Getting the tap in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t always about how good your technique, strength, speed, and explosiveness are… Sometimes, it’s about your game plan (or lack thereof) – as well as about the mindset you go into the match with.
With that said, another important aspect is whether or not you take your time.
Namely, you’ve probably been guilty of going too fast when you’re in a good position. You didn’t take your time… And then you’ve made a mistake and had to start from 0 again.
In short, you need to take it slow. You need to take your time while setting up submissions – it’s vital if you want to get more taps.
John Danaher shared his thoughts on this issue in a recent Instagram post:
In Jiu-Jitsu it pays to get out of bad situations as quickly as possible. The longer you stay there, the worse things typically get.
Good situations, on the other hand, allow you to take your time. In most cases good position creates enervating pressure, so the longer you dwell there, the better things get.
So, as a general rule – when things are bad, move quickly to rectify them. When things are good – slow things down and let time and pressure work in your favor so that you can turn a good situation into a great one.
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