So you want to become a successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach? Well, if that is the case, then you should definitely be taking notes from one of the most successful BJJ coaches of all time – John Danaher.
He shared two very important demands that every coach has to satisfy if their students are to become successful:
The main thing that has aided my coaching has been an ability to work towards a satisfactory reconciliation between two conflicting demands that all coaches have to try to satisfy.
The first is the need to give students an overall sense of DIRECTION in their training, which means that they always know what they should be moving towards in a match situation – this concerns their strategy and tactics.
The other is the need for the small DETAILS that make their performance effective – this concerns knowledge and skill development.
The two must go together, emphasizes Danaher:
Details without direction lead to paralysis and direction without details is ineffective. Only the successful marriage of the two makes for good Jiu Jitsu.
As for a specific skill – it is simply the use of trial and error to constantly look for better ways of doing the same things all Jiu Jitsu players must do in order to be successful on the mats.
Make sure to read our complete interview with John Danaher on the following link.