A “coachable” student automatically has an advantage over the stubborn or lazy student. Here are 3 ways you can be more coachable, and thus more successful at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu:
Ask Questions. Your instructor, if he or she is any good, wants to answer your questions and help you progress as fast as possible. Do not listen to that voice in your head that says it’s a stupid question- ask the question!
Hear and Listen. To hear is to “perceive with the ear the sound made by someone or something.” To listen is to “give one’s attention to a sound.” A student must truly listen to grasp the concept, technique, or advice being given.
Implement Immediately. Sometimes a student asks a question (“What should I work on?”) and gets a direct answer (“Drill the hip escape from mount 50x before Saturday”), only to procrastinate or worse, disregard the instructions. Before you know it they’re back asking why they keep getting submitted from mount. Do not be lazy.
Trust Your Coach. If you do not have faith in your instructor’s knowledge, 1 of 2 things may be the reason. First, perhaps you have realized that your instructor is not qualified – Find a new instructor. Or maybe you’re a bit arrogant or stubborn and want to do it your way – Listen to the people who’ve accomplished what you want to accomplish (like becoming a BJJ black belt).
Follow these 4 guidelines and you’re off to a good start. Or, correct these areas and watch your skill set improve faster than ever.
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The road to the 2017 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships has already began, and 1 Chester County resident is training hard in Downingtown, PA to reach the top of the podium.
Phil Mento, who works and trains at Paramount BJJ, has won the Boston Open, NAGA, New Breed, PABJJF, and has medaled at the New York Open, Charlotte Open, and more in 2016. This past weekend he added 2 more Gold medals to his collection at the US Grappling Championships in Maryland.
Phil Mento wins the US Grappling purple belt Open division.
Phil is among the very best young up-and-coming purple belts in the US, and is looking to prove himself as one of the best in the world in June 2017. Follow his journey and train alongside him at Paramount BJJ, in Downingtown PA, just minutes from West Chester, Exton, Malvern and Coatesville.
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This month at Paramount Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in our Intermediate BJJ curriculum we’re focusing on escaping submissions. In this video from multiple-time World Champion Robson Moura, he demonstrates how to get out of the Brabo/Darce choke- a very common choke in both grappling and UFC (MMA or mixed martial arts). Check it out:
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