Is Training Just Two Days Per Week A Waste Of Time?

 

Can you get better at BJJ training only 2 days a week, or are you wasting your time?

This is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu question I received from Instagram.

The person asking this question is training No Gi BJJ and has a ton of other interests. In general he’s just a fitness fanatic.

Because of all of these other things on his plate. He’s wondering if he’s wasting his time training 2 times a week of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

In this video I talk about how people mimic the extremes of BJJ like high level competitors. And it’s not in alignment for their goals.

BJJ competitions and grappling competitors are fascinating. And their performances inspire us.

And in turn, we enjoy emulating this style of training. Regardless of whether or not we intend to follow that same path.

And in the the case of the person who asked the question. He has a ton of other goals and interests. So it only makes sense that he would not be as invested into BJJ.

And I try to explain why training twice a week is not a waste of time and how it can even be beneficial for your training because it can create better focus.

If you’re in this situation with you’re training. I hope this video is helpful! Thanks for watching.

And don’t let competitions and the excitement of it shame you or make you feel guilty.
-Chewy
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Easy And Effective Butterfly Sweep For White Belts!

 

Jake and I did a great Butterfly Guard setup from Full Guard. This video was recorded while in Costa Rica during the Pura Vida BJJ and Surfing Retreat.

This video was for Jake’s daughter Sage who trains Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and has been wanting to work on sweeps.

So I went through one of my favorite no gi sweeps in BJJ as a White Belt. This is the same setup that helped me ease into doing Butterfly Guard Sweeps and attacks as a White and Blue Belt.

The setup that I show can also be used as an effective posture breaking option. Especially in no gi grappling where people will just tuck their body on top very tight and prevent someone moving inside the Guard.

I hope this Full Guard setup to a Butterfly Guard sweep helps you with your Brazilian Jiujitsu.

Thanks for watching!
-Chewy

 

 

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Why Do Some People Get Better At BJJ Faster

 

What makes some people in BJJ progress faster than others? This is a loaded question I received recently.

I say loaded because there are so many things that can factor into progression in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Everything from pure genetic potential, to eating habits, sleep habits, level of responsibility outside of the gym and so on.

But our friend left the idea of mindset on the table in his question. So I imagine he thinks your mindset in BJJ has something to do with skill progression. And it does!

So I stuck with that as a focus as to a factor of faster BJJ progression.

Assuming all things are equal. Mindset is one of the biggest factors to progression in Brazilian Jiujitsu.

I know from personal experience. Simply changing my mindset literally make my game completely change and jump, in a positive way, in around a year.

It wasn’t the easiest thing, as it required me to relax and let go of some of my personal baggage. And only came after a tough conversation that transpired with my coaches. But boy did it make a difference.

While this video may not be applicable to you. Because maybe you already represent “Student B” on the mats. You can use the idea of staying relaxed and being more open to information for just about anything.

thanks for watching!
-Chewy

 

 

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