Training your worst skill in BJJ Training your worst skill in BJJ is something that must be done more often. What is your worst skill? Every BJJ practitioner, you, me, everybody, has a worst skill. Some part of the game that falls far behind their other skills. We all carry it around as a burden […]
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WINNERS vs LOSERS The Winner: Is always a part of the answer The loser: Is always a part of the problem The Winner: Always has a program The Loser: Always has an Excuse The Winner: Says “Let me do it for you” The Loser: Says “Thats not my job” The Winner: Sees an answer for […]
Learning is difficult in beginning of BJJ Learning is difficult in beginning of BJJ. If it wasn’t, you’d already know everything you needed to know. When it comes to new things, Jiu-Jitsu asks you to walk the line between tension and fear. Any time you try to learn something new, whether it’s a total paradigm […]
Time always catches up in BJJ Time always catches up in BJJ! Brazilian jiu-jitsu happens in real time, so there are always new decisions to be made. We prefer to make proactive choices wherever we can, but with resistance in the mix, you also have to become comfortable with reactive choices (where you don’t initiate […]
Changes in BJJ harder than they first appear Changes in BJJ harder than they first appear. The definitely can be harder than you thought. Changes, in the form of new technical additions to your arsenal, or more farther-reaching adjustments to perspective or strategy, are often more difficult than they first appear. This usually equates to […]
Why wearing the kimono is important in jiu-jitsu Why wearing the kimono is important in jiu-jitsu 🥋 When you step onto the mat for jiu-jitsu practice, you’ll notice that everyone is wearing a kimono, also known as a gi. But why is this traditional garment so important? Here are just a few reasons: 1️⃣ Tradition: […]
Students and teachers in BJJ Students and teachers in BJJ is always a great subject to discuss. There is good, but can be bad between students and teachers if loyalty isn’t produced by either side. Some of my happiest coaching memories come from watching my students teach. I have always been insistent on the idea […]
Varations in BJJ I like to talk about Varations in BJJ. Variation: A common strand of thinking that I observe in coaches and athletes is the idea that there is a correct way of performing a given move and any deviation from that is a step in the wrong direction. This kind of sentiment works […]
Intentions vs. Goals in Jiu-Jitsu Intentions vs. Goals in Jiu-Jitsu: Intentions vs. goals is something we speak about a lot at Savarese BJJ academy (www.bergencountybjj.com). Because the submission is usually so heavily weighted, in jiu-jitsu we can have a tendency to develop a very strong goal-orientation. Goals can be critical tools when you have a […]
Highest ranking NJ BJJ blackbelt teaches in Lyndhurst Last night, the Highest ranking NJ BJJ blackbelt teaches in Lyndhurst. David Adiv (www.gracienewjersey.com), shared his knowledge w/ the students of Savarese Jiu-Jitsu on Park Ave. Adiv is the long time instructor of school owner Chris Savarese (www.njbjj.com), who is also one of the first Jiu-Jitsu blackbelts […]
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