Stretching with Brazilian Jujitsu

Talk about having an adventure day and stretching – literally! I just got back from a 2 day Brazilian Jujitsu seminar by John Will, an amazing martial artist and instructor – this guy not only knows his stuff but knows how to teach it too! I’ve never done Brazilian Jujitsu before so it was a fun eye-opener.

Something I really liked about John was his continual use of positive reinforcement; one of his favorite phrases during training was ‘good job!’ Reminds me of my first Bujinkan Taijutsu sensei, Marcus Snoddy, who would always say ‘good training!’

In my experience as a coach, I’ve also found positive reinforcement to work much better than negative reinforcement, catching people when they’ve done something well and recognizing them for it. That builds both confidence and motivation, both excellent states to continue learning from.

I’ve still got a bit of a stiff neck because of a neck crank we did where we pushed the head down onto the chest and folded the rest of the body into a V position – good training :P

Keep stretching!

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