Recently I get a lot of requests on how to get better at BJJ.
you hear many people compare it to chess game, a computer game or any other “game”. In some way, this is kind of true. BJJ is a complex sport revolving around many positions and transitions that are hard to be good at all of them, especially if your’e a beginner.
a good friend of mine uploaded a video explaining his idea on how to organize your BJJ game and I highly recomend to check it out.
in his video he explains a few concepts –
How to view positions: combining each positions like mini games, and how each positions is like winning a battle. if you win one positions you’re getting forword and if you lose it, you go one step back.
How to improve each positions: drilling each move will help, but the fight is so dynamic so you have to get better at timing, and learn how to react to different kinds of proponents.
he explains how specific training can help you develop your positions you’re good which eventually dictates how you will fight. if you are a beginner – spend more time developing each position and then try to put them all together. For example: learn a few sweeps from close guard, de la riva guard and spider. after you know a few, try to switch between them.
Ways to improve: trying not to look at it as a flow chart rather doing regular rounds, identifying what didn’t go well -> training specific rounds to solve the problem and repeat.
the bottom line, I highly recommends checking his Youtube channel where he has much more videos on techniques, concepts and much more!