The idea that a belt ranking would be assigned to a student that doesn’t roll is almost universally frowned upon. But what can be said of the instructors that don’t roll? Are there any advantages to instructors that sit on the sidelines?
So what is more beneficial, an instructor who rolls or an instructor who watches you from the sidelines when you roll and gives you pointers?
The truth of the matter is that by the time most have reached the black belt level they’re heavily digging into their 30s. And life as an aging grappler is no picnic.
In this video, Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy and of mmacoach.net, discuss which type of a instructor is better – an instructor that rolls with his students or one that observes from the sidelines.
Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and undefeated MMA fighter. You can find Mark Lajhner’s FREE MMA course Here.