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Prof. RJ’s thoughts on improving your BJJ skills…

Perfecting the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) requires sheer hard work and commitment. I am seeking to enhance my ability and improve on my BJJ moves to become a better athlete. To achieve this, it is essential that I ensure that I perfect my posture as once the position is right, it becomes easier to access various BJJ techniques. I hope to achieve this by making sure that I check whether my position is good every so often (“Simple things you can do to improve your Jiu Jitsu game,” 2017).

It is also important that I ensure I am physically fit to excel in this sport. Physical workouts will enhance my breathing; which ensures that I remain energetic during a match (Patino, 2017). Engaging in physical exercises is one of the ways in which an athlete can gain endurance for sport. In this case, I aim to develop aerobic endurance which is vital for the supply of energy during a match (Eriksen, 2011). Having enough energy will help me fight back my opponent and last in the game longer.

One of the most important things to recognize about BJJ is that the most effective techniques are simple. In light of this, I should ensure that I observe simple techniques such as the positioning of the elbows, building a frame and moving away from it, among others (Simco, 2005).

It is also helpful to evaluate the pIMG_2380ractical techniques and making a point of learning one at a time to gain perfection, as Gurgel (2007) argues. It is critical that I learn some of the best defenses in the game if I aim to improve my BJJ skills and techniques.

This is crucial in preventing one from losing to their opponent during a match. If I apply these techniques, it is likely that I will significantly improve my BJJ abilities, hence making me a remarkable athlete.
Eriksen, C. (2011). The Physiological Key Elements When Learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Undergraduate). Aalborg University.

Gurgel, F. (2007). Brazilian jiu-jitsu advanced techniques (1st ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: Blue Snake Books.

Patino, J. (2017). Mastering Jiu-Jitsu, One Move at a Time – American Top Team East Orlando. American Top Team East Orlando. Retrieved 31 March 2017, from

Simco, G. (2005). Brazilian jiu-jitsu basics (1st ed.). New York: Citadel.
Simple things you can do to improve your Jiu Jitsu game. (2017). The Gentle Art. Retrieved 31 March 2017, from

Simple things you can do to improve your Jiu Jitsu game

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