There are a lot of things that you should be paying attention to in Jiu-Jitsu… All of them equally important.
And, yet, some things are “more equal” than others.
For example, one vitally important aspect of BJJ – that will make or break your success on the mats, especially as it pertains to what happens during stand-up – is your stance.
Why so? John Danaher explains further:
Directing your strength: Raw strength and weight is always impressive to observe, but directed strength and weight is what garners the results in Jiu jitsu.
What gives your strength and weight direction? It is your stance.
Your stance can corral all your strength and weight and unify it and then allow you to direct it to a target.
Strength without stance doesn’t accomplish much. A weak body with a strong stance can shock you with its power delivery.
Danaher argues that you should be focused on improving your stance as much as possible, whenever you can in training:
Every time you practice Jiu jitsu, be conscious of your stance until it becomes so ingrained that it’s becomes unconscious – that’s when expertise really starts to emerge.
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