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Helpful Tips for Beginners

It’s not easy being the new person in class, feeling like you have no idea what’s going on.  All these feelings are completely normal and it’s okay.  Everyone goes through this when they first start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, so every one in the room knows exactly how you feel.  Try to stay positive and enjoy the ride.  If you keep coming consistently and are open to learning you will steadily improve.


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Here are a few tips to help you get started on the right foot:

  1. When it’s time to roll stay calm and try the techniques you know
  2. Always keep coming back
  3. Master the basics first
  4. Don’t compare yourself to others
  5. Always be open to learn, even if it’s a position you don’t see yourself using
  6. If you can’t get the hang of  a technique don’t get frustrated, many times it takes revisiting a tricky technique later down the road for it to really feel smooth and natural
  7. Consistency is key
  8. Leave your ego at the door and tap when you need to tap so you can avoid injury and train tomorrow
  9. Drill
  10. Train as much as you can, the more you train the faster you will progress
  11. Enjoy the journey
  12. Embrace getting beat in training and learn from it.  It’s all part of the process
  13. Ask questions
  14. Stay present in the roll so you know what works, what doesn’t work, and what went wrong
  15. Keep a journal and write down what you learned, what worked, and what you need to work on after every training session
  16. Build confidence over small successes
  17. Keep good hygiene
  18. The first month is the hardest.  Don’t give up and you will be glad you stayed
  19. Come to class even if you don’t feel like it
  20. It’s okay and normal to have some bad training sessions so don’t let them get you down and try to stay positive
  21. Don’t be afraid to lose


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