When you are first being introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Buford, you will encounter many techniques that are difficult to initially grasp. In fact, even some of the basic ‘warm up’ drills that are done at the beginning of class will make you feel awkward, and even uncoordinated. The good news is: this is completely normal!
The majority of everyone that has trained BJJ has gone through exactly what you’re going through! Your body just simply isn’t used to moving in certain ways and your muscle memory has not been trained for BJJ yet. But this okay – there is a process that you are getting into when you first start with BJJ – and we make an emphasis on easing you into that processed when your train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Buford!
So, just like with anything you’ve wanted to learn and progress at you just need to work a little extra at. What do you think the reason your teachers in school would give you homework to do? Do you think it’s because they actually enjoyed using their lunches and late evenings to check your homework? No, in fact, they were instilling something in you that we want to instill in you when you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Buford! They were instilling a work ethic! That’s right. They knew that if you practiced your words/math/etc more everyday, even when not in school, you were going to excel. And therefore, you would be a better student for them to help expand further on your potential!
And this is the crux in which I’m writing you about today with regard to your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training!
If you do your ‘homework’ for BJJ, you will find yourself progressing in your classes, understanding technique better and being able to execute it more naturally (no…not PERFECTLY, that will take time….but trust us: it will come much easier than if you are not doing your ‘homework’).
With that said, this is the beginning of a series of important fundamental techniques you should be doing at home to help progress your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Buford:
Shrimping. (Whoever said “shrimpin’ ain’t easy” was lying to you! haha. This is one of the monumental techniques you need in BJJ, work shrimps in as often as possible!)
TIP: The “Shrimp” is also called, in layman’s terms, a “Hip Escape” – so, when you’re doing this drill – remember: you’re trying to escape your hips, not your shoulders. Or sometimes, like I like to explain to students, (this is me sometimes needing a picture in my head in order to truly learn something) – think of putting your body in an “L” shape, not in a straight line. So, if your hips are going OUT and your feet and shoulder are still on the ground – you’re in the right ballpark! 😉
The drills that we will be talking about are all very manageable drills that you can do to help elevate your learning process! Try them out! Many of them, you can even do while watching TV.
Let us know how these help your BJJ progress!
Also, if you have others that you do – send us a message and we’ll maybe include it in our next write-up about drills and give you the credit!