Rolling Mindset

Most people agree that drilling is one of the most important things you can do to improve your jiu-jitsu. But people have different ideas on what method of drilling is best. In my experience, simply treating "live sparring" like "live drilling" is a simple way to drill dynamically every time you’re on the mat. Be conscious when you roll. Work specific techniques, and make note of both their successes and failures. Problem solve the specific issues you are having and repeat. Remembering that rolling is just a drill also helps create a relaxed mindset. The focus shifts from winning at any cost to improving in a specific area. And while it definitely takes some time to become proficient enough to be able to treat rolling as nothing more than another drill, it definitely helps maximize your potential.  


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