Advice For White Belts

by Ryan Fiorenzi on February 20, 2013


Being a beginner in Jiu-Jitsu is exciting, but can be tough.  You get tapped a lot, and often you won’t have success with the new techniques you are learning.  So what are you supposed to do?

Your #1 job is to drill technique.  It isn’t the sexiest part of Jiu-Jitsu, but it’s the foundation of success.

You have to rep and drill technique so often that you get to the point that you don’t have to think about how to execute.   If you have to think about how to do something, there is a delay, and usually your window for opportunity for execution is small.

When you achieve “mushin,” or “no mind” in Japanese, then you don’t have to focus on how to do your technique and you can focus on timing.  Most people get bored and think that they know the technique, and they don’t rep and drill enough.


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