I have about 30+ books on grappling; Sambo, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo, Submission Wrestling and MMA. Like all of the martial arts books I have bought over the years I have poured over them and practiced techniques that have caught my eye.
However, in my quest to improve my BJJ game this approach seems more like a Jack of all trades, master of none approach. In the past two weeks I have taken a different approach. As I am always looking through books and use them for my solo drills I decided to record my number of reps. I simply write a capital R or L at the top of the page to indicate what side I practiced it on and then place a check above the letter to signify 10 repetitions.
If I keep it up, it will let me know how much I have practiced a certain technique. It will also serve as a tool to motivate me to practice the same moves to drive the numbers up and to work through the entire book. Hopefully, greater reps will translate to the mat.