving all aspects of your game. Utilize your escapes and defense.
“Seek out bigger fish“
Keep the challenges coming from more experienced teammates. Push yourself and see how long you can keep implementing your game plan. Roll and train with those who have typically given your trouble with your passing, escapes, or submissions in the past.
Be aware of your options and don’t become over-dependent on your ‘go to’ series. Try to expand upon or add to the things you are doing well. Add something extra into your game plan.
Being the Nail
Talk to your training partners. Your teammates and BJJ partners will see things to which you are blind.
“What is something you noticed about our roll?”
“Why didn’t my sweep / escape / submission work?”