As November 16th was my one year anniversary of Jiujitsu365 I have been thinking a lot lately in terms of direction. I purposely avoided commenting on it because I was in a fog over my BJJ development. I know I have improved but I didn’t know how to quantify or express my progress.
The last three weeks of my project, I even stopped doing my 30 BJJ reps a day. I still did something BJJ related each day to reach my goal, even if it was studying a book or watching TUF on Spike. But that was pushing it. However, now I have refocused and decided on some concrete measures to improve my BJJ game. They are:
Personal Notebook: I want to be able to pore over the pages and be able to say, “Oh, this is why I am able to do this so well! I worked on it 100 times last year” or “No wonder I have no bottom game, I never work on it.”
Private Lessons: I can break down my game with my instructor, gain mat time I couldn’t get otherwise and work on my strengths and weaknesses. I also imagine that this would make me much more technical.
Recording my sparring sessions: I want to study my game like NFL players do. Hopefully, I will see my errors and learn more about my sparring partners; things I don’t always see when I have a forearm smashed against my neck.
I have already started using the personal notebook and it is actually easier than blogging. I will start taking private sessions in February when the new semester has slowed down a bit. I will start filming on January 2 after the holiday season.