As we become better martial artists, we also become more attune to our own bodies and weaknesses. Before any real growth occurs one must experience the pain of defeat over and over again . Coming into your jiu-jitsu class with small measurable goals is pivotal to advancing the psyche behind rolling. As Profectus Jiu-Jitsu training partners, we welcome and encourage the idea of helping each other grow past our weaknesses. Below are some examples of "focused training" methods that may work for where you are in your jiu-jitsu journey.
1. Deciding that NO ONE is passing your guard tonight
2. Deciding that you are only going for back takes
3. Deciding that you only want to work on escaping bad positions
4. Deciding that you will try to pass to "knee on belly" every roll
5. Pushing your stamina and being one of the LAST people on the mat.
6. Going back to back matches regardless of fatigue and try to survive
When we look at rolling as a series of games that can be played, our performance enhances. Decide what "game" you're most uncomfortable with and play that one the most!
- Coach Jeff
Jeremy Akin will be teaching a seminar at the Vigilance Martial Arts (Profectus Fairview) this Saturday. Classes will be closed in order to encourage attendance. It will be $60/before Friday or $100/ at the door. His teachings will revolve around the kimura trap system... a technique that translates well between both gi and no-gi. If you haven't had a chance to learn from Professor Akin this is a great opportunity!.
Support for events like this go a LONG way in your school's growth and expansion. There are many events that happen all year that students can take advantage of. Especially as a colored belt....frequent attendance to these events is paramount. Every seminar I've ever attended left me with more tools and more success on the mat.. There's so much experience and valuable knowledge to be had (which can lead to your advancement!) Try to prioritize and budget for as many of these events as your schedule allows! It really does help everyone!
- Coach Jeff
Hunter Silvers is a super important part of our program here in Lebanon, TN! We're very proud to have represented us 9x last year in competition. His dedication to Profectus Jiu-Jitsu and his help around the school has built him quite the reputation. Come out to Wilson County and train some jiu-Jitsu with the one and only Hunter Silvers!
Jeff Spain Jr
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt