Professor Pedro Sauer sharing information about the Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation, Self Defense vs. Sport, Jiu-Jitsu Cruises & Camps, & Class Breakdowns for Beginners.
Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation. The idea of the federation is to bring Jiu-Jitsu back to the idea of self defense. They are looking to clarify the differences between sport Jiu-Jitsu and self defense based Jiu-Jitsu.
Inverting the triangle of defense & sport. A tremendous number of people drop out in the early stages. One of the goals is to show defense oriented material first, Gracie Combatives, and help beginners achieve success early. This way, even if the student leaves early, they have some good self defense material to take with them. Jiu-Jitsu vs. Any Opponent is the early goal. The student should go home every day with a sense of accomplishment. Jiu-Jitsu vs. Jiu-Jitsu, or competition material, comes in later stages.
Some interesting results from this type of curriculum:
Injuries have decreased.
The quality of people interested has improved.
Jiu-Jitsu Cruises & Camps. Professor Sauer shares some of the details and experiences from their Jiu-Jitsu immersion cruise events and camps in Brazil.
Designing Training Programs:
Self Defense for your joints & your body. When teaching a new student, here is a good progression.
- Use your skeleton to survive.
- Use as little muscle as possible.
- Learn how to defend against strikes.
Create a positive, safe environment for the new student to learn. They need to defend against a bad guy first, and then they can progress into the competition aspects if they are interested.
Professor also discusses being a good entrepreneur. Not someone who is only interested in money, but in improving the community.
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