Try some or all of the training methods below to make great
gains in your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. Train the right way by increasing the
learning curve, while not sacrificing technique.
Do the Drills
The starting warm up and position drills are done to become
precise with the movements. Rolling will become much more enjoyable when you
have taught your body to instinctively react when transitioning and defending.
Concentrate on the core moves
There will be plenty of time to learn Inverted guard and the
Flying Arm bar, put that on the back burner and concentrate on the moves that
actually work for a high percentage of practitioners. How do you think the top
level guys got so good? They have a deep understanding of the fundamental
techniques and how to build more advanced movements from them.
Try not to become one of the people who start strong and
then hardly train after a few months. Create a plan and stay with it. Always
set some time aside in your training routine to rest and recoup.
Put your time in rolling
For most students, all they want to do is roll, but they are
not going about it the right way in order to get the most benefits from it. First
off, rolling is not competition training and a win at all cost mentality will
have you wasting valuable mat time. Train the positional rolling to work on the
positions your weak at and start from the knees to cover all positions.
Focus on Escapes
Knowing the finer points to escapes comes down to putting in
your time and training from a bad position. Once you start to get a handle on
your escapes, your confidence will grow and the whole Jiu-Jitsu game changes.
Most of the time spent rolling involves playing a guard
game. You can establish a good guard game and gain the added benefit of
flexibility by focusing on leg circles and effective hip movement. Improve
defensive guard skills in order to catch your opponent with sweeps and
submissions. Train the open guard as well as the closed to make your
transitions more efficient when getting passed.
Anything you do in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has a reason and it
is important for you study and understand the technique, not just learn it.
Trying to understand the reason behind the technique will help you process
information quicker and perform better.
Open you mind
An open mind will enable you to make amazing strides in your
game and find solutions too many of your training problems.
Be an effective training partner
Realize in training, you need a partner to practice the
moves, get feedback, and help solve problems. The benefits of being a good
training partner will be shown in the rapid progress in your game.
Leave your Ego at the door
No one starts as a Black belt and everyone eventually will TAP to a
submission one time or another. Don’t get frustrated; take it as a learning
Anything you do in life has to be enjoyable and interesting
including training martial arts. Once training becomes a chore, it will come to
an end. Jiu-Jitsu does require some hard work but don’t get caught up in having
to get a certain move down or so many repetitions in a set time period. Keep
drilling and rolling and enjoy the time spent with new friends.