If you have some experience on the mats, then you’re probably well aware that there are no real „shortcuts“ in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s all a matter of hard work, persistence, of being focused and eager to learn, practice and use new techniques and setups.
However, just because there aren’t any easy and fast ways for becoming better, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that you can do to improve faster.
Improving your BJJ game isn’t always as easy as just showing up to class and it’s something we all want to do. Sometimes we need a game plan to expand our game in order to avoid the dreaded “plateau”. What are some ways to exponentially increase our gains so we can beat the plateau and move ahead of others?
UFC fighter, BJJ black belt and ADCC medalist Ryan Hall was recently a guest on the Lex Fridman podcast and in this video,he talks about how he was able to become really good really fast in Jiu-Jitsu.
Hall started training Jiu-Jitsu in 2004 and competed in 2007 at the ADCC worlds and he beat a BJJ black belt world champion.
- Be respectful without trusting authority (instructors.)
- Ask why constantly. Question everything.
- Drill tremendously.
- Heel hooks and leglocks.
A Black Belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie, Shawn Williams is one of the great BJJ instructors of a generation.
- Master this no gi passing system with the body lock as the centerpiece to develop a truly dynamic top game, and add dozens of high efficiency techniques to your toolbox.
- Learn proper smash passing fundamentals, body lock gold, leg pummeling secrets, and more from the man that’s been a balck belt for nearly two decades and came up alongside some of BJJ’s most acclaimed icons, like John Danaher and Ricardo Almeida.