It’s easy to assume that working on fundamental BJJ techniques is only for beginners. However, taking the time to work on and improve the fundamentals of BJJ at any level can make you a more well-rounded athlete.
Over time, training the fundamentals of BJJ gives you a greater appreciation for the basics, particularly the details behind them. And having an in-depth knowledge of the basics will work to your advantage. There is a pretty good chance that some of these skills and details could have been forgotten about as you progressed as an athlete.
Here are a few things to consider when working the fundamentals of BJJ into your training schedule:
1. Analyze Your Strengths & Weaknesses
It might seem a little bit overwhelming to figure out where to start with all the different moves to work on. One suggestion would be to analyze your strengths and weaknesses.
Once you’ve determined where you could use some work, come up with a plan for addressing your weaknesses. If you’re not sure how to proceed, ask your instructor for some guidance.
2. Set Goals
After you’ve figured out where to focus your fundamentals work, it’s time to set a solid goal for yourself. Over the next several weeks, what would you like to accomplish with this focused training time? Where do you want to be, and how will you know if you’re improving?
If you’re a more advanced athlete, your goals might have a more competitive focus to them. Again, even as an advanced athlete, you will find some benefit in training the fundamentals.
3. Commit to Consistent Practice
Going back to the basics will allow you to expand your skills even more in the future. Committing to a consistent practice of the fundamentals now will form a solid foundation for new techniques you take on in the future.
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