10 tips everyone should know before starting training Jiu-Jitsu
FROM GRACIE MAG: http://www.graciemag.com/2015/01/10-tips-everyone-should-know-before-start-training-jiu-jitsu/
Gracie Mag has put together a top 10 list of everything a new white belt in BJJ should know. Check out the first two and read the rest on GracieMag.com!
1. Trust and be trustworthy.
NEVER hold a sub past the tap out. When in doubt as to whether your training partner has tapped, let go—better safe than sorry. By striving to be a more reliable training partner and trust your teammates and coaches, the environment becomes a safer and more pleasant place in which to learn. If you’re not having fun, none of it makes any sense. Jiu-Jitsu is something you carry with you for the rest of your life. Each stage should be great; after all, the art is the most wonderful addiction you could possibly have.
2. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is done in a gi.
As trendy as it is, make sure to have a good understanding of the techniques using cloth before venturing into “No-Gi”. It’s easier to adapt your Gi techniques to No-Gi than vice-versa.