You’ve just begun training BJJ, haven’t you? We’re certain that you’re simply amazed by all of the creativity and techniques that BJJ has… And by the fact that you can learn how to apply them on your fellow teammates as well!
That’s fantastic, and you should by all means strive to improve, to become better each and every time you’re on the mats. However, beware that you’re not alone in this sport; namely, that there’s one rule – among the sea of other ones – which you need to respect from the beginning.
3x BJJ world champion Mikey Musumeci shares great tips for surviving the white belt years.
He believes in focusing on fundamentals:
“If we just start on the top floor, the building will collapse. That’s what you have to think about when you learn jiu-jitsu.”
“The fundamentals are actually the hardest things to learn.”
You will also want to take advantage of the new instructional series by the legendary Bernardo Faria, Foundations of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Bernardo is a five time world champion and one of the most sought after instructors in the world. As one of the sports most accomplished competitors, he has done something that many athletes are unable to do. He has been able to translate his BJJ knowledge in a way that is applicable to EVERYONE. You do not need to be a gifted athlete to benefit from Bernardo’s knowledge. Do not miss this one. You will not be disappointed.