Most people know that BJJ private lessons are available at every single academy “school” with pretty much every teacher, but most people don’t take them because they can be quite pricey. However, it’s not just a matter of money; it’s a matter of prioritization. Like with any expensive purchase, if you want it bad enough, you can find ways to afford it. This quick list is meant to help bump those of you that are indecisive about them, in the right direction to possibility invest in some private lessons. It doesn’t have to be weekly; it can even be once a month, but either way the benefits can be very useful.
1. YOU GETAN INSTROCTOR’S FULL ATTENTION.
Sure, groupclasses are great because you get to train with all sorts of different people.However with that benefits come a majordown side; a good teacher has to divide his time as fairly as possible betweeneveryone un the class, so if you’re in a school full with 15-30 people perclass , you’re going to have a hard timegetting the most detail out of your professor. That’s why having his fullattention in a private for 30 minutes two an hour is really valuable.
2. LEARN ASMUCH DEEP DETAIL AS NEEDED.
Anotherthing that’s great about private lessons is that you can take the time todissect certain details that you would never have the chance to really get intoin regular class. As many people know, jiu jitsu is all about details, a slight angle chancein any position can be a world of difference. So this is your chance to reallyget the details that your game has been missing.
Usually, inregular classes, your professor does not take individual questions- there is aprogram that is following and everyone sticks to it, and sure, you can ask yourprofessor questions about what he is demonstrating, but you won’t have thechance to really look into your own game. In a private lesson it’s all aboutyou. You can write down a list of things that have been frustrating you and youcan really work out those personal techniques you’ve been thinking about.
4. GETROLLING TIME WITH YOUR PROFESSOR.
Anotherbenefit of getting undivided attention is that you can get to roll with “ME”during your private lesson. I enjoyrolling with my students, however large group sizes and limited time does notgive me an opportunity to provide individual attention to details andfeedback. The object of the roll is tocontinue without stopping to exercise the skills learned. If feedback is given after the roll, it’s notlikely for the feedback to be absorbed. Muscle memory and time explaining skill in great detail will providemore productive growth.
Do you havea scattered work schedule? Can’t make it to as many classes as you’d likebecause of it? Well, a private lesson can be booked when it’s convenient forboth you and your professor. Even if I have a tight, your options are stillbetter- you can book an extra quality training session whenever possible.