What are the limits of each study phase listed below, and how do other phases work to fill in the gaps?
For example, I’ve read people who say reps aren’t necessary and possibly even harmful to progress who’ve NEVER trained reps for any length of time. Lol.
On the flipside I’ve seen people whose sole training method is repetition and it’s easy to tell they have no depth of understanding of holding/dominating positions. That is, repping a cross-collar choke is a waste of time if you aren’t well versed in the overall geography of mount as it relates to maintenance as well as functional transitions.
If serious about developing each skill (research, experimenting, repping, sparring), pick a phase and specialize for 6-12 months before balancing things back out again.