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TFS#101: Recovering From Turtle, Posture Safety, & Working For Yourself

“People that are different have a shot at being original.” — Jim Carrey

Being different doesn’t mean you go out of your way to be different for the sake of being different.

That just makes you a contrarian.

And being a contrarian doesn’t make you different but it does make you predictable.

You should just aim to be original, be yourself.

What that means is paying attention to your work and focusing on producing the best result.

Let’s just see how far you can get.

Now on to today’s topic…


Recovering from Turtle

What’s the best way to get out of the Turtle position?

Keep moving.

You don’t want to sit in Turtle, you’ll allow your opponent to establish their position, grips, hooks, and other forms of control.

The best thing for you to do is to learn a handful of “moves” based on how you’re ending up in that position.

But don’t just start in Turtle. Start in a position that usually gets you into Turtle.

For example, start the match in bottom Side Control and allow your partner to force you to roll over into the Turtle position.

Once the rolling from you begins, the match is live.

This way you’re training yourself to anticipate the Turtle position coming and ready to move from there.


Safety for your posture

If you’re not paying attention to your training, Jiu-Jitsu is horrible for your posture.

It can exacerbate those who sit all day due to an office job.

You end up hunched forward like a gorilla.

Or your ligaments get over stretched and you walk like a Dr. Seuss character.

It’s never too early or too late to start.


Resources you’ll love

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🥋 Incase you wanted to see more options for Turtle escapes, here they are. (link)

🥋 Learn the passing strategy with black belt Stuart Cooper. (link)

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Do it for yourself

This past week some white and blue belts expressed the feeling of “the grind” of Jiu-Jitsu.

And if you’re counting the number of classes trained or waiting for the next promotion, yes it’s going to feel like a grind.

You’re either focusing on the wrong goal or you’re not enjoying the process.

Jiu-Jitsu is hard. So it will attract hard workers.

Or perhaps it attracts people who think they’re hard workers and that’s why we get a lot of people who complain. Anyways, it doesn’t matter who those people may be.

When you’re focused on building something for yourself, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to live in the moment of your work.

After all is done, you’ll walk away much more satisfied if you’re working on it for your own enjoyment.

See you on the mats,


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