Whenever you go for a technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, your aim should be to start it the best that you can.
John Danaher explains in depth:
The better a move starts – the easier it gets finished.
Every move in this sport is a series of steps. Complete failure at any one step will derail the whole move – a sufficient degree of imperfection at any one step reduces the likelihood of the subsequent steps being completed.
The worst is when there are noticeable imperfections in the first steps as these carry over in to all subsequent steps and now you’re forced into two directions.
You now have to simultaneously redo that step to remove the faults and move on to the next step – that’s never easy.
Therefore, when you go for that first setup towards your technique, aim to make it as perfect as possible:
When you make that first step – make it decisively and crisply – the better it is the easier all the others.
Just as mistakes made early in a journey to a destination tend to be more damaging to navigation than mistakes made near the end when you’re close to the destination, so too, with the moves of Jiu-Jitsu.
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