10 Days To Better Jiu Jitsu: Day 9

27 Nov


2 days left of the top 10 list! What could these last 2 be?! How are they so important to my jiu jitsu development!? I’m going to tell you. Like in mixed martial arts, a lot of fighters have a base in their game, whether it be wrestling, striking, or jiu jitsu base, it’s something that they specialize in. Basically it’s an area you can rely on if all else fails. Now that doesn’t mean that it should always be your last resort, but it’s something you can now use to build the rest of your game off of. This concept can be broken down smaller for jiu jitsu. Me, for example, hadn’t really an athletic background so as you can imagine my base wasn’t very good. I spent my first year and a half or so playing full or half guard. Those are now positions that I “specialize” in, and it’s helped me build the rest of my game to what it is. It may take some time to find something if you haven’t been training that long, but there will be something that clicks with you that may fit your game well. Take advantage and practice it, put yourself in those positions every time you spar. This will give you countless reps in that area making you a monster! You’ll notice how much easier it will become to expand your game off of this. At 10th Planet Van Nuys we each specialize at something different, so when one of us wants to work on something new, we go to the specialist! Try this out for yourself or come down and check out all of our specialists. Train on!





2 Responses to “10 Days To Better Jiu Jitsu: Day 9”

  1. gcalvento10pvnjj November 27, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    You specialize in everything… liar! Great article!

  2. RBradfordJiuJitsu November 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Specialization is super crucial to succeeding in Jiu Jitsu. It’s always good to know that you have something that you can use whenever you need it.

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