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 a struggle. We work to refine and adjust one thing at a time until we end up with something we can use. The problem is that our fantasies about how change happens are just that – fantasies. We’re surprised that hand fighting to a collar grip is so tough. We think we’ll be ready to roll out a new D’arce defense after a few times practicing it. We are not masters of the guillotine in 3 days. And so on. It can be discouraging. But if you struggle without quitting, you will make it into the next phase of development. That space is where you can refine and polish these new changes and turn them into something really meaningful for your practice long term. Here at Savarese BJJ (www.njbjj.com) Academy, we try to teach our students to ALWAYS think long term. What happens on a tuesday night in March when you are a bluebelt, no matter how bad you think it is at the time, will not be remembered as a brown and blackbelt. Just keep showing up.