This week we talk about making changes to your BJJ and developing a game plan. We break it down into 3 main steps: 1) Define the objectives 2) Get help 3) Do the work. You are the only person how is ultimately in charge of your BJJ development take responsibility and make it happen. To help you obtain your goal we strongly recommend that your write it down.
1) Define the objective– Make a realistic objective that is attainable but not too easy. Your objective can be a new move or you can try to change your style. You might decide to make one of your best moves (a brick) even better, or you could make a week area of your game stronger. Your objective could also be to drop a few pounds or become more flexible. It is up to you what you want to work on, make sure it is something that will pay off in the long run. Try to avoid picking a fad.
2) Get help– Tell your coach what you are working on, that way you two are on the same page. Get a small group of training partners together that will be able to help you. Find someone who is good at the area you are working on. Find a book that covers what you are working on, or watch YouTube videos(if you have not seen this YouTube thing, it’s pretty sweet).
3) Do the work– No one can do the work for you, and no one knows if you are working as hard as you can. The bottom line is you gotta work hard to make changes happen. At first making changes will be difficult, it will feel like you took a step backwards.
Toward the end of the show Byron explains how he is doing this 3 step process. He will be working on his back defense. He then goes through the 3 step process with his objective.
Quote of the week:“Do you listen, or do you just wait to talk?” Pulp Fiction
Article of the week: “Beware The Belt Chaser” Grapplearts.com