BJJ is complicated and we all know it. Everybody’s heard Jiu-Jitsu used as a metaphor to demonstrate the convoluted nature of something, “He was using legal jiu-jitsu.”, “Her team was doing mental Jiu-Jitsu in the debate.”. So if you’re feeling like you’re lost in class or not progressing quickly, You’re not alone! Most BJJ athletes have jobs and lives outside of Jiu-Jitsu which, in turn, necessitates carving out time on busy schedules to train. On top of that BJJ is straight up confusing and it can be difficult to memorize the many techniques your professor is throwing at you 100 miles a minute.
It is not uncommon for students of all levels, at one point or another, to feel like their progression is slowing or that they have plateaued. Luckily for all grapplers, using the scientific method of memorization, organization and simple planning has been scientifically proven to greatly increase a person’s ability to memorize a particular topic, and then apply the information effectively. The simple act of writing by hand has been proven to dramatically boost a person’s ability to retain information, comprehend new ideas, and then use the new information in real world situations.
But what exactly is the “scientific method” of training and how can the every-day grappler apply it to his or her BJJ game? One company has taken it upon themselves to create a system, accessible to all BJJ athletes that allows any grappler to apply proven organisational and memorization techniques to their training routine. Welcome, The Jiu-Jitsu Planner.
Developed in 2019, the Jiu-Jitsu Planner is a hardcover, extremely high quality planner book specifically designed, section by section in order to apply the scientific method of learning to grappling. In the short time The Jiu-Jitsu Planner has been on the market, it has already upended the way grapplers spend their time off the mat and has gained quite a bit of press. Mentioned on The Joe Rogan Experience and featured in countless BJJ websites and outlets, we wanted to take a closer look at The Jiu-Jitsu Planner to see what all of the commotion is about.
Upon unboxing and opening The Jiu-Jitsu Planner, it becomes extremely evident the people behind this where not fucking around. Coming in a box that would be easily suited to hold an iPhone or other high-end electronic device, The Jiu-Jitsu Planner only becomes more impressive from there on out.
This is a book that is clearly made by people who train BJJ. The planner allows you to outline your BJJ goals, create an action plan to achieve those goals, monthly calendars, daily training sections for training notes, a section to track competition results and a TON more. You even plan your meals in it at the beginning of every week as well as check in with your body at the end of every week to track injuries.
Oh and the quotes! The people behind this really know how to get a person amped and ready to train. The book is full of quotes from famous grapplers, fighters, warriors and badasses of all sorts. The inspiring quotes in conjunction with the ability to systematically track your progress and actually chart your progress in BJJ make The Jiu-Jitsu Planner a must have for all grapplers of all belt levels.
The Jiu-Jitsu planner covers an entire year’s worth of training and is available at JiuJitsuPlanner.com as well as on Amazon (where the exclusively 5 star reviews speak for themselves). Imagine how much better you can get at Jiu-Jitsu in one year’s time with The Jiu-Jitsu Planner by your side. And if that’s not motivation enough for you, you’ll want to snag one before your next opponent does.