When you start a match and go for a technique… Do you know what you should do if that move fails?
Do you keep the follow up moves in mind?
If not, you’re creating a great disservice to your Jiu-Jitsu.
John Danaher emphasizes that BJJ is a game of moves. And the person who utilizes that sequence of moves will, ultimately, be the successful one:
This is a sport of moves.
We learn moves and try to apply them against opponents who also know the moves and their counters.
We persist until either we or our opponent gets the breakthrough.
Who wins in these situations is usually determined by who integrates moves together best.
Therefore, you need to keep in mind no more than 3 follow up moves when training and competing:
Focus on the move you’re currently performing but make sure in the back of your mind you’ve got at least one and no more than three follow up moves mapped out and ready to be employed.
Don’t focus on the next move so much that your performance of the current move degenerates to a level where it simply won’t be effective, but just enough that there won’t be a delay in transitioning to that next move should the current one fail.
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