Being a Better BJJ StudentAdmin
In jiu jitsu, we are constantly struggling against the pure depth of knowledge we have to study. Jiu jitsu is an infinite ocean of knowledge, and one thing many students overlook is their competency as a student or training partner. It is important to maximize the time you spend on jiu jitsu if you are looking to improve. Being a good training partner and willing student is the best way to succeed in the training room. Absorbing knowledge and having training partners who enjoy training with you can make all the difference. There are several ways you can become a better jiu jitsu student:
- Consistency: Consistency is key in any martial art, and jiu jitsu is no exception. Make sure you attend class regularly and try to stick to a routine.
- Focus on fundamentals: Mastering the fundamentals of jiu jitsu is essential to progress in the sport. Make sure you have a solid foundation in the basics, such as proper posture, balance, and grip.
- Ask questions: Don’t be afraid to ask your coach or training partners for help. They will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and offer advice on how to improve your technique.
- Practice outside of class: Supplement your training by practicing outside of class. Review techniques you learned in class, watch instructional videos, and drill movements on your own.
- Stay fit: Jiu jitsu requires a lot of physical fitness. Make sure you are taking care of your body by eating a healthy diet, getting enough rest, and engaging in other forms of exercise outside of jiu jitsu.
- Stay humble: Jiu jitsu is a humbling sport, and there will always be someone better than you. Stay humble and open to learning from others, even if they are lower belts than you.
- Enjoy the process: Jiu jitsu is a long-term journey, and progress can be slow. Enjoy the process of learning and improving, and don’t get discouraged if you hit a plateau. With consistent effort, you will eventually break through and continue to progress.