5 Myths About Jiu Jitsu Training.
5 Myths About Jiu Jitsu Training
1. Size and Strength will not matter
If you are a small dude or gal, you might resonate with this Myth, strength and size DO MATTER, however, there is always a way to approach the fight with a bigger opponent.
Common techniques like armbars, triangles, and many takedowns would not be effective with opponents bigger than you.
Other techniques like back chokes, lapel chokes, and even some leg locks can be more effective than getting tossed or smashed while attempting a triangle.
2. You Should Not Tap to a Lower Belt.
This is one of the most irrational things I’ve heard from some coaches during my few years of Jiu Jitsu training.
Tapping to a lower belt should not mean much for either side. We all have good and bad days and helping each other grow and understand our game gaps is important.
Lucky you if you find someone that regardless of their rank, finds a gap in your game and help you get better at it, take every tap as a learning op.
3. All you need to learn is on YouTube.
There are great resources on Youtube YES! But you can’t watch yourself perform a technique and let’s be honest, you can’t correct your bad habits alone or give yourself insightful feedback. You need a coach.
With the aid of an instructor, video instruction and learning can be a valuable part of anyone’s education.
4. You Need a Big Camp and Preparation to Compete in a tournament.
Lately, there has been a wave of academies offering externals preparation camps for big tournaments, which I think is pretty rad, however, if you can’t afford those, you don’t really need them.
If you are constant with your training, you should be ready to fight anytime you will be most likely in a healthy weight range from your goal and you will be feeling good.
So don’t psyche yourself up, just show up and train hard.
5. Female BJJ is not there yet
If you mean there are not as many female competitors as there are male competitors, I’ll give it to you.
If you really calculate the probabilities you will see that on average female matches are equally or more exciting than men’s considering the number of competitors.
More than a few BJJ Promotions have been adding female super fight matches or even promoted female-only events because they know, it will be entertaining.