One of the best ways to study a move is to watch top-level competitors execute it in competition. You can see all the work and detail that go into finishing that move against another top competitor. Unfortunately, it’s hard to string enough of these together to truly study a move in detail, so we’ve done it for you. This is the first in a series of training journals that takes 20-30 examples of a move executed in competition and strings them back-to-back for film study.
In every other highly competitive sport in the world film study is ingrained in a teams preparation. This has been slow to catch on in jiu jitsu because often players don’t know how or what to study. This certainly isn’t the only way to study film, but it certainly takes a page out of American football’s book. Often when preparing for an opponent a team will watch their competitor run one specific play over and over again to prepare against it. This means a coach somewhere cut the film up and put all of those plays back-to-back. This is our idea with the training journal. Take one move, and play it back-to-back for efficient study. We hope you enjoy.