2 months ago, I stumbled into a small BJJ gym and the instructor gave me a free lesson and I have been hooked ever since.
I have progressed enough to have earned 1 stripe on my white belt...Yaaaahooo! right?
This is what I learned and any help, guidance would be appreciated
1) Since I train to powerlift, my explosion to a move is hard to stop per the instructor
2) I still rely on a lot of strength instead of technique since I can over-power everyone in the club who weigh more or less than me
3) I have learned to move my hips and focus on position instead of strength...still a work in progress because once the instructor puts me in a lock I freak out and rely on brute strength
4) BJJ has increased my flexibility which has helped me in my powerlifting
I am really hooked on this sport of BJJ. My first comp is May 8 in Dallas. I have learned to protect and survive since I constantly roll with the instructor who is a 4 stripe purple belt. He overcomes my strength with pure patience and technique. Most of the time it is him and I in class because people enjoy paying money and not coming to class.
Is there any training tools I can use, credible websites I can visit or anything? I am unsure of where exactly to go and who has the most credibile information since everyone has a BJJ website up. I hear the name Gracie a lot but are there anymore sites out there that is credible by the sports standards?