When you train, you come to understand that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a weird sport. Because, it seems both complicated and simple at the same time – with a lot of oscillations between the two extremes.
So, when you get overwhelmed, it’s good to remember the following advice: just focus on the end goal, and the details will fall into place.
Robert Degle explains why:
On one hand, we all more or less know what we’re trying to do to each other. On the other hand, the vast number of details can make what was at first simple very confusing.
A good way around this problem is to always keep your focus fixated on your end goal.
As you train day in and day out fixation on that single end goal (or a small series of end goals) will allow all the little details to emerge as you go about your work.
And what could be a good end goal in Jiu-Jitsu? Degle shares a good example:
Probably the best overall end goal in Jiu-Jitsu is: get behind someone and choke them out.
That’s pretty simple. Now get to training and try to enact it.
New problems will emerge and you’ll have to hunt for solutions.
If you follow this advice the process may take a while as you deal with road blocks and side streets; but at least you’ll know where you’re trying to go.
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