While performing my solo drills I began to think about how many Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling classes are run. From my experiences I have observed that many classes start with a warm-up of varying length, a drill session and then some sparring to work on those drills. Of course, every academy is different. But from my experiences or from those I have heard from others, hardly any schools cover the same type of drills repeatedly.
Many people have covered this issue extensively but I am not convinced either way. I appreciate the diversity from learning so many different submissions and positions. I also like it when I am able to nail a technique through repeated practice.
In my new approach of (daily) drilling techniques, like escapes from the mount, I have found that I have become more effective against live opponents. In a sense I have broken through a plateau but I wouldn’t rush to say one way is better than the other?
Any thoughts out there?