Friday, February 17, 2012

2 Types of BJJ Mind Sets

I am going to be reprinting some old classic entries from my previous blog called The Angry Grappler. It will chronicle the evolution in my understanding of martial arts.
15 April 2010 @ 06:46 pm

If it were a video game, and you are creating a character, you can put a certain amount of points into their skills or into their physicals. You could have a magician who would be highly skilled, or a barbarian who is very physical. Or a knight who is somewhere in between.

BJJ is the same way. You can come from the mindset where technique rules over all. Or someone who thinks physicality rules. Someone who relies purely on his physicality will think if they have an off night, they are just out of shape, they just aren't in the zone, they aren't strong enough, etc. When it could be their technique is what's failing them. On the other side a technician who is having an off night may think they have to learn a new technique or fix a perfectly fine technique, when in actuality it was their body that failed them not their skill.

Both have a lot to learn from each other. You need a proper blend of both.
About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Master Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, Yoga and Pilates instructor, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.

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