Getting good feedback in your Jiu-Jitsu practice helps you continue to improve and can make a big difference in your training long-term. Given that you trust the person offering the feedback, either your coach or your partner, you can get a lot out of what they have to say.
Here are a few suggestions on how you can get good feedback in Jiu-Jitsu.
1. If you’re not getting feedback, ask for it.
First of all, if you don’t feel like you’re getting the feedback that you need, start by asking for help. If you’re working on a particular skill, let your partner and your coach know so they can suggest how you might improve in the future.
2. Keep an open mind.
Sometimes accepting feedback can be tough. Especially if the feedback is something you weren’t even aware that you were doing. While you might feel singled out or attacked at first, keep in mind that good feedback is constructive and is not the same as criticism. The intent is to help. So if your coach or partner offers feedback, try what they suggest with an open mind before you discount their suggestions.
3. Show appreciation.
When you receive feedback, even if it wasn’t what you wanted to hear, show appreciation. Thanking your partners and coaches is one of many ways that you build a relationship with the people you’re training with. If you respond with appreciation, you’re building that bond and making it more likely that you’ll continue to get helpful feedback in the future.
Once you’ve accepted good feedback and start executing on it, be patient with the learning and improvement process. Even if you aren’t able to make the change that you want now, you’ll eventually be able to do it.
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