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In the beginning of a student’s Jiu-Jitsu training, they may feel overwhelmed. Naturally, they resort to utilizing their physical attributes believing these will compensate for their lack of technical skill. This would be the incorrect path to take.

Those just using their attributes, especially in the early stages of training, don’t learn what they need to know, such as survival, escapes, counters, etc. Perhaps the attribute driven student gains some early success with that approach. However, eventually others will figure out what your attributes are, and either they’ll get around them, just plain avoid them, or even use them against you.

Bottom line, don’t rely on your attributes alone. The goal should be to learn the techniques first, and then add in your attributes later, as you develop skill and experience. Doing so will add to the overall effectiveness of the technique. Allowing your attributes to assist your techniques will pay dividends later, as you become more efficient and more effective with your energy output.

Learn. Drill. Roll. TRANSFORM!

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