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The pyramid of execution
The elements are 60% of the structureOne thing that I have seen over the years through traveling, training, and teaching is that most of the high level practicioners offer ONE of TWO things.
I feel efficient and effective movement, developed from their development of the inner workings. Their...
The "basic" techniques are what work in the beginning and the end (25% of the structure)The "basic" techniques of Jiu-Jitsu are what you learn in the beginning and then eventually come back around to at the end. It is an amazing "Circle of Jiu-Jitsu Life". This could also be due to the fact that when you reach Black Belt, your ability to dissect is at another level. You have "Black Belt Eyes".
In the beginning, the "basics" lay the foundation for your Jiu-Jitsu. Over time, people become blinded by the idea that the "basics" only work against basic practicioners. This is NOT the case.
The execution of the technique (15% of the structure)In the beginning, individuals have no idea what the possibilities are, so they fall for the "basic" techniques much quicker. As time goes on and they evolve, it becomes much more difficult to execute these same techniques. This is where people go ONE of TWO directions...
>>> When you don't execute (top of the pyramid)...
>>> You have a technique (middle of the pyramid) that failed...
What is your next step? Find a new technique or revert back to the elements???
The answer...ALWAYS revert back to the elements of the technique FIRST!
The answer to your problem is in one of the mechanics of the technique. If you go through the list and cannot find a solution, perhaps then, it is time to start playing with some new tricks.
Trust this method
When you analyze the top people in our art or your sport and see their "basic" game, it was not completely credited to how much they drilled. It was the development of their "elements, their mechanics, their concepts", the base of the pyramid. Every activity, art, sport, or game, has certain principles, do not forget to refer back to them!
There are unbelievable innovators that come up with advanced technology and complex ideas in every activity, but the ones that always are regarded at the TOPfollowed the strategy of "developing"the powerful technology they already have!
Gable, Rickson, Jordan...
These guys were developers of sport and art, but they developed it based on the "basics".
➡️ When your technique fails revert back to the elements.
➡️ When you exhaust every possibility, ask someone better.
➡️ When they can't figure it out, find a new path.
The mechanics of a "basic" technique can be simple or complex. Develop the mechanics along with the repetition and you will find yourself....
Gable, Rickson, Jordan, _____ (Why not you?).