When you have a question about Jiu-Jitsu, you most likely want to learn something and improve. But keep in mind that not all questions are the same. Students ask a lot of good questions, and the better the question, the better the information and help you’ll receive.
On the other hand, if you ask a poor question, you might not get the information that you need. So, here are a few suggestions on how to ask your Jiu-Jitsu instructor good questions:
1. Be specific.
If you ask a specific question, you’re more likely to get a specific answer. An answer that you can then put into practice. A vague question won’t get you too far, and your instructor may not appreciate the question, either.
2. Listen and pay attention to details.
Pay attention to the demonstrations your instructor gives in front of the class and pay attention to the details. Asking a question about a detail that’s confusing or interesting lets the instructor know that you’re engaged and listening.
3. Attempt before asking.
Before asking a question about a technique, try it several times. You might work out the answer on your own. But if it still doesn’t make sense, ask a specific question about where you’re stuck.
4. Don’t change the subject.
Keep your questions in line with what your instructor is explaining or demoing. If you have a question about an unrelated topic, save it for later on in class.
5. Be aware of your timing.
Some parts of a class are better than others to ask questions. Wait until your instructor asks the class for questions, and never interrupt a demonstration.
Learning to ask good questions can help you improve your Jiu-Jitsu and make you a more coachable student. So never be afraid to ask questions, but just ensure that you’re asking in a way that leads to learning rather than distraction or frustration.
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