23Oct

Danaher & Askren on Jiu-Jitsu Training Styles

John Danaher and Ben Askren talk about the differences between training for jiu-jitsu and training for wrestling and how the former can benefit from adopting aspects of the latter.

“It’s my personal belief that jiu-jitsu sees enormous technical change year-by-year. Every year there are new techniques coming in, there’s fascinating, new stuff coming in all the time. But jiu-jitsu almost never sees innovation in training methodology. You see massive innovations in technique. Zero innovations in training. And that’s got to change. If jiu-jitsu is going to mature as a sport, that’s got to change.”

–Danaher on building a jiu-jitsu program in the image of amateur wrestling.

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