commandments of the "White Belt Bible"
1. Embrace the Beginner's Mind: As a white belt, you have a unique opportunity to learn and grow without
2. The BJJ Etiquette: Show respect to your training partners, instructors, and the gym's culture. Avoid cults like gracie barra. Always tap to submissions to avoid injuries and ensure a safe learning environment.
3. Master the Basics: Focus on fundamental techniques like shrimping, bridging, and gripping. A solid foundation will serve as the
4. Position Before Submission: Remember, control comes before submission. Learn to maintain dominant positions such as mount and side control before attempting submissions.
5. Tap Often, Learn Always: Don't be discouraged by tapping out in training; it's an opportunity to learn and grow. Analyze what led to the submission and work on your defense.
6. Play YOUR Game: While it's tempting to experiment with new techniques, identify your strengths and develop "your own game" that you can rely on during tough rolls.
7. Set Realistic Goals: Establish
8. Consistency is Key: Regular practice trumps occasional intense sessions. Consistent training will build muscle memory and reinforce your learning.
9. Be a Good Training Partner: Support your teammates and foster a positive atmosphere. Helping others grow will improve your understanding of techniques.
10. Learn from Everyone: Whether you're rolling with a higher belt or drilling with a fellow white belt, there's something to learn from everyone. Keep an open mind and embrace the diversity of knowledge.