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From time to time it is important to take a step back and look at your grappling game. Are you in a mode where you are trying to accomplish a goal? Or are you trying to get better at BJJ in a particular area?
Some examples of the goals mode that we talk about:
You have a tournament coming up that you want to do well in.
Achieve the next belt in BJJ.
To drop some weight.
Your goals should be:
Have a time frame
Some examples of some areas that you might consider for growth:
Get a better defense.
Get a better offense.
Experiment with a new technique of strategy.
Ways to help develop your growth:
Go in to a deep study of the area you are growing.
Use rolling as an opportunity to try your new stuff.
Ask upper belts for help.
Make sure you are growing in the correct ways, get some guidance from your coach.
You may need to try your new techniques on lower level opponents.
Quote of the week: “you can never defend someone else belt, that is their job.” Sean Roberts If you catch a higher belt in a submission you should go for it, and there should be not revenge.
Article of the week: “How to be a BJJ Soccer Mom” This article was sent in by our friend Mat, thanks buddy! This is a great article that gives you some advice on how to support your team at a tournament.