A Deeper Knowledge Of The Simple Techniques Gives More Effective Jiu-Jitsu.
Developing a deep knowledge and skill of a smaller number of basic BJJ moves and their underlying concepts is far more effective than constantly chasing new techniques but not really having a deep understanding of their usage nor developing them into a reliable skill of unconscious reflex.
Early on in learning Jiu-Jitsu, It’s easy to get caught up in the constant search for newer and crazier techniques and your approach to Jiu-Jitsu often becomes an arms race to find something new your opponent hasn’t seen before.
Head Instructor Adam Sparrow recently completed a three-day instructor training course held by our affiliate team Escapology BJJ.
Escapology BJJ Instructors Tom Barlow (2nd Degree Black Belt) & Chelsea Leah (1st Degree Black Belt) taught the course at their gym, Rolling Dojo, located in Cambridge.
The three-day course covered subjects such as,
Teaching different age ranges from young children through to adults.
Some useful ways to run classes.
Different types of lessons,
Lesson planning and putting together lesson plans.
The best ways to teach a technique.
Putting techniques into context.
Showing the most important concepts of a move.
Demonstrating techniques to students.
How to repeat movements and keep students attention using disguised repetition.
How to tailor information depending on a students level.
How to use drills to build a kinaesthetic understanding of the move or concept you are teaching.
The best ways and methods to deliver information to students.
How to correct techniques.
Engaging and building rapport with students.
the type of personality students want to learn from.
Safety when training.
Methods of training for competition.
Forms of sparring
How to introduce beginners to the art.
As well as theory study on each area, over the three days, Adam took part in a class of every description and a mini-seminar to see the information in action. Plenty of rolling with Tom, the other course participants, and the club’s regular students took place, and Tom and Chelsea also taught some great technical Jiu-Jitsu knowledge.
Awarded to Adam at the end of the course was a certificate confirming that the participants had completed a Fundamentals of Coaching course for Escapology BJJ.
It was an informative three days with lots of useful knowledge learnt.
Huge well done to James and Andy competing at the Dorset and Hants Open today!
James won Gold in Both Gi and No Gi winning all matches via Submission and Andy won silver in the Gi.
James Won £100 for winning gold in his Gi category as well as an additional £100 for the Fastest Submission of the competition which is the first Armbar shown in the video further below at around 9 seconds of the match!