Listener Feedback 02: – Focus on Fundamentals

In Listener Feedback 02: – Focus on Fundamentals “Kenneth T.” shares his feedback from the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) group on LinkedIn.

Kenneth’s feedback states BJJ White Belts should focus on fundamentals, not the “new squid/platypus guard sweep”. I agree Kenneth! Fundamentals go a long way. I’ve been swept and submitted by some of the old standards over 4 years way more than I have been by the latest hotness from BJJ in YouTube videos.

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Kenneth also shares that BJJ players should go train, then go home and not get tied up in gym politics. While I agree, I also see a lot of value in sticking around after class to chat with your teammates. “Teammate” is a mindset I think everyone that’s a member of a BJJ gym for more than a month or so should start to embrace. We will train together and compete under the same banner at tournaments.

I’ve always been a fan of the basics. After you have a good solid foundation of Jiu-Jitsu, the rest comes by instinct. You create, invent. The rest is easy. The difficult part is the beginning.” – Carlos Gracie Jr.

Takeaways from Kenneth and Me:

  • Focus on fundamentals as a White Belt
  • Leave the fancy new moves to later in your BJJ life
  • Stay out of BJJ gym politics if possible
  • Make connections with your BJJ teammates
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