Tråd: Avancerad träning

Efterhand som du blir mer avancerad så hittar du ditt eget "game". En lätt, snabb person har inte samma favorittekniker som en tung, stark men mindre flexibel person.

MEN vi som är instruktörer (och du som tänker bli instruktör någon gång) skall visa teknikerna, med alla detaljer, på samma sätt till alla. "Enligt skolboken" som vi säger. En nybörjare har ingen aning om sitt bästa game. "Skolboken" visar också en teknik i alla dess steg och så att du säkrare kan få tekniken att fungera. Är du blixtsnabb behövs kanske inte alla steg, men nybörjaren är inte blixtsnabb så visa inte hen din förenklade specialteknik. Själv kan du avvika från "skolbokstekniken" om du vet vad du gör. Och fungerar det inte så kan du alltid gå tillbaks till grundtekniken och fundera på vad du måste ändra i din förenklade teknik för att det fortfarande skall funka. har skrivit en del om detta som kan vara värt att läsa för dig som är avancerad:

Hi there,

Today I want to talk about something that might be a little controversial: loyalty.

Lots of people are completely wrong when they talk about loyalty in a BJJ setting...

Loyalty to an instructor, to a club, or to a team is highly valued in BJJ. And generally that's a good thing. As I hinted a few emails ago (in "Know This About Your BJJ Club"), you're not just learning techniques at a club. You're joining a social network, a family of sorts.

But some people think that loyalty means becoming a clone of their instructor.

If he's a top player and prefers not to use the guard, then they become fanatical top players.

If he prefers the knee mount with a certain grip, then they always use it too and insist that there are no other valid grips.

If he uses only two collar chokes to finish from rear mount, then they close their eyes to any other submission opportunities.

BUT OF COURSE your game should look different from your instructor's game!!

For one thing, his physical attributes won't be the same as yours. If he's super-flexible, and you can barely touch your toes, then his bread-and-butter techniques may not work for you. If you're 200 lbs of muscle and gristle, and he's 140 lbs soaking wet, then you'll be able to do things that he can only dream of.

I've heard of some martial art instructors who demand slavish imitation, and suppress any creativity on the part of their students. Maybe that has a role in traditional martial arts, where they're trying to pass on historical information and valued traditions unchanged to the next generation.

Suppressing creativity in BJJ is a different matter.

If your instructor's ego is really so weak that he can't handle you exploring any new territory on your own, then you've joined a cult, not a school. My suggestion would be to find a new instructor.


If you and I start training at the same school then we might both initially learn the same techniques (and the same way to do those techniques). There's nothing wrong with that - everybody needs a place to start.

With time, however, your game will start to be different from my game, and both our games will start to be different from our instructor's game. That's not a sign of disrespect - it's a sign of our games maturing.

Loyalty does NOT mean slavishly imitating your instructor's techniques. Listen to your instructor. Learn his techniques. Pay attention to his suggestions. But ultimately YOU decide whether or not you're going to add a specific technique to your arsenal.

I always find it interesting when a famous student has a very different game from a famous teacher. Among other things it means that the teacher was secure enough in his own knowledge to let his student go and find his own way.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an art of physical self-expression. The job of your instructor is to facilitate that development. He can give you some guidance, but ultimately the responsibility for your development falls on your shoulders, not his.

If you develop some unique techniques, combinations, strategies or tactics then your instructor should be happy with a job well done.

Stephan Kesting


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