Experts of jiujitsu are always observed talking about things such as, ‘learning about the basics of jiujitsu,’ but no one actually tells the meaning of these statements. For people interested in developing their skills and careers in this combat sport, such statements are only limited to theoretical understanding, but may not seem to be suitable when it comes to applying practical skills in developing greater competency and skills in the jiujitsu sport.
However, in the midst of all practical and theoretical knowledge, here are some valuable tips that can really be helpful for aspiring jiujitsu players to master their skill and art in this particular sport.
Relaxing while Training
First things first. You need to feel relaxed when you are training for jiujitsu. This is one of the skills that can help you acquire the ability when mastering your fighting skills in the jiujitsu sport.
If you train without the ability to relax, sooner or later you will be exhausted or overtrained. The worst-case scenario is that you will be injured. Not just that, training with a super-competitive mindset can slow your progress down. Research proves that learning is best done in a relaxed environment and mindset.
Shrimping and Bridging
The analogy of grappling to a language, and sparring to a conversation is a common reference in mainstream jiujitsu. Considering that grappling is a language, then shrimping and bridging can suitably be considered as the vowels or the standing pillars of this language.
They are that crucial. These are the two most important sets of collections that help in sewing all your movements together when practicing jujitsu.
These are movements that need to be learned and repeatedly learned so that they can be used as techniques against opponents. Furthermore, just because you have not been able to demonstrate these techniques properly in the first few years of your training, there is no need to feel disappointed.
Remember, that jujitsu like mathematics deserves adequate practice. You need to spend time researching the ways in which you can master these skills so that you can use them as effective techniques against your opponent.
One of the earliest advice that is given to every person aspiring to be a jiujitsu player is that ‘if you cannot grip, you cannot fight.’ All things aside, this is indeed a wise tip.
The art of gripping comprises of two major components. First, it involves the effective use of your hands. Your hands and fingers will automatically become stronger after years of training. One of the most effective ways of strengthening your grip has been rock climbing. You can definitely feel the difference once you start doing it regularly.
A second valuable component of gripping is to grip effectively, not just strongly. If you apply too much strength in holding a piece of cloth, you will be fatigued and lose your grip. This video will help you find the technique that can help you most with gripping.
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