Ugh… There’s just so much to learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! So many techniques, setups, variations, transitions – so much information! In fact, there’s so much of it, that you’ll likely experience information overload at one point in time or another. The feeling of being exposed to so many things, that you sort of feel unable to learn properly.
Luckily, there’s a simple way to overcome this issue. Nick “Chewy” Albin explains.
OVERCOMING INFORMATION OVERLOAD IN BJJ
To put it bluntly: you should focus on what you can do in BJJ, rather on what is possible to do. In other words, just because you’re watching a ton of instructionals and YouTube videos daily, that doesn’t mean you’re capable of actually executing those moves. Rather, it’s a much better idea to focus on 1 to 2 techniques at a time.
What this means is that you won’t be looking to expose yourself to new stuff every day. Instead, you’ll focus on drilling and using a couple of techniques in each training session, for a set number of training sessions at a time.
Your goal ought to be to become really good at these techniques, before you opt for other ones (or their variations). Just imagine; if you were to learn just one technique per week, that means that you’d know 52 techniques really well by the end of the year. And that’s a LOT more than the vast majority of your training partners will be able to learn!