Tips to improve in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Simple tips to improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Game for anyone!

If you have been in some Jiu-Jitsu classes or are just starting out, these simple tips might help you out if you are struggling or just looking for ways to get ahead. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a combat sport and martial art that is constantly evolving and so people really need to step up their game especially if they want to get into the competition scene. Of course however, taking part in competitions and tournaments is completely optional and sometimes depending on where you train, you may need permission from instructors. So if you are ready to improve your game then read on!

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Part 1 Of Tips that will Improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Game

1. Listen – This tip might seem obvious but of course everyone is going to listen to an instructor. The key part here is to make sure you are listening to everyone. Never say no to anything your teammates might have to say about something, it may work better for your particular body type or style. Some people that even instruct classes shut off their listening simply because they are an instructor and then don’t listen in when someone lower ranked brings in something new. To become better and stronger it takes an understanding of your opponent and how other people end up their positions. The way you learn this is through listening to their explanation of something even if they are just a white belt. Even if what they say is not the best way, you can enhance it or their point of view may enhance your own style.

2. Be natural – When it comes to sparring or competition matches, it is a good idea to completely forget that you are on a timer, or the points. Don’t worry about those things and let yourself be worry free during the time you are against anyone. Always fight for position or a grip on the opponent. The main tip here is to believe in your technique and yourself in order to forget the score and time. To make techniques work you need to commit and believe in them otherwise you may fail by hesitation.

3. Practice another activity – It helps to practice another physical activity in order to keep your mind of the stresses of being on the mat. Anytime you aren’t in the gym with your gi on you may have extra time and energy to spend jogging or playing a sport. Anything exercise related can help you on the mat by improving your heart and overall fitness levels. It is always a good idea to integrate other routines alongside your main training routine of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

4. Drill Drill Drill – Drill everything that needs to be repeated. Positions, techniques, and drills that help with techniques. Repeating these over and over will drill it into your mind and it will become a natural response when needed. There are many different opinions on this but it is important to understand a move and make it natural over time. Something becomes second nature by constantly doing it over and over and that is the point in drilling over and over.

5. Goals – What are your goals? You should have goals set when you begin training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Do you want to earn a black belt? Or are you keeping your goals more short term like the next belt rank or stripe? Maybe you are training in order to get in shape or just maintain a healthy lifestyle. Whatever the reason, set your goal and work for it. No matter who you are, you got into Jiu-Jitsu for a reason and it is up to you to make sure you set goals to keep yourself motivated and working hard.

This has been the first part of four parts of tips that will improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game.

These tips might be a little obvious but some people don’t really understand some of them and this will work to help many people along their journey. If you are struggling in classes or have hit a wall with your training, consider some of these tips because one of them will most definitely help you break down that wall.



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