Every week or so, I receive an email from Youtube including suggested videos. These suggestions are based on my previous searches and previous views. Usually, they’re spot on and today was “usual.”
I opened my email to find seven suggested videos. Surprisingly, four of them had to do with Jiu-Jitsu and the other three referred to camera stuff and music. I say “surprisingly” in jest of course, because about 90% of the stuff I watch on Youtube is Jiu-Jitsu related. That’s part of how I became such a maverick on the mat. Haha.
I thought two videos were especially interesting. The first one is an interview with Marcelo Garcia. I like watching anything Marcelo Garcia because I have concluded he’s a mystery. How can such a gentle and friendly person off the mat turn into such a fierce competitor on the mat? It amazes me every time I watch him roll. Damn, he’s good.
Marcelo Garcia Speaks on his NYC Academy
The next video is of the Mendes Bros covering something I’m just starting to look at in my own game and that’s recovering from a guard pass. Of course, what’s in this video is more advanced than what we covered last week, but if you watch, you’ll see that the principle is all the same. As I alluded to Seth last night, there are two points – your starting point and your ending point. And then there are about a million avenues in between. Don’t worry about the avenues. Those take years to learn. Just worry about getting the points down pat.