If you’ve been practicing BJJ for awhile, you’ve probably heard/used the phrase: “Drillers are killers”. Indeed, drilling for BJJ has been found to be effective by many students, especially in learning new techniques. There’s no better way to spend your spare time before and after class than drilling, helping you expand your library of techniques further than you could have ever imagined.
As wonderful as it may sound, the harsh reality is that not everyone enjoys drilling. After all, it requires constant repetition, which is definitely not as exciting as sparring. However, with the right mindset, drilling is undoubtedly one of the fastest ways to take your BJJ game to the next level.
John Danaher was recently a guest on the Lex Fridman podcast. He explained how his Danaher Death Squad drill techniques to perfection.
For him, countless repetition are a waste of time. He wants his students to develop their skills. They work what he calls “mechanics and skill.”
He goes into progressive resistance when drilling and also how drills have diminishing returns.