John Danaher Explained The Most Significant Skill In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
When beginners step into the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, they look forward to practicing and honing the best BJJ techniques. For most of the players, it is a grappling technique. They think it is the best way to defend and win the BJJ tournament and bring a lot of gold and silver home. However, here, a question arises. Is it the right approach to learn a grappling technique that will let you knock out the opponent? Also, some players ask if it is sufficient to escape from critical situations as well.
Well, this is something that can be argued for a long time. Still, if we say there is one skill that can help you get out of all the situations. This vital BJJ skill is staying safe according to John Danaher. If you get injured frequently or cannot keep yourself safe during combat, then your BJJ training must be challenging indeed.
Danaher explained the most significant skill in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as follows:
The first concern you must always address is avoiding needless self injury.
So, learning to tap early to submissions, learning to relax your body to give way to force rather than confront it head on every time, and learning the correct body postures to keep yourself safe under heavy physical pressure, these are all truly essential skills.
He continued his explanation on Instagram Post as:
Remember always that the number one reason for extended time off the mat and detailed training programs is injury – so learning the essential skills of lowering the risk of self injury is a big part of continued progress over time.
Just as every doctor begins his career with the adage “first, do no harm”, so too the jiu jitsu player must begin his career with the adage “first, avoid self harm” and learn the simple but vital skills of physical self preservation on the mat.