Today I wanted to address to you the need for beginners to drill with advanced jiu-jitsu practitioners.
Now that winter break is coming, we can expect some new faces to walk through the door. Some of them are college students who are on break and finally have the time to train. I certainly know I was guilty of this. Some are brand new while others have a bit of experience. These new students provide more training partners which equals a higher quality gym. But there is sometimes a bit of hesitation for these newer students to roll with the better students. Sometimes rolling with a beginner can help you practice moves that you just learned, but mainly, it is not jiu jitsu because these students don’t yet know what proper jiu jitsu technique is. Just like street fights aren’t MMA, and just like boxing in the backyard with your friends when you were 13 wasn’t boxing.