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Getting better at feeling your BJJ
One you start getting better at feeling your BJJ, your game will skyrocket. In Jiu-Jitsu you can FEEL failure before it happens. Use this to your advantage. First, you spend a lot of time drilling moves. As a result, you all know what a good application of the move feels like. As such, when you are sparring and your application of the move is inadequate, you have a tactile sense of failure, it just FEELS wrong. Moreover, there is a time period from the beginning of the application to the onset of that sense of failure. As you fight to apply the move, you can feel yourself coming up short of the ideal of the move you as you felt it in drilling. THIS IS A CRUCIAL MOMENT. Most people will feel the onset of failure, recognize it, and give up so they can start all over again. Instead, try hard to see this as an opportunity to make a renewed attack either with a re-application of the same move or a switch to a new move. At this point your mind must start searching for follow up attacks. In a game where failure occurs over time and in which failure can be felt before it is fully manifest, you almost always have time to search for alternative follow ups if you just train your mind to do so. Here our Savarese BJJ Academy (bergencountybjj.com) student Tom, tried a choke from the mount but when it didn’t work, he re-griped to an arm-triangle and finished his opponent. This was the difference between a loss and a win and also, getting the finish in this match enabled him to save precious energy needed for his next 3 matches in his division. This is so important when competing tournament style.