BJJ Question from Adolfo. Here’s what he asks. . .
Chewy, sometimes online I hear Black Belts suggest, “Train with intention” what exactly does that mean to you? I’m never really clear what that means.
When you hear a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt say train with intention it’s very simple. It just means stepping onto the mat with a purpose or focused on something.
Oh and for the record, 9 out 10 Black Belts will probably agree that it’s a damn good suggestion. The 1 that doesn’t is probably McDojo. Now the intention could mean a ton of different things. . .
Your intention could be to hit the new technique you’ve been working on or to avoid getting smashed from a position you struggle with. Your intention could be to not get frustrated while your stuck in an uncomfortable spot during a roll.
Heck, it could even be to make sure you roll with the tough guy that you avoid during rolling because you’re scared of losing.
Just depends on what you’re focused on at the time.
For me, when I roll with a focus on a specific technique, my intention always starts with grips. I ask myself, “what do I need to make this technique work?” and I work for those specific grips.
And whether I’m competing or rolling I’m hyper focused on getting the grips I need. Because if I get the grips, I get the techniques. That’s the way it works.
I mean, when you breakdown BJJ to a granular level, it’s all about the grips and body positioning. Every technique begins with grab this and this. It’s the reason a person that controls grips wins the roll or match.
This is why I put together a course all about grip fighting. #1 to give you specific techniques to break and dominate grips. But just as importantly to get you to adopt the mindset of a grip fighter.
A grip fighter is someone who doesn’t accept someone’s grips and fights for their own. Just this mindset can give you a skill boost to any position.
And if you’d like to give your grip fighting skillz a boost then grab onto the link below and check out my Get a Grip course.
To wrap this one up to.
Set an intention for your next training session. And if you can’t train BJJ right now then set an intention on your next lift, run or whatever you’re doing to stay in shape.
Talk to you next time.
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