Roger Gracie: “People Don’t Get Better In Jiu-Jitsu Because They Train To Get Tough”

Roger Gracie: “People Don’t Get Better In Jiu-Jitsu Because They Train To Get Tough”

Have you been experiencing a lack of progress in your Jiu-Jitsu game lately? If that’s the case, then you’re probably not focused on the right things.

For instance, Roger Gracie says that the reason most people aren’t progressing in BJJ is because they don’t actually train to get better:

… They don’t train to get better, they train to get tough. There’s a big difference.

Most people train to get tough in what they are tough. As we said, they don’t practice their weakness.
If you want to get really good at Jiu-Jitsu, you have to practice your weakness, not your strength.

However, to become extremely proficient in BJJ, you have to become well-rounded. And, in order to become really well-rounded, you have to put in the time. And effort as well – lots of it:

You have to practice everything, but you have to be equally strong in every position.

Your guard game – top and bottom, your Side Control – top and bottom, Half Guard, back, takedown. And then you get into the details of escaping a Triangle and applying the Triangle, escaping the Armlock, different scenarios…

There’s so many things to practice that you need to repeat them over and over again.

Listen to more of Roger Gracie’s thoughts on the matter on the video below:

Attack Top Position With Systematic Strategy and Technique From 10-Time World Champion and Grappling Legend Roger Gracie’s Master Class On Side Control Dominance.

  • Learn the side control techniques that Roger Gracie used in competition, packed with details from one of the world’s most knowledgeable grapplers.
  • Roger Gracie is one of the most respected and successful black belt competitors of all time, and dominated elite grapplers with precision technique.