Every Jiu-Jitsu practitioner wants to get better in BJJ as fast as possible, right? Yup, we know that’s true for you as well. And so… How are you supposed to go about it? How are you supposed to work on your Jiu-Jitsu so that you make the most amount of progress in the least amount of time?
Here’s a tip: listen to those who are more experienced than you. For example, the 18-year old phenom Mica Galvao, who’s been on a vicious winning streak for the last year, dominating people who’ve been training (and winning) for much longer than he has.
In a conversation with Bernardo Faria, Mica shared the following insights on how to make the most out of your Jiu-Jitsu.
BE OPEN-MINDED AND THIRSTY FOR KNOWLEDGE LIKE MICA GALVAO
Mica Galvao is always open to learning new things – and nope, not just from elite black belts. He emphasizes that you should be learning both from black belts and brown belts, but also from purple, blue… Even white belts!
There’s so much stuff out there to learn and apply in BJJ that you’ll never become bored. There are always ways to push yourself in the direction of progress – therefore, you need to be in constant pursuit of knowledge in your BJJ academy, through YouTube, instructionals, and everywhere else!
APPLY TECHNIQUES IMMEDIATELY
However, just “learning” something isn’t going to cut it. You have to apply that knowledge if you want it to stick. Thus, as Mica suggests, when you see something cool or when your coach demonstrates a technique – you need to apply it as quickly as possible.
If you don’t apply the technique immediately after you’ve been taught it, there’s more than a high chance that you’ll forget it.
DON’T TRY TO LEARN TOO MUCH TOO SOON
But even though you should seek out knowledge of new techniques, you shouldn’t try to learn too much too soon. As a matter of fact, Mica says that his father – who’s quickly becoming one of the top-ranking coaches in Brazil – often says that if you learn just one technique per month, that is 12 techniques in a year… In five years, that is 60 techniques.
There aren’t that many people who can say that they are really good in 60 techniques after five years of training. So, it might be time that you start applying his father’s advice. That way, in five, ten, fifteen years, you’ll be a force to be reckoned with.
PRACTICE & REVIEW – OVER AND OVER AGAIN
Finally, Mica Galvao emphasizes that you should be reviewing your techniques after each training. And that you should then use the new-found insights in your next training session… Which you’ll review again.
This is a practice that Mica’s been following for a long time and, as you can see, it’s been quite useful for him. It might be time that you do so as well.
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