What’s your excuse?
I get asked often, “what can I do to get better at BJJ” ? In other articles I’ve written I detailed the importance of training often, your mind set and quality time spent in class. These definitely are keys to becoming a good BJJ practitioner. But another very important tool is the private lesson. Private lessons give you one on one time with your instructor. Your instructor is focused on YOU and not the entire class. He can hone in on specifics related to techniques already in your arsenal. Is your positioning correct ? Is your movement correct ? Angles? Pressure? Grips? Your instructor already knows you, your game and skill level. This is a great advantage. A specific plan can be developed according to your abilities and skills. This is also a great time to learn NEW techniques. Ironing out issues and mistakes while increasing knowledge and developing the techniques to fit your strengths, body type and abilities. I personally have taken approximately 20 private lessons over the years with my instructor. I can honestly say that private lessons have greatly improved my game. Nothing else has helped in such a drastic way as private lessons have.