Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Novice habits

It is a confusing time to be a brand new white belt. Often times, you are told not to "spazz" out, yet when you go too easy, you are encouraged to be aggressive. The ultimate goal is to become more technical, and you should always remember to practice what you KNOW to be technically sound moves.

If you do not know what to do from a position, and/or get stuck in a position, it is always better to ask someone more experienced what to do. Practicing the WRONG thing over and over and over will only develop bad habits that will be hard to break later on.

Finally, remember that even the most basic of technique that may appear to be 3 steps can be broken down into 20+ by a more advanced practitioner. Ask a lot of questions! It helps!

Now some de la riva sweeps from the mendes brothers. A display of the highest possible level of technique in my opinion.

12 comments:

blorriepoes said...

wow well done, KO!?
+1

GMSoccerPicks said...

I really like this blog because you really know your thing. You know what you are talking about and it shows in every post you make. thanks for this.

Scrubby Bear said...

Thanks. I'll keep this in mind next time I bash someone's face in!

Gusman said...

i totally agree with my argentin friend, GMSoccerPicks!

Neon said...

Totally agree with GMSoccerPicks
+followed ;)

Samuel Morales Bender said...

Amazing movements!

minecraft129 said...

Awesome style, I loved his KO.

Shaw said...

that video was pretty exciting

Aaron Bair said...

Good post! That is totally how I felt when I started. I went all out using strength trying to control people and thought I could just muscle my way into a dominant position.

It took me about 1-2 months to try to reduce the amount of strength and increase technique and leverage. There are still some aspects I might try to use strength on, but I am working to trying not to use at all.

http://jiujitsu-360.blogspot.com/

Rich. said...

Must hurt!

hoaks2 said...

That's actually pretty good advice for almost all assets of life.

hoaks2 said...

That's actually pretty good advice for almost all assets of life.