If you’re new to Jiu-Jitsu, here are some training habits for BJJ white belts that can help you get started on your journey:
1. Train Frequently but Consistently
One good training habit for BJJ white belts is to develop a consistent routine. For example, training three days a week for several weeks is a better routine than training every day one week and then once the following week. Find a training frequency that you can maintain, and then commit to and stay on track with that schedule.
2. Roll with Everyone
Another good training habit is to roll with everyone – all different sizes, experience levels, and body types. You’ll learn much more when you mix things up and roll with a variety of styles and belts. You might be nervous at first, but you’ll learn a lot when you’re willing to try.
3. Practice Injury Prevention
Create good training habits that can prevent future injuries. For example, always warm up before rolling. Take care of your fitness and stay on top of your recovery after training. Also, don’t let your ego get in the way of tapping early and often.
4. Be Respectful
Always be respectful of your training partners and instructors. Building these relationships early is important. When you show up for class, wear a clean gi or rash guard. Listen and pay attention. Be a good drilling partner, and you’ll always have good partners, as well.
5. Learn the Basics
When you start training BJJ, it can feel like you’re drinking from a fire hose. Focus on learning and drilling the basics. Build a solid foundation and take notes after class. If something doesn’t make sense, ask questions.
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