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April 3, 2021

Jiu-Jitsu Training with Intention

Dalton Anderson

Jiu-Jitsu Training with Intention

Success is not accidental, it is intentional. Do something everyday to create the success you want and deserve.  We all want to get better in our Jiu-Jitsu journey here at Easton. One of the keys to becoming better at Jiu-Jitsu is to become more intentional with your training.  Being intentional means to be done on purpose or deliberately.  Do you have a plan ahead of time for what you want to focus on with your rolls during the week?  Are you getting extra reps in before or after class and asking for help?  Are you keeping track of what is working for you and what is not? 

Let’s explore each of these questions so we can begin to understand the importance of training with even more intention.

Plan ahead.

This is as simple as having a goal of what you want to work on that week. What areas in your Jiu-Jitsu are you getting stuck?  Are you working on being more offensive or defensive?  Is there a technique you have tried a few times that just isn’t working for you?  Having an idea or plan for what you want focus on before you start your roll is a great way to begin to becoming more intentional with your training.  I usually have two game plans depending on who I am rolling with.  With my fellow white belts I may be looking to maintain or work from a specific position.  With the blue belts through black belts, it’s survive until the timer goes off and try to improve my position.

Get those reps in.

Doing Jiu-Jitsu here at the academy is like working out in a regular gym.  You have to get those reps in to see the growth!  Show up early, leave later, do what you have to do to be able to get some extra work in on the techniques or escapes you are learning.  All of us here at Easton love to help each other get better. Ask a training partner to do some extra drills with you either before or after class. They may be working on the same thing or have some tips to help improve your technique.  Getting in extra reps will improve your muscle memory, which will help the moves become more natural and effective.

Track your training.

Keep a journal with you to take notes after class and after rolling.  Write out what techniques you learned in class and what little details you remember about them.  After Randoris this is a good time to reflect on your rolls and what did and didn’t work for you.  Were you able to successfully hit the techniques you have been working on?  Was their a specific position you kept finding yourself in?  What do you need to work on next week?  Being able to write these things down will not only help guide you to the next thing you need work on but it will be a great way to look back over the years and appreciate your growth!

Bonus: Utilize your instructors.

If you want to get the most out your training here at Easton and get an even more one on one approach, schedule a private lesson with one of our amazing instructors!  Swing by the front desk next time you are the academy to get more information!

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