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How Not To Be A ‘Spazz’ in Jiu-Jitsu

How Not To Be A ‘Spazz’ in Jiu-Jitsu

Spaz: Someone who is hyperactive, or overly energetic. Freaking out, twitching, temporary loss of control of mind and body. An irrationally nervous or jumpy person.

 

Almost everybody that starts training Jiu-Jitsu will spaz when rolling for the first few times. It’s normal. You don’t know what you are doing and are faced with a training partner that is trying to submit you, so you use your tools: aggression and athleticism.

 

BJJ black belt Josh Vogel, gives some good advice on how not to be a spaz in Jiu-Jitsu:

 

Hey folks, here are some of my ideas about how to avoid being a spazz as a white belt. A difficult task, but it can be done I think.

Credit for the “if you don’t know what you are doing and are doing it as hard as you can, you are a spazz” quote goes to /u/Kintanon on the r/bjj board. Thanks dude, you are a smart SOB!

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