Note-taking and shadow grappling
Mon, 2007-03-26 13:23 — 21tomlinson
Hi guys. One of the problems I have encountered so far in training BJJ is that it seems like it's very hard to retain everything the instructor says. He'll show us some different sweeps, passes or submissions and then a week later I find myself sparring with someone and totally forgetting the way the instructor showed us how do to the given move. One of the ideas I've come up with to combat this is that I could take notes immediately after each class and write down what the instructor taught, then spend 20-30 minutes each night "shadow grappling," or running through the moves on my own without a training partner. A training partner would be nice, but I've found it very hard to find guys to train with outside of class. Do you guys think that training this way would help me to improve my game and sharpen my skills? Thanks for the info.
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