Studying Jiu Jitsu

One question that I get asked about a lot. Usually by blue belts. Is how much do I study Jiu Jitsu outside of the mats. I’ve had different stances on this topic over the years and really my views have evolved as my level and knowledge of Jiu Jitsu has grown. There are different ways of studying Jiu Jitsu. Way too many to categorize and to write about. But there are two major concepts that can help make your study

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Level up with Positional Sparring

positional sparring is great

Positional sparring or specific training is probably where I spend the bulk of my time training. When you first start out. Any amount of rolling will help you get better. You will get stronger, faster, leaner, and tougher. But after a certain point. Simply rolling alone won’t help you improve. One thing I’ve noticed with the students that I teach and many higher belts is that they often only rely on their A game. That means they only roll with

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