BJJ Advice: Take An Honest Look & Recognize That Things Aren’t Working

BJJ Advice: Take An Honest Look & Recognize That Things Aren’t Working

Making continuous improvements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is no easy task… Especially after you’ve been training for a while.
After several months and years, growth becomes a problem that needs solving – but, luckily, there is an answer to it.

And what’s the answer? It’s taking an honest look at yourself and your skills, and recognizing that some things aren’t working.
Brian Glick explained more about this in a lengthy social media post:

It’s a powerful skill to take a look at your practice and see that you need to make an adjustment.

This experience may come from frustration – things may get so bad that you’re finally faced with the fact that you need to add something, a particular skill or defense to your arsenal.
Other times you reflect on something that’s important to you – having a triangle that really works, or feeling more comfortable in the standing position – and resolving to get serious about it.

But be it as it may be, it’s important that you take a good look at your Jiu-Jitsu skills and game, evaluate them… And make appropriate changes:

The skill of taking an honest look, recognizing that things aren’t working and that you need to make some changes to what you’re doing, can be difficult to learn.

That’s OK: like many other skills in Jiu-Jitsu it happens over time.


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