Every move you make in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a potentially risky one…
And because almost every move (and situation) has an alternative that you could go for, that makes decision-making even more difficult.
Brian Glick understands that well. Here’s his perspective on making tough decisions in BJJ:
Jiu-Jitsu is full of tradeoffs.
We‘re often faced with having to lose something in one area in return for gaining something in another.
It’s the choice between the hanging on to the submission or guard pass that’s almost-but-not-exactly there, and moving on to the next opportunity.
Glick explains that you have to learn the skill of changing direction when the situation calls for it.
And you have to be disciplined about it:
The skill starts with recognizing what’s no longer working and then letting that go. And it can be an outdated mindset just as much as it can be an outdated technique or strategy.
Developing the discipline to make these adjustments can alter your direction immediately.
What we learn from jiu-jitsu training is that we can’t change destinations immediately.
But we can change DIRECTION immediately, and direction is very important.
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