How do you remember everything you learn in your Jiu-Jitsu training? Here are four tips you can use to remember Jiu-Jitsu techniques:
1. Take notes.
One way to retain more of what you learn during class is by taking notes. Rather than trying to take notes during class, wait until it’s over. As you jot things down, you’ll have a chance to review what you just learned in your mind and note technical details. Keep your notes organized so that it’s easy for you to refer back to them in the future. You can use a digital journal, like an app, or a paper notebook. Digital notes are great for searching key terms later on. But writing things down can sometimes help you solidify things better in your mind. Even if something seems fresh in your mind right after class, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to recall what you’ve learned later on. It may not seem useful now to write it down now, but it might be helpful at some point.
2. Take video.
Another way to help you remember what you’ve learned is by taking video. Again, wait until after class is over before you start recording. You’ll have a chance to practice techniques right after class, and the video will give you something to reference going forward. Similar to organizing your notes, keep your library organized so that it’s easy to locate any videos in the future.
In addition to taking notes and video, visualization is another way to help you remember what you’ve learned. Even when you’re off the mats, you can use this technique and recall skills and techniques. A lot of athletes in a variety of sports use visualization to practice their skills throughout the day. You can close your eyes or keep them open if you’re more comfortable, and picture yourself going through the motions of a specific technique.
4. Stay present.
When you’re in class, bring 100% of your attention to what’s going on in class. Shifting your focus away from stress and distractions will take some practice. But by making an effort to stay present in class, you’re more likely to get more out of your training time. For the hour of your day spent on the mat, don’t let your mind wander to other things. Stay focused, stay present.
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