episode #86 “Elements of progress in Jiu Jitsu”

The boys talked about the three elements of what it takes to make progress in BJJ. They ripped off a friend/fan of the show, Paul Elliot, and his writings on his blog, simplebjj.com for this pro tip. 

One of the most frustrating aspects of Jiu Jitsu is the seemingly slow progress you make from one class to the next or even one year to the next. So how can we more accurately gauge our progress?  How can we insure that we are making progress? What can we focus on to make sure we’re moving in the right direction at the fastest possible pace?

According to Paul Elliot, there are three fundamental elements to proper progress:

1:  knowledge 

2:  dedication 

3:  performance

We need to weave these three things together to make the most out of our BJJ “journey”….

Basically, you really need a balanced approach to progress in BJJ utilizing all three otherwise you’ll have unbalances in your game. 

So, take notes and pay attention and try the moves that you’re learning. Keep showing up despite how you may feel on any given day. Test yourself against all levels of Jiu Jitsu at your gym to both work on improving in and to see where you’re deficient.

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