I once posted a cool new technique by a famous jiu-jitsu fighter on the Grapplearts Facebook Page.
Within the hour I got a text from a purple belt friend of mine who wanted me to show him how to do this technique and start using it.
I said sure, but I also advocated caution…
I told him that it was going to take a LOT more time to incorporate this particular BJJ technique in to his game. Not because it was extraordinarily difficult, but because it didn’t fit his pre-existing game!
This concept of congruence of new techniques with your existing game is an important topic, and I discussed it in more detail on episode 42 of my podcast. To listen to this conversation you could press play on the embedded audio player below, but then you might miss out on future episodes, wouldn’t you?
So the best thing to do is to subscribe to The Strenuous Life Podcast using the podcast player that you almost certainly already have on your phone!
(For example, if you have an iPhone then it’s the purple app with the antenna-like thing in it. Just click the Apple Podcasts link below and it should open up that app for you.)
Here are the links to find the podcast on various players.
- Apple Podcasts (the purple app on your iPhone)
- Google Podcasts (the new google podcast app)
- Spotify (it’s free)
- Google Play
Or you can listen here:
You can also watch a detailed discussion of this topic in the video below…