I’m always on the hunt for great training tips. As you may know, if you’re into BJJ as much as I am, learning this art can sometimes be frustrating. It feels like once you’ve got a handle on things and once you feel somewhat comfortable, you meet a new player or instructor who turns things upside down. I say it’s frustrating because, as humans, I think we like our cozy little nooks. To learn and then change, and then learn and change once again – is difficult to do.
I think we’d be more settled if we knew we were on the right path. Sure, there can be bumps along the road, but if we have something concrete to grip onto – something we knew wouldn’t change so much, we could somehow harness the idea and use it in our daily routines. That’s why we look to the seasoned pros so much. They’ve been there and their training has proven effective simply by their placement in the industry.
I found a blog today that’s written by such a pro over at Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The author wrote a post called, “Instructional Overload??” and it deals with exactly what I’m talking about. Well, it doesn’t deal with the frustrating side of BJJ, but it does talk about a few tips we relative newcomers can follow to “stabilize” our training. Any time a practitioner with over 16 years of experience speaks (or writes), I listen (or read). Give it a once over and let me know what you think.