Many jiu-jitsu practitioners from the white to the black belts begin their BJJ matches by keeping their distance and trying to surprise their opponents with a fast jump or by a fast takedown. In reality, they are avoiding the real BJJ fight.
This jiu-jitsu strategy may work when you aren’t facing a good BJJ opponent or when your opponent is unprepared. But when facing a good BJJ opponent who is prepared, it won’t work the same way, because you need to improve your jiu-jitsu game.
How you can improve your jiu-jitsu game fast?
source: Kit Dale
jiu-jitsu Braveheart fighter
A good jiu-jitsu fighter is a tough person with a Braveheart, in fact, he is very committed to jiu-jitsu training and working hard to achieve more wins in jiu-jitsu competition. Indeed, he doesn’t run from engaging directly in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu match, so he is already showing no weakness to his BJJ opponent.
As a Braveheart fighter you can improve your jiu-jitsu using this tips:
- Read your BJJ opponent moves to manage properly your energy.
- Find the proper way to distribute your weight by using gravity as an ally, not an enemy.
- Understand where your weight is being applied and why. Since the optimal balance point when applying your weight and, conversely, whether your opponent has proper balance when applying his weight on you.
Experience is the key to improve your Jiu-Jitsu
You will only determine all of this through more experience in jiu-jitsu both in jiu-jitsu classes and jiu-jitsu competitions. And, by taking the steps to face your BJJ opponent’s game in all situations (being a warrior: no fear, no doubt, no weakness) instead of running from it.
Another important advantage of competing in the BJJ tournaments is the opportunity it provides to wear your opponent out, instead of just tiring yourself.
For example, trying to avoid your opponent’s guard by jumping around and looking for an easy way to pass only wears you out (far more than an opponent who maintains a sitting position).
While lying down on the mat, your opponent is conserving energy when defending your jumps and crazy)
source: Keenan Cornelius
As a jiu-jitsu fighter, I don’t want to run out of gas before my BJJ opponent, do you? Finding the right angles, the perfect leverage, and the right timing to optimize your power requires your complete commitment.
How will you find all these things by avoiding the fight? You won’t. Please take a moment to consider the importance of this before you continue reading. Here are another quotes to motivate you:
“There is no losing in jiu-jitsu. You either win or you learn.”
source: RŌL Academy of Jiu Jitsu
Finally, do yourself a favor. The next time you train in BJJ, use the Braveheart principle without fear of losing.
It will helps you to improve your jiu-jitsu. This is how your BJJ game will really improve. It might take some time getting used to, but believe me…it’s worth it.