BJJ Black Belts Ritchie Yip and Stephan Kesting have a wide-ranging discussion, vaguely centered around tips that BJJ beginners need to know.
Material covered includes:
Whether beginners should in their own class or mixed in with more advanced people
Things to look for when checking out a new school
How to avoid situations where you’re just going to get maliciously rag dolled by senior students
How instructors can teach a class of differing levels
What the the only real spiritual benefits of martial arts training is
How to tell if a martial arts school is run by a complete A-hole
Why training with black belts only is a huge mistake
What happens when people interested in taking a kickboxing class end up in the jiu-jitsu class by mistake…
Why learning jiu-jitsu is much harder than learning boxing, and how not to get discouraged during that learning process
The most insane idea Stephan has ever had for making a training dummy
And much more...
For more about Ritchie check out www.infighting.ca
For more about Stephan check out www.grapplearts.com