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Giving and Receiving Feedback

During my last post I covered in detail the 7 different learning styles and how you can improve your retention of techniques by focusing more on your dominant learning style(s). It seems a natural progression to move on from the topic of learning styles to feedback (giving and receiving it) and the role that it plays in your Jiu Jitsu game. Getting feedback from training partners and instructors is an important aspect in the life of a martial artist. Feedback

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Remembering Techniques

I recently had a blue belt training partner approach me after class one day. He asked me how was I able to remember all of the moves that the instructor taught. That day in class we covered one major position. But many different complex options that we could utilize depending on our opponent’s reactions. I offered him a few suggestions that help me personally. But I didn’t think much of it. Looking back a lot of the students (from blue

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Common Ground

common ground

With the 2016 presidential election out of the way. I think now more than ever the Jiu Jitsu community needs to come together. This past year I’ve witnessed friends and training partners bickering, fighting, and name calling. I’m sure that a lot of friendships were damaged on and off the mats. In Jiu Jitsu we aren’t strangers to dealing with politics. It’s everywhere around us. There’s politics in belt graduations. Who gets promoted versus those that are held back longer.

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