The truth behind Rickson's superior physical movement and jiu-jitsu based fighting skills
Ever wondered what really set Rickson apart from everyone else?
He hinted at the answer when he said, "To be a great fighter you need a good combination of speed strength, flexibility, and endurance."
- So how did Rickson train for more speed, strength, flexibility, and endurance to become so dominant?
- What does Rickson credit for making his Jiu-Jitsu movement so fluid?
- What did Rickson call the Shadow Boxing of Jiu-Jitsu?
- What do Rickson Gracie, Conor McGregor, Andre Galvao, and virtually every world-class championship-caliber Jiu-Jitsu fighter have in common?
The secret is a Jiu-Jitsu specific movement practice.
→ By having a Jiu-Jitsu specific movement practice, your body will begin to build muscle memory for movements that are very unnatural outside of Jiu-Jitsu (think bridging, umpa, and how to move the legs to break someone's posture in guard, etc.). The truth is, many of the movements in Jiu-Jitsu are not movements we make in other areas of life, and so the neural pathways and the muscles and joints involved are simply not up to the task without training.
→ However, if you can strengthen the muscles and connective tissues responsible for these movements, you will reduce the frequency and intensity of your injuries, and you will also speed your recovery time when you do get injured (which is almost inevitable as a grappler). It's usually a sudden movement we're not ready for that gets us hurt, and these solo drills will prepare your body from every angle.
→ Also, by having a Jiu-Jitsu specific movement practice, you will improve your timing and your efficiency exponentially, and you don't even need a training partner to do it.
→ Besides improving your timing, technique and bulletproofing your body to injuries, there's another benefit of regularly doing solo drills which is you will build your ability to visualize Jiu-Jitsu. This means you can improve your skill before and after you roll or compete because your ability to visualize perfect performance as well as review mentally what happened in a given fight will improve dramatically. Nobody talks about this skill, but it is one of the "hidden keys" to truly mastering this art - developing your mind so you can perceive and remember what is actually happening in vivid detail.
Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced
What Will I Learn?
✓ Can’t make it to the gym? No Problem. This is a total body workout that is sport-specific you can do anywhere.
✓ Awkward or Spastic on the mat? No Problem. Develop natural muscle patterns to let you flow with the go.
✓ Run out of Gas? No Problem. Build strength and endurance in those muscles we only use in Jiu-Jitsu
✓ Hurt or Can’t train as much as you want? No Problem. Solo drills are injury-free while improving technique and movement. And, I break all that down for you.
✓ The most important thing is not just doing these movements. What's important is an understanding how, when, and where they are actually used in training Jiu-Jitsu!
✓ And, I break it all down for you!