The great thing about mindmaps is that they provide an easy-to-follow visual reminder of the techniques and positions covered. For most this is quicker to review and easier to assimilate than text notes. You’re also able to get a birds-eye view of how everything is connected and (hopefully) improve your understanding those intricacies.
The downside is that without the source material (DVD, book, magazine, etc) they’re usefulness is greatly limited. Don’t get me wrong, they’re cool to look at but how much are you really getting out of it? So what can be done about that?
“Size doesn’t matter” is a common catch phrase in BJJ. Also known as the “gentle art,” Jiu-Jitsu has been touted as the art that can favor smaller bodies because of its finesse and leverage and lack of technique based on strength.
However, as a 5’3 female grappler, I’ve often found myself doubting this when the human equivalent of a Mac truck crushes me into the mat while rolling. Like so many in my situation, bigger and stronger people have long been the source of much frustration during my Jiu-Jitsu journey.
Enter Grapplearts.com’s newest DVD release How to Defeat the Bigger, Stronger Opponent, taught by black belts Emily Kwok and Stephan Kesting. Read More >>