I use to do more of a TMA and after class I'd come home and write the technique down. I kind of developed myslef a system where I'd watch the feet first then the hands and then mesh the two together. I'd spend the next week working through the footwork of it, then the next week the hands and then combine the two. After that I'd start looking for ways that made the technique feel better for me and hopefully more effective. In class I'd listen out for the instructor giving tips and advice to others and then go home and add these to my notes. So for example a slight changing of the angle of my hand in a technique may make it easier or more effective to perform. But with Judo/BJJ Im stuck as to what to look for. As a beginner are there basic things you would suggest to start looking out for ? I often wonder what would happenif the perosn done this or that, but in class you dont always have time to try variations and see what works and what doesnt and why it doesnt. Out of class I dont have a training partner so anything done has to be in shadow form (At the moment I can only use my legs anyway, my upper half is bung) I guess Im one of those people that likes to analyze the technique and break it right down. I want know why it doesnt work in certain ways and why other ways work etc. Maybe I look to much into it but I think it'sfor the better. I think its beneficial to have an intructor who explains and shows a wrong way and why it doesnt work. Mistakes are great to learn from. So I guess my question is how do you/what's your way of analyzing a technique? Do you take it home and imagine different scenarios and how it would or wouldnt work ? Try them on the neighbours dog ?