If you’re wondering how to get the most out of your Jiu-Jitsu training, here are a few simple things you can do right away:
1. Give more.
To get the most out of your training, you may need to give more. In martial arts, the best way to get quality results is to put in quality effort. If you know there are certain parts of your training that you’ve been neglecting, now is the time to put some energy back into your practice. Showing up only to go through the motions will not yield your best results. Remember that you don’t have to make a considerable jump to give more; even a change of 1% could make a big difference in your training.
2. Define your goals.
If you’re ready to put more into your training, the next step is to make sure you have clearly defined goals. Without effective goal-setting, your practice may feel like you’re trying to tackle everything all at once. And that’s not easy to do. If you want to maximize your training, you must decide what to focus on through goal-setting. Then, with a narrower focus, you can direct your training time and energy toward a specific purpose while increasing your chances of improvement.
3. Ask questions.
You’re not the only one who wants to get the most out of your training. Your instructor wants this for you, too. They are there as a resource, but are you using this resource? If not, now is the time to start taking advantage of your instructors’ experience and knowledge. If you have questions you’ve wanted to ask, ask them.
4. Check your ego.
The more time you spend focusing on yourself, the more fun and productive your Jiu-Jitsu training will be. If you spend all of your time, attention, and energy comparing yourself to others, then you are limited on how much you’re paying attention to yourself. Training to feed your ego can lead to injury. Instead of training to be the best, train to be your best.