Some people are naturally aggressive, while others seem to lack this innate quality.
Our friend Megan who is a BJJ White Belt says she lacks aggression. In particular she says she lacks being aggressive from her Full Guard and is unable to pull the trigger when she is rolling in her Brazilian Jiu-jitsu gym. And this is a vicious spiral. Because she lacks aggression due to the fact that her guard just gets passed and she gets passed because she is unable to be offensive.
This is a common situation I’ve seen as a Brazilian Jiujitsu coach.
Some White Belts have too much aggression while others don’t seem to have any at all. Personally I was one of the White Belts that had way too much.
Being Technically Aggressive In BJJ
In this video I discuss some of the strategies I used to build aggression off my back. Because as a Wrestler who got into BJJ second. Being aggressive off my back didn’t come naturally in my BJJ training.
On the subject of BJJ aggression I also want to stress that if you don’t naturally have aggression. It’s ok. Many people are overly aggressive because of negative factors. Things like ignorance to the positions and fear of losing can cause this.
My goal for anyone wanting to develop more aggression would be to do so based on their technical abilities. Rather than blind aggression. Being aggressive in BJJ is great but doing so without the technique to back it up will lead to a road block eventually.
Anyways, I hope this video helps out any of you trying to be more aggressive in BJJ.
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