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It doesn’t get easier, you just adapt

A big problem that newer students have when they transition from a beginner focused class to an all levels class with more rolling is that it gets a lot harder for them. Which is perfectly natural.  Jiu jitsu is so unlike other sports in its movement on the ground. That’s why there is this large tutorial phase. Where you have to learn (in most academy’s) all the basic movements like forward rolls, backwards rolls, shrimping, break falling, etc and then

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Always assume that your opponent will be bigger, faster, and stronger than you

This is the old school way of thought in Jiu Jitsu that gets overlooked a lot now a days.  And I think it’s both good and bad.  Old school Jiu Jitsu, at least in America, was always centered around usefulness in a fight.  Especially during a time when everyone thought that karate black belts needed to register their hands as deadly weapons and that the dim mak or death touch was real.  —So what better way to promote Jiu Jitsu

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Illegal moves for white belts

There are a lot of moves banned in many tournaments for white belt competitors.  The process of making a technique illegal often arises when the governing body or organization identifies a position with the potential to cause injury.  Often, the move or position won’t start off being illegal. It’s only after injuries keep recurring that the move or positions legality comes up for discussion.  Especially, for newer competitors that are often unfamiliar with competing, rules, and controlling themselves.  If you’ve

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