It’s taken about four years AFTER a promotion to black belt to have a basic Jiu-Jitsu game I’m happy with.
The four year journey represents a discovery of thinking in terms of principles and building a game on structure and philosophy as opposed to moves.
While I’ll always be looking to improve and build on the core above, the next phase is drilling it until it’s a part of my being.
So, have started doing reps on a regular basis, and feel like a no stripe white belt! There are just so many avenues to go with this:
Number of Reps
Alloted time Reps (see previous post)
Reps to a Finish
Isolated Reps (drilling small isolated details)
Experimental Reps (finding the right mechanics be feeling a position over and over)
Are these things inherently fun? No, but working on that. Number one, I’m not used to this. I suppose it’s mentally similar to the beatings we take from pretty much everyone when we’re new at sparring. I’m assuming there’s a light at the end of the tunnel but who knows. Going off of instinct at this point.