Progression of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (great and long read)

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  1. Ballzilla

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    Cool and thoughtful article, thanks for posting that. I like how he explores not only the technical aspect of what he feels people should be working on, but the common mindsets that people have at each level.
     
  3. Ballzilla

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    The mindset aspect is what did it for me. We have a blue belt in my school who, to me anyways, has amazing technique. I outweigh him by, I'm guessing, close to 100 lbs. Just last night I found myself asking "How do I get on top of this guy?". The article made me realize that I'm not really supposed to. If I do.....then great but then what? Back to my back I go. lol
     
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    Roy Harris is my instructor and an excellent practitioner and teacher. I found this article to be very enlightening the first time I read it. I highly recommend folks go to a seminar of his if the opportunity presents itself!
     
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    Always a fantastic read, thank you for bringing it up again.
     
  6. Ballzilla

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    LOL

    I knew there was no way this hadn't been posted at some time.
     
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    I liked it. I may disagree on a few parts about when "flow" and putting your own little stamp or specialty area can develop but overall i thought it was a very good article.

    especially if you are just starting, I think it will allow that person to relax a bit more knowing that they don't need to be dominating at lower levels. "survival" is a good word to use at some level.
     
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    This is cool. Thanks man!
     
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    i read the article for the first time. thanks for posting/sharing. i like the mindset characterizations. they definitely help to keep things in perspective.
     
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    This is very enlightening, I hope to one day obtain this knowledge as every of Jiu Jitsu practitioner. I am also intrigued by his training technique, its very broken down and methodical.
     

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