Love the Zen based idea of comprehending the whole of Jiu-Jitsu through one position and/or understanding all positions via an understanding of principles.
Don’t know if the above is possible, but the larger point is the direction it gives the mind.
To the idea of principles, came across this article on Rickson’s Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation site recently, that listed Leverage, Base, Weight Distribution, and Posture as guiding Jiu-Jitsu principles.
Full article here:
Off the top of my head I’d add Uniformity (Natural Body Movement), Energy Efficiency, Timing, Distance, Connection, and Survival (not getting submitted or ktfo).
Anyways, something I’m going to be more vigilant about is filtering my Jiu-Jitsu through each of these principles and prioritizing accordingly.
How do your favorite positions utilize each if any of the preceding principles?
Bring some science to your training: