One of FC star and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi champion, Herbert “The Blaze” Burns listed to GRACIEMAG.com four tips that will make your Jiu-Jitsu flow better from now on.
Learn from the Evolve MMA academy Black Belt:
1. Ask more
“After being crushed in training, always ask your partner how he created the position and which adjustment he used against you. Be interested and look for the answers in your failure on that day. Ask why it happened and absorb the day’s lesson. This is the path of evolution: not to repeat the mistakes. Do not be embarrassed to ask, this can hinder your progress in Jiu-Jitsu, “advises Herbert.
2. Have a strategy
“By training with a more junior partner, you usually control him easily. Then loose the game, risk some positions and use submissions. Now, when training with someone senior and you have to work harder, do the competition game. This is where you get smarter and learn how to control the game. It is not stalling; play with intelligence. With this, you can stick with a balanced game: offensive and defensive, “said the brother Gilbert Durinho.
3. Repetition is essential
“Do repetitions of your strongest positions, after all they are the ones that will save you in the difficult times. Work for the positions to stay in automatic mode. Never discard repetition even if you already know a lot, or are tired. Make a learning session from all your workouts; take the time for it, “preaches the black belt.
4. Do not cry defeat
“The defeat exposes your technical errors, physical and strategic. Correct all defects, soak up in tips and recycle. Never feel sad or discouraged, defeat happens normally. It is part of your growth. “