Over the past 46 days I have improved considerably in BJJ. I play an open guard instead of a closed guard now; I have increased my ability to sweep; I have a more effective triangle; I am able to set up more effective ways to transition to positional dominance and I have developed more effective side and top mount defenses.
At the same time, while undergoing this process, I have also realized how far I have to go. Further, even though I have picked up many tips and tricks and have learned how to implement them to various degrees, I am always struck by the numerous different ways to do something in BJJ. So as I keep learning variations I keep reminding myself that I can’t lose sight of the basics.
As I continue to try to expand my knowledge base I am also continually working on my physical limitations. My flexibility and range of motion, weight and anaerobic endurance are issues that I am addressing and I know if I continue to improve in these areas my BJJ performance will improve as well.
So working on those issues is my continued resolution as 2008 rolls in…
Above is a BJ Penn video that illustrates many Jiu-jitsu fundamentals. (9 min 56 secs)