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7 Things Anyone Can Do To Improve Their Jiu-Jitsu.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

At our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school, we believe that there are both good and bad aspects to learning this incredible martial art. Which one would you like to explore first? Well, let's dive into the less pleasant side of things and get it out of the way.

The Bad Thing About BJJ: It Never Ends

One undeniable truth about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it never ends. No matter how many years or hours you dedicate to this discipline, there will always be something new to learn. Somewhere, someone is innovating a fresh way to execute a submission or a sweep, making the world of BJJ endlessly fascinating.

Even after 36 years of studying this art, I still encounter something new almost every day. So, if you ever aspire to claim that you know everything about Jiu-Jitsu, you're in for a formidable challenge!

The Good Thing About BJJ: It Never Ends!

Surprisingly, the good thing about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is also that it never ends! Yes, it may sound paradoxical, but let me explain. As Napoleon Hill wisely stated, "the person who stops studying merely because he or she has finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what that person's calling." In essence, the way to success is through the continuous pursuit of knowledge.

Now, think about it - do you want to be "forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity"? I certainly don't, and I'm sure you don't either.

In alignment with Napoleon Hill's philosophy, Guillobel Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu believes that we should never stop studying the things we are passionate about, including those related to our profession. This not only deepens our knowledge but also keeps our minds sharp, which is crucial for our overall well-being.

Let's be honest; most people don't think this way. But if you do, you're placing yourself in an incredibly advantageous position.

Boosting Your Jiu-Jitsu Knowledge and Beyond

​So, if you're determined to enhance your understanding of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, here are 7 proactive steps you can take:

  • Read Books: Explore literature dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu. Books can provide invaluable insights and techniques to expand your knowledge.
  • Ask Questions: Don't hesitate to ask your instructors questions. They are a treasure trove of knowledge and experience.
  • Take Notes: After each class, jot down key takeaways and observations. This will help reinforce what you've learned.
  • Attend Seminars: Seek out seminars and workshops conducted by experts in the field. These events offer unique learning opportunities.
  • Study Videos: Watch instructional videos to grasp techniques visually. This can be a great supplement to your training.
  • Watch Matches: Analyze great BJJ matches. Study the strategies and tactics employed by skilled practitioners.
  • Stay Proactive: Even when you're not at the Jiu-Jitsu academy, maintain a proactive attitude towards learning. Seek out opportunities to expand your knowledge.

By following these practices, you'll undoubtedly witness significant progress in your Jiu-Jitsu game and, more importantly, in your life. Remember, the journey of learning is infinite, and those who embrace it are destined for greatness.

​Join us on this endless journey of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where the pursuit of knowledge knows no bounds. Together, we'll continue to grow, evolve, and strive for excellence both on and off the mats.

Here is a list of my favorite BJJ books:
Mastering The 21 Immutable Principles of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Jiu-Jitsu University 

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